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Gina's Recipes & Food Stories...

  • Arugula and Asparagus Pesto

    I love spring for many reasons—two of them are asparagus and arugula. When I was a child, my parents would take my brothers and I asparagus hunting, and then we would enjoy the bounty. And each spring...

  • Delicious Hot Chai

    The perfect cup of warmth & love for a cold winter day. About 15 years ago I started drinking chai because it was the hip alternative to coffee, which I had decided I wanted to cut from my diet.  ...

  • Gluten-free Pumpkin Macadamia Pancakes

    Pancakes can be traced back to prehistoric times. In fact, they were one of Otzi the Iceman’s last meals. Remember him?  His remains were found in 1991 in the Italian Alps and they showed eviden...

  • Happy Summer Salad

    I love watermelon and love to find ways to eat it every day in the summer. Crisp, sweet, refreshing watermelon. In ancient Egypt watermelon was put in tombs to provide water for the long journey ahead...

  • Lemon Polenta Cake

    Summer means school is out, pools are open, and it’s raining berries! Picnic tables are filled with bowls of raspberries, gooseberries, huckleberries, choke cherries, wild strawberries, blueberr...

  • Peach and Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

    Simple, Sweet, and Sumptuous As the summer winds down, I find myself savoring its last vestiges: local peaches and heirloom tomatoes. Where I live, peaches come from Palisade, where they are glorious....

  • Pumpkin Stew

    Pumpkins can be found as far back as people have walked across the Americas. In the Huron creation myth the pumpkin vine grew from the head of the divine woman, the first person to grace the earth. It...

  • Stuffed Apple Dumpling

    In his Epigram VII, Plato wrote: “I throw the apple at you, and if you are willing to love me, take it and share your girlhood with me; but if your thoughts are what I pray they are not, even th...

  • Vegan Beet Bechemel

    Beets are an ancient root that originally grew along coastlines of Europe, North Africa, and Asia. Ancient Romans believed beets to be an aphrodisiac—guess what? They were right! The nitrates found in...

  • Yummy Beet Balls

    I’m looking forward to marrying two root vegetables this fall: beets and sweet potatoes. When I was young I hated canned beets. They were a staple at school lunches, on my Mom’s dinner table, an...