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Entries from June 2008

Sriracha Spiced Turkey Burgers

June 29th, 2008 · 56 Comments

I love hamburgers, but, as I mentioned earlier, I’ve been trying to eat healthy. So, I’ve been making turkey burgers about once a week for months. Faced with yet another package of ground turkey meat in the fridge, expiration date ticking down, I turned to epicurious.com for inspiration.
I’ve become a Sriracha addict, so I […]

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Tags: asian food · dinner · quick fix · recipes · salad

First Rhubarb Dessert of the Summer

June 22nd, 2008 · 54 Comments

When my parents first bought the land that is now Vala’s Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival, a pick-your-own pumpkin farm, they planned to sell strawberries. They planted acres and acres of the finicky sweet berries, placed ads in the local newspaper and sold them to whoever showed up. As an extra revenue booster, Grandpa Ernie […]

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Tags: baking · breakfast · dessert · quick fix · recipes

From Donut to Health Nut: My Italian Salmon Dinner

June 11th, 2008 · 58 Comments

My idea of a “diet” is eating more apples than donuts on any given day. But it’s swimming suit season once again, that time of year when winter’s excesses are destined to be displayed for fellow beach-goers, making me wonder if I had to eat quite so many cookies and burgers this year. So anyway, […]

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Tags: dinner · italian · quick fix · recipes · salad · seafood

Curry (Frittata) in a Hurry

June 4th, 2008 · 64 Comments

My favorite restaurant in Spain was a little Indian food place down the street from the restaurant where I worked. After a few weeks of eating exclusively Spanish food, I was ready for an injection of Indian spice. After I discovered it, my fellow American friend Jillian and I became obsessed and addicted. We were […]

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Tags: dinner · quick fix · recipes · spain