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Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
A small city kitchen in Boston's South End
Since 2006, food blogging at The Perfect Pantry®, for the first 9 years from my log house kitchen, and now from my city apartment. Publishing e-cookbooks from The Perfect Pantry® kitchen.
Interests: travel, cooking, reading, photography, art (seeing and making), trying to get tomatoes to grow in my herb garden.
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A twist on the classic, this smoky egg salad gets its kick from Spanish smoked paprika and sweet caramelized onions. Serve it in lettuce boats, or tucked into a pita. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Perfect Pantry®
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How do you get smoke into your cooking? When you're not cooking with meat, try smoked paprika, from a particular region of Spain. It comes in mild or hot varieties. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Perfect Pantry®
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Served on its own as a vegan tapas dish, or on top of toasts with melted cheese, this spicy eggplant caponata is a winner. Make it several days in advance, and it tastes even better. Perfect for picnics, too. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Do you have a favorite mustard? Mine is Dijon, a great addition to salad dressings, sauces and stews. Do you like Dijon mustard, or dislike? Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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During asparagus season, we put it into everything, but one of our favorites has to be this fried rice recipe with asparagus and mushrooms. Quick and easy, it's hearty enough for a main dish. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Pack this baby kale and cabbage salad with lots of mix-ins, and toss everything in a lightened-up Greek yogurt dressing. Main dish or side, depending on how much you add to it! Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Did you grow up toasting marshmallows over a campfire? It's a big summer tradition, and you're never too old to enjoy it. How do you feel about marshmallows: like, or dislike? Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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You'll find versions of this seafood chowder throughout Prince Edward Island and Atlantic Canada. It's easy to make at home, with fresh clams from your fish market, and any other seafood you enjoy. Gluten-free, too. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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The Perfect Pantry celebrates nine years of blogging, with thanks to new and long-time readers. Let's share some fun facts about each other. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Are you a shrimp lover? Whether cooked in a spicy stir-fry, or boiled Louisiana-style, shrimp are a real favorite. Do you like, or dislike? Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Serve this asparagus, mushroom and goat cheese breakfast casserole for brunch, or for dinner, or for a party. And if you don't have asparagus, use any vegetables in your market. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Use out-of-season cherry tomatoes, available year-round at the supermarket, to make these intensely-flavored burst tomatoes. Perfect for sauces, dips, and bruschetta or pizza. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Are you an oven mitt user, or a pot holder user? Do you collect souvenir oven mitts when you travel? Share your thoughts about oven mitts this week on Like or Dislike. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Don't panic when vegans come for dinner; adapt a traditional West African stew in peanut sauce, with your choice of root vegetables. Rich and "creamy", without any cream! Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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West African chicken and peanut stew creates a world of flavor with everyday ingredients from your pantry. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Is spaghetti a bit old-fashioned, or is it still one of your favorites? Do you serve it with meatballs, or something else? Share your thoughts on this week's Like or Dislike. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Combine some of Canada's best food products -- bacon, potatoes and cheese -- combine in this creamy, rich, comforting soup. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Mix up a compound butter with miso, ginger and Sriracha, and stash it in the refrigerator to melt on roasted asparagus, Brussels sprouts, or grilled fish. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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People have strong feelings about mayonnaise. Is it an essential ingredient in your pantry, or can you live without it? Share your thoughts on Like or Dislike. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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All you need are a couple of mushy bananas to make these sugar crusty banana muffins. Vanilla and cinnamon add a taste of the tropics. Great for breakfast or a brunch buffet. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Both sesame seeds and sesame oil add a distinctive, nutty flavor to stir-fry dishes, breads, and sauces. Both are a part of my pantry. Do you like or dislike sesame? Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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This easy rice-and-noodle side dish goes so well with anything you're cooking on the grill. Top it with cinnamon for authentic Middle Eastern flavor. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Every year when asparagus season rolls around, it's great to revisit favorite recipes and to find new favorites to add to your repertoire. Here are my old and new recipes for the season. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Do you like or dislike flowers on the dining table? Color, aroma, size: what works for you, and what doesn't? Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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This creamy tomato soup, so quick and easy to make from scratch, will bring back memories of the very best lunches when you were young. Serve it with a grilled cheese sandwich, of course! Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®