Author Archive | Barr

Ice Cream Sandwiches 101 – Quick and Slow


Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream (and cookies)! Ice cream sandwiches are one of my favorite treats. The newest, fastest way for me to get my fix is buying a bag of Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies and a pint of Haagen Dazs Gelato (the Stracciatella worked well but next time I will […]

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Cool Sips for Hot Days

Rhubard Spritz

My family loves bubbles in drinks. We have grown extremely fond of our Soda Stream and as a result I’ve been making loads of concoctions. Before the advent of the Soda Stream we used the old faithful seltzer maker – and while it’s a bit more attractive, it’s not as convenient. Here are a few […]

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Modern Day Vegetarian Pupu Platter


When I was a kid I insisted on my birthday dinner at New York’s now defunct Trader Vic’s. I loved their pupu platter followed by beef steak teriyaki. PuPu is a Chinese-American phenomenon originating in Hawaii, loosely translated it means “snail” or “small bites.” Traditionally it is very meat and seafood heavy. Crab rangoon, skewered beef […]

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Inspired Fresh Green Peas

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I love fresh green peas. Not only are they beautiful and tasty, but they are nutrient dense. One of the hot designer ingredients right now is isolated pea protein. It’s showing up in vegan smoothie boosts and bars. While I can’t say it’s delicious, it is great to have another vegan protein alternative available. Here […]

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Rhubarb Recipe Round Up


We inherited our rhubarb from my mother-in-law’s property. Lucky for us the bulbous root is prolific. Alongside my monthly pot of fresh strawberry rhubarb preserves, I’ve made a few wonderful desserts with it so far -most from Pinterest, natch. Here are a few more things I recommend you try: From A Run Away Spoon on […]

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Pinterest Love

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OK, I confess, I have a new love. Pinterest. For those of you who are uninitiated, Pinterest is a great search engine that allows you to “pin” on to virtual bulletin boards all the things that you think are fabulous. I have several “boards” and use them constantly. For example, if you are really interested […]

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Freekah Pilaf


Day of  Honey by journalist Annia Ciezadlo will leave you hankering to make so many of the recipes from her time in Iraq and Lebanon. This is not a cookbook but a memoir of reporting from there over a six year period. Freekah or fire roasted green wheat is slowly becoming available here in speciality […]

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Meatless Monday – Quinoa Patties


This recipe was inspired by a pin I found on pinterest. The original recipe is from Spoon, Fork and Bacon. I've been making these a lot this summer. There's been no complaints and loads of compliments. It's a very versatile recipe in that any good quality cheese works and you can also add other vegetables […]

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Cool, Creamy Cucumbers


Hot weather in the Rockies calls for cool salad ideas. One of my favorite salads is a simple cucumber made with Fage yogurt. I have made this before with Bulgarian style yogurt  but this thick Greek yogurt takes the prize. Seriously thick, there is no sense of depravation with the o% fat. For those of […]

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