What goes in a foodie’s vacation suitcase?

We are going on a long anticipated vacation in a couple days.  The place we’re staying has a semi-equipped kitchen; dishes, flatware, assorted pans, working stove and fridge, etc…  When I say the kitchen is semi-equipped I mean it is not constantly inhabited by an obsessive-compulsive, gadget-loving foodie like myself.  I have found myself wondering…

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Dad’s Zucchini Burgers

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I am in the middle of a protracted battle for space with the gargantuan zucchini that keep miraculously popping up in my garden.  After last night’s garden veggie (read: zucchini) and quinoa stew, I was feeling out of ideas.  Then I thought, “Why do I need to come up with ideas?  I can fall back…

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It’s a Yummy Earth.

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My sister Jessamine’s kids have severe food allergies.  The last time I had a peek at the list of no-no foods it included soy, corn, dairy, gluten, wheat, chemical preservatives and chemical dyes, among other things.  Those of you who spend as much time as I do staring at and clucking over product labels will recognize…

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Roasted Garlic

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I am fully aware that it is still late August, but I am programmed to think of putting up food for the winter in mid-summer.  See Grandma, Mom, and Dad?  I did pay attention!  And so, in the spirit of playing ‘the ant’ to any food preservation grasshoppers out there…   It’s garlic season!  Yippee!…

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Golden Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

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Golden Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread with a natural companion; butter! I have previously mentioned my bias against toaster ovens.  This week my baking ignitor in my oven went right during the most gorgeous stretch of fall-like summer weather.  My husband, the Evil Genius, inexplicably has a love of toaster ovens and has been trying to…

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Star Trek as a metaphor for life.

Alright.  This is going to be a pure, unadulterated nerd moment.  If you are averse to that, I’d suggest you look away momentarily.   The Evil Genius and I were joking about which positions in the Napoleonic Era Royal British Navy the various officers in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ and the original ‘Star Trek’…

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