For this month’s Last Friday, Lillian and I decided to celebrate persimmons with both a persimmon-centered cocktail and appetizer.
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Because fall is all about crisps, I took my classic crisp recipe and gave it a pear and gingersnap slant.
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A sweet-spicy recipe for hummus made with carrots, harissa, and honey that’s also quite healthy.
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A super simple healthy dip recipe inspired by Spanish romesco sauce and made with roasted peppers, blanched almonds, and herbs.
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Check out this week’s episode on my Yahoo! Shine show, “In The Pantry” where I show you a recipe for an easy (and vegan) Toasted Garlic Edamame Hummus.
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A recipe for a healthy vegetarian salad with mixed greens, wild rice, tomatoes, mozzarella, green onions, pistachios, and a tangy yogurt dressing.
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This recipe is a marriage of two of my favorite things — watermelon-feta salad and tomato-farro side dish — it comes together for a perfect summer dish that’s great as a vegetarian main or a midsummer side.
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My summery take on upside-down cake with peaches, rhubarb, and polenta.
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Gear up for grilling season with this simple appetizer of charred asparagus with mint gremolata and burrata cheese.
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My Mom has a language all her own. Well, for all the etymology geeks out there, it’s not so much a language as a vernacular or even a jargon. No matter how you categorize it, it’s a sort of word pizzazz that’s distinctly hers.
Over the years, we’ve collected these terms with the goal of someday making a bound thesaurus — a Mom-saurus if you will. (Though, on second thought, that may sound more like something from the Paleolithic era than a word reference). Semantics aside, it’d be packed with turns of phrase, idioms, and sayings that just might be on an endangered words list were it not for my mother.
A few of the real gems include terms like: ravs instead of ravioli; sconces for, well, sconces but used at a rate higher than that of true sconce sightings; fisticuffs for any sort of run-in, but, when said, it must be accompanied by the action of spinning clenched fists under your chin in the manner of the Fighting Irish mascot; and excessive use of the word traipsing, as in, “the cat was traipsing about the garden with no regard for the orchids I had just planted.”
Continue Reading: What I Learned From My Mom: Jazz Hands and Fisticuffs →