Monthly Archives: September 2012

Oven Dried Tomatoes

If you are a Portlander with a patio or any kind of garden to speak of, you most likely have an abundance of cherry tomatoes.  Last year the wet cold summer ruined the tomato crop.  This year, with two months … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bread

Fall is in the air, and that means time for pumpkin bread.  The aroma that fills your house when this bread is in the oven is enough reason to bake it.  It tastes pretty good too. 2 C. sugar 1 … Continue reading

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No-Cook Fresh Peach Ice Cream

This ice cream may not start out with a cooked custard base, but I promise you it’s the real deal.  Creamy, rich and smooth with a fresh peach flavor through and through.  Be sure to use very ripe peaches for … Continue reading

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Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Bacon

I love roasting apples, and I love the apple and pork combination.  This dish couldn’t be faster or easier to throw together.  Roast two tenderloins and make sandwiches the next day. 2 pork tenderloins salt and pepper 1 large apple … Continue reading

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Thanks to my friend Chris for this recipe.  This silky smooth gazpacho is the perfect thing to make with your ripe garden tomatoes.  Be sure to chill it well before serving.  You could also garnish this with a chilled, cooked … Continue reading

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Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

This is my adaptation of Ina Garten’s tomato soup recipe.  It’s simple, quick, and a must when the garden is overflowing with ripe tomatoes. 2 T. olive oil 1 C. white onion, chopped 1 C. peeled chopped carrots 2 cloves … Continue reading

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Last Day of Summer Homemade Popsicles

Today is our last day of summer vacation.  I can’t say I’m sad about it.  I am happy to have a purpose this week other than chores and care giving.  This is a post I kept meaning to write all … Continue reading

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Summer Berry Cake

This is one of those show-stopping desserts that makes everyone happy.  It’s light and not too sweet, the whipped cream pairing perfectly with the berries.  It looks great, and tastes great.  This recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook- … Continue reading


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