Category Archives: Fruit

Rhubarb Banana Custard Pie

When I was young, my mother always made strawberry rhubarb freezer jam. I loved it. It tasted like fresh strawberries. Wonderful. But strawberry rhubarb pie was always, always, always a huge taste disappointment for me. Because the strawberries were cooked, … Continue reading

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Blueberry Custard Pie

One of my lifelong summer favorites is Blueberry Cream Pie. It is incredibly delicious and impressive, but given that it is based on whipping cream, it is also awfully rich and sweet, and doesn’t store well. I wanted something a … Continue reading

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Pickled Buddha’s Hand

I haven’t been posting here much, partly because of time and partly because my shoulder’s not working right and my hand’s in a splint (and this has been going on in various forms for about six months now). Slows me … Continue reading

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Banana Foster Quinoa Pudding

Our church choir traditionally has a Mardi Gras party with potluck. This is my first time since going gluten free. They are going to TRY making a gluten-free roux for the big pots of gumbo, and I struggled with what … Continue reading

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Peach Yogurt Custard Pie

Just in case anyone is thinking this might be a pie made with peach yogurt from the store, nope! This is a pie made with peaches and yogurt, as two separate and distinct things. In summer, I often make this … Continue reading

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Watermelon Shrub

Ever cut a watermelon, with no room in the fridge, and can’t get people to eat it? Here’s a solution I just made up, and with which I’m quite happy. 🙂 I’ve been making all these infused vinegars, and had … Continue reading

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Vinegars! Of Many Flavors …

Just because I haven’t had time to write, doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking. Oh, I am so busy! This will be known as the Vinegar Summer, I suspect. Briefly, backstory. I went gluten free almost a year ago. In … Continue reading

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Quinoa & Brussell Sprouts Casserole

Today my long sought, long awaited, recently ordered from Amazon, black quinoa. After gleefully ripping the tape off the box (bare fingers, I was too impatient for scissors), I mixed some of the black with some red and white, tossed … Continue reading

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Quinoa Mango Coconut Salad

It’s smackdab the middle of the summer. Real summer, hot weather, cool meals. Minimal cooking. Light meals. Fresh produce whenever possible. This little delight fits all the criteria. It’s just me here to eat this stuff, so I didn’t make … Continue reading

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Quinoa “Waldorf” Salad

From Twitter: Lunch = Red quinoa, chopped onion/celery/apple, sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, onion salt. Simple. Mmmm. Made this morning, had for lunch. This was inspired by these two recipes, but drastically simplified. Chicken and Quinoa Waldorf Salad with Creamy … Continue reading

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