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tamales today

I will forever have a soft spot in my heart for the banana leaf wrapped tamales that I grew up on and they will ALWAYS be my favorite, but… these are so ridiculously easy to make!! Crossing fingers they taste good and that Ingot the masa texture right.

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last of summer and a recipe

Temperatures make it a little hard to tell, but summer is wrapping up in Austin. We picked up what I am sure is going to be our last watermelon of the year with our tuber-heavy CSA stash. In the kitchen, I am closing out the summer with one last batch of my summer squash risotto. […]

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homemade pumpkin puree

I have a confession: I have never baked with canned pumpkin puree. I didn’t grow up eating pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread or pumpkin anything. Our holiday gatherings tended to have flan or Lulu’s choco-flan or dulce de camote. The closest I came to pumpkin in October were those little pumpkin-shaped candies that my mother […]

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make soup with your tomatoes!

Can you believe how mild our spring and summer has been so far? I don’t think I remember tomatoes arriving at the market with anything other than searing heat and blinding sunshine, but we’ve had plenty of grey and cool (in the evenings) this year and I am not complaining one bit. I think going […]

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peach-banana smoothie

It is now officially hot in Texas and we have switched gears in the after school snack department. Cold beverages or frozen popsicles are at the top of the list again. Give our latest, favorite combination a try in that hungry-slot between lunch and dinner. Peach-Banana Smoothie 1 cup almond milk 1 large banana 1 […]

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use your preserves: strawberry lemonade

We don’t eat oodles of sweets around here, but a cold glass of lemonade is pretty close to perfection on hot afternoons. A good portion of our homemade sweet preserves (blueberry, peach, strawberry) get used for summer beverages – blueberry limeade, peach tea, and her favorite – strawberry lemonade. Strawberry Lemonade makes 1 quart ½ […]

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