Categories Archives: Side dishes

Farro Risotto with Roasted Squash, Apple and Kale

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October 9, 2014

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I love this time of year.  I’m ready after the humid, muggy summer to breathe in some fresh crisp air.  I long for my sweaters and log fires to warm the evenings.  With the falling leaves comes the desire of using the abundance of fall flavors such as sage, pumpkins, squash and apples. Did I […]

Changes in Life

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August 13, 2014

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Life Changes.   None of us want them because I think we all hate change.  If it’s a good life change, we’ll take it begrudgingly, but if it’s something that’s scary or undesirable, we avoid it like the plague.  Perhaps that is why so many of us cling to what we know and what is comfortable. […]
 

Fried Green Tomatoes

By: beachcritters

August 14, 2013

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I grew up in the North where things like okra, hush puppies and fried green tomatoes were a foreign language.  The first time I even heard about fried green tomatoes was when the movie by the same name came out.  I watched it, and I saw the things she was putting on the plates and I wondered […]
 

Fantastic Fig Spread

By: beachcritters

August 8, 2013

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When I was growing up my closest connection to figs were in the Fig Newtons my mom used to buy.  I wasn’t a big fan. Then came the bunko game a few years ago.  We all brought a dish to share and the only thing I remember from that night of eating was the basket my friend Leigh […]
 

Tomato and Onion Pie

By: beachcritters

July 31, 2013

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There is nothing better than tomatoes.  I love walking to the garden and picking a sun-kissed tomato off the vine, sprinkle it with a little salt and bite into it, tasting the acidic sweetness and feel the juices run down my chin.  Or, I slice them and place them between two pieces of bread with gobs […]