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Sweet Home Allegra

❤️Food is LOVE❤️ Eat UP!!

Favorite recipes for creating and preserving vibrant food. Views to my sweet life too. 

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Sage: Harvesting and Freezing

I make my Vegetarian Soup Stock from October through to summer food (June), so big sprigs of fresh sage are always just plain necessary....

Oven “Sun Dried” Tomatoes

After receiving a jar from a friend last week (they were delicious!!) I could not resist making these myself. Homemade and farm fresh...

Sweet and Sour Pickled Red Onions

Perfect for adding tang to hummus wraps, salads, charcuterie, grilled sandwiches and just snacking fingers to mouth ooo la la straight...

Elaine’s Hummus

Tried and true after decades of preparing in my inn's kitchen, stick with this recipe and you will never buy hummus pre-made again. Just...

Hot Italian Giardiniera

Mercy me!! This is the veggie pickle crowd pleaser of all time, not soooo hot that it burns, just spicy enough to please and sweet enough...

Zucchini Salsa

Put up this smoky, sweet-peppery, slightly spicy, cilantro-infused chili style salsa when September overflows with zucchini, tomatoes and...

Sweet Corn Relish

This is a 1950s era supermarket hotdog relish elevated to the stars thanks to July’s peak Farm Market opportunities and some dedicated...

Veggie Stuffed Cabbage

Tender pockets of cabbage leaves stuffed with yum and slow cooked in home canned summer tomatoes. Oooo la la! My Mister grew up in a...

Harvesting Pomegranate Seeds

Tis the season! Sprinkle festive, cherry red pomegranate seeds on salads all through the winter season! They are tasty in yogurt, crunchy...

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions are sweet and savory Nirvana made from nothing but plump yellow sugary onions, a chef’s tears and time at the stove....

Mirepoix: The Soup Starter

The French flavor base called mirepoix is a combination of onion, carrot and celery generally cut to the same size. It's used in a ratio...

4-Ingredient Creamy Carrot Soup

Vegan too, because this soup gets its creaminess from Arborio rice (risotto)! The flavor trick is homemade veggie soup stock and sweet...

Pickled Brussels Sprouts

If you love an unusual savory pickle and Brussels Sprouts, this pickle is for you. They are not my favorite, but I make it for love of my...

Canning Tomatoes: Into the Jars!!

Grab those bushels of regular tomatoes at the Farmer’s Market and let’s get to it! The taste of ripe summer tomatoes are a winter treat...

Pear Vanilla Jam

Simply sublime. A glorious condiment on a croissant, addition to a peanut butter sandwich, bruschetta with warm Brie, in oatmeal or...

Roasted Roma Tomatoes for Freezing

This is The Holy Grail of pasta and pizza sauce. Create this divine dining basic during harvest season, freeze it, enjoy, and share the...

Veggie Soup Stock

I keep this photo on my phone for a quick check ….so I never forget an ingredient while at the market. Simple, and ideally all organic...

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