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French Almond and Pear Tart

This is the season when I get to enjoy one of my favorite fruits in an almond and pear tart. The stronger flavored sweet almond filling is a little unusual for a frangipane style tart such as this - and it is delicious. The contrast between the juicy pears and the...
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Heirloom Tomato & Plum Salad with Basil-Mint Pesto and Burrata {vegetarian, gluten-free}

It has been feeling more like fall at our home than the middle of summer. Big thunder storms roll through in the middle of the night and we wake to beautiful crisp mornings. I grab a cup of coffee and sit on the deck with my pup, China, and watch the birds at work....
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Roasted Tomato Strudel {vegetarian}

Every summer I'm on a mission to grow vegetables at our home. Living in the mountains at an altitude of 7,000 feet makes this a great challenge. For the past two years, we have ceremoniously harvested two or three tiny tomatoes and a few basil leaves to make an...
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Sweet Cherry & Blueberry Pie

I’m crazy about anything cherry. They are pretty to look at and I love their luscious juicy flavor. As much as I enjoy a great sour cherry pie, I wanted to share this sweet cherry and blueberry pie as a delicious alternative. This is a great recipe to use when you...
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Spinach, Quinoa and Strawberry Salad with Feta and Toasted Pinenuts {vegetarian, gluten-free}

There was a stifling heat wave crushing its way across the country earlier in the week, so we hit the road. We wound our way up the mountain passes in search of one badass blues guitarist, and some cooler weather. Every time we take the drive from Boulder to Aspen,...
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Savory Chickpea Pancakes {vegetarian, gluten-free}

I’ve had a number of people asking about my savory gluten-free chickpea pancakes since I posted this photo of them on Instagram. These pancakes, made with Bob's Red Mill Garbanzo Bean Flour, are a great substitution for bread for a variety of recipes, including eggs...
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Lemon-Cherry Ricotta Cake

It felt good waking up with the sun this morning, pulling my hair up into a ponytail, skipping the make-up, throwing on sweats and a tee-shirt, knowing that I didn’t have to leave our little birdhouse today. As I stood for a minute sipping coffee at the kitchen sink,...
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Sweet Red Onion Marmalade

Who would have thought that simmering red onions, sugar, vinegar, and a couple of herbs could produce such a lovely compote that lends itself so beautifully to just about any savory dish? This Red Onion Marmalade is one of my favorite condiments. I dump it on fried or...
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