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Navigating the Winter Farmers’ Market

The winter produce scene is not nearly as bleak as some may think. Our global economy ensures that most markets have a variety of fresh produce available all year long. However, if you are trying to cook seasonally and locally, you will certainly be bound by a narrower list of ingredients then you enjoyed all […]

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Sweet Potato Lentil Salad

Yield: 4-6 servings I have subbed butternut squash for the sweet potato – pumpkin too! Roasting time depends on how large you cut your pieces of squash, so check frequently. Whatever you do, don’t skip the mint. Ingredients: 3/4 cup green lentils 2 cups sweet potato, small dice 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon […]

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Weeknight Sweet Potato Pot Pie

This is an old favorite worth sharing again. Having made it today, I am reminded how simple and hearty it is and how perfect it is for back to school/work/practice weeknights. Add a green salad and you are at the table in no time. Or, make the filling in the morning before work, or on the weekend, and then top it with puff pastry and pop it in the oven when you’re ready to eat. Simple and so satisfying.

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Weeknight Sheet Pan Pizza

Pizza is one of those things, like quiche and quinoa, that I consider the perfect platform for cleaning out the veggie drawer, using up odd bits of cheese, and other oddballs including pesto, chipotle purée, leftover cooked meat, bacon, pancetta, fresh herbs – you name it. And yes, I consider it a weeknight meal. Here’s how!

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Golden Gazpacho

I picked these beauties last week. Golden Sunburst. Warm from the sun, fresh from the vine. They tasted like candy! Summer calls for gazpacho. I have many recipes I adore – Mango Gazpacho, Watermelon Gazpacho and this Golden Gazpacho. I’ve used all kinds of tomatoes in this recipe, so just let it be a guide. […]

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Quick Homemade Puff Pastry

Rough-puff is puff pastry for cheaters – and I’m all about it. When the option is thawing puff pastry from a box or making laminated dough from scratch, I typically head for the freezer section. But, when there’s this middlin’ option,  where I can make it myself with results that are good (great!) enough for dinner – I’m in. Read more for the recipe!

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A New Chapter – and Baked Oatmeal!

In 2018, I closed Flagstone Pantry to relocate to Washington, D.C. – again. I’ve had a little time to reflect on my experience owning and operating Flagstone Pantry, which I’ve concluded was equal parts rewarding, challenging, fun and terrifying. Being featured on Cooking Channel’s Cheap Eats: Santa Barbara for my Cowboy Cooking was simply the […]

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Summer Soup Recipes

Some folks think there is a certain season for soup, but we make soup year ’round at Flagstone Pantry.  Summer is a great time to serve cooling gazpachos and other soups that feature seasonal produce like squash, corn and basil. At summer gatherings, we like serving colorful gazpachos in shot glasses as appetizers. Here are […]

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