Archive | August, 2011
Lemon Blueberry Clafoutis by

Lemon Blueberry Clafoutis

A funny conversation occurred yesterday afternoon. My hubby had his monthly scout leader meeting at our house. I don’t attend as I am an unofficial volunteer (being married to the cubmaster), so I hover in the kitchen and listen. If I sit down, then I get sucked into the entire 2-hour meeting and I’ll probably […]

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Seven Posts: A Look Back at Two Years of Blogging

Seven Posts: A Look Back at Two Years of Blogging

I’m taking a break from quinoa, since I fell behind during this week’s back-to-school adventures! My friend Jeanne at the Jolly Tomato challenged me to take on the My Seven Posts project. Originally started by Trip Base Blog, the My Seven Posts challenge encourages bloggers to share links to their older posts that deserve to […]

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Quinoa Fruit Salad by

Tangy Quinoa Fruit Salad

School starts today for my kiddos! Where did the summer go? You spend the last weeks of summer rushing with back-to-school shopping and back-to-school pool parties. We sneaked a few more beach visits since our San Diego summer was a bit cold at the beach. And true to San Diego style, the weather warms up […]

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Quinoa Recipes: The Gluten-Free Pseudo Grain

Quinoa has taken over the food community by storm. The gluten-free crowd loves it because, surprise: it’s a seed & gluten-free. The paleo crew loves it because it’s an ancient “grain” and unprocessed. The low-carb enthusiasts love that this is fiber rich and high in protein. And vegetarians love quinoa because it’s a complete protein […]

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Roasted Tomato Salsa by

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Shopping with kids is always a challenge. Shopping with three kids is simply awful. When they were babies, it was a horrendous experience. I used to wait for the mornings where at least one child was in preschool so I could shop with one less kid. Then the kids got older. Instead of the experience […]

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Summer Love: Berry Rhubarb Crisp with Pistachios

Summer is definitely coming to a close. Next week is the last full week of summer vacation for my kids before school starts. It always makes me a little sad to see the kids return to school. Don’t get me wrong, I could use the alone time. But, summer has this special magic. Something about […]

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Tomato and Brie Tart by

Being Professional and a Tomato and Brie Tart

What does it mean to be a blogger? Does it make a difference if you are a “professional” blogger? Does that word really make a difference? Most of us women in the blogosphere are labeled “Mommy Bloggers.” As if this label is something bad, sloppy or dare I say, UN-professional? I suppose the level of […]

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My Adventures at BlogHer ’11

My Adventures at BlogHer ’11

If you are a blogger, than you know that BlogHer had their convention in San Diego this past weekend. Maybe you were there? If you are not a blogger, let me tell you that this convention is a biggee for bloggers of all kind. It’s not just for foodies, like the BlogHer Food convention I […]

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Roasted Summer Vegetables

If you haven’t noticed, this week I am taking a break from desserts. Not because I haven’t been making any desserts my house, but to highlight my garden vegetables. I’ve kept dinners simple this week since the kids are in a beach camp. This is their major camp for this summer and they are HAVING […]

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Provencal Tomatoes by

Provencal Tomatoes

Wow, it’s August! Already??? I’m so not ready for summer to end. There’s so much left for the kids and I to do! We want more beach days, pool parties, sleepovers, Mommy sleeping in (’til 7:30, mind you) and of course, summer produce! Fresh berries, peaches, corn and tomatoes are at their peak in the […]

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