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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. 

 

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, a peanut butter sandwich, bruschetta with warm Brie, in oatmeal or yogurt, or right...

Eggplant Involtini

Also called Rollatini, these stuffed pockets of creamy eggplant get TWO YUMS UP 👍👍!! These don’t have the calorie hit of traditional...

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...

What I Know For Sure

“Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That's how the light gets in.”...

Seared Ahi Tuna

Summer grilling just upgraded to ooooo la la! My Mister is the Celebrity Chef with this delicacy! He says: ”Source 1 and 1/2 lb sushi...

Preserved Purple Plums in Honey Syrup

These glorious purple plums appeared 🙌🙌🙌 like a vision 🙌🙌🙌 at the Farmer’s Market and there was no resisting them. I grew up on...

Dividing Perennial Grass

A Two Minute Course: So Simple! Early Spring or Fall is a good time to renovate clumps of grass that have gotten bare in the center from...

The Herb Garden

Take a walk through my herb garden with me. Sweet basil. The King of herbs. Tricky to grow. Thirsty all the time, needs incessant...

In the Sedum

Drought tolerant and in all the colors a foliage freak could desire.

Triple Berry Upside Down Cake

Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, oooo la la! This very berry confection was invented by my friend, famed cookbook author,...

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...

Carrot Top Pesto

Gnarly organic carrots from the Farmer’s Market, so sweet and delicious! The greens were so fresh that I whirrred them up into a pesto....

The Farmer’s Market

I revere farmers, and the new generation of young farmers is coming on organic and enthusiastic. I revel in their energy and I deeply...

Presto…Pesto!

Preserve your fresh basil by whirring up the most magical of condiments. ½ cup pine nuts, toasted 3 Oz Parmesan, grated (about ¾ cup) 2...

Sweet Home Allegra

Allegra is my home, shared with My Mister of 4 decades, Robert. A friend long ago dubbed Allegra “the happiest place on earth”....

 

Elaine

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