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Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
A log cabin in northwest Rhode Island
Since 2006, food blogging at The Perfect Pantry® from my log house kitchen. 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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In our house, eggs are perfect for any meal. This breakfast casserole tastes just as good for dinner, served with crusty bread and a simple green salad. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Perfect Pantry®
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Do you love bacon? If it's one of your favorite foods, come and play Like or Dislike and let us know. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Perfect Pantry®
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Make this easy ketchup-glazed traditional turkey meatloaf ahead of time, and stash it in the freezer for busy worknights. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Perfect Pantry®
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Here are 40 of my favorite recipes using Sriracha sauce, the spicy hot sauce that comes in the squeeze bottle with the rooster on the side. Restaurants have known about it for years, and now you can find it in any supermarket. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Nutmeg finds its way into sweet and savory dishes from many world cuisines. Do you cook with nutmeg? Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Up in the air, down on the ground. I love autumn in New England. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Lydia Likes It
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It's easy to make a slow cooker batch of this Asian-inspired sweet and salty spicy shredded beef brisket, and freeze it in small portions for rice bowls during the week. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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This streamlined version of an easy Basque chicken recipe, with lots of onion, bell pepper and tomatoes, is a perfect make-ahead party dish that's easy enough for weeknight dinners. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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How do you feel about ketchup? Is it a childhood favorite, or an indispensable condiment in your own kitchen? Share your opinion on this week's Like or Dislike. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Make this hearty white bean, sausage and kale soup ahead, and stash it in the freezer for quick and easy weeknight dinners. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Spicy North African harissa pepper paste kicks up the flavor in an easy turkey and butternut squash stew. Served over brown rice, it's a meal in a bowl. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Do you keep balsamic vinegar in your pantry? Is is your go-to vinegar? Click through to the blog and cast your vote. Do you like, or dislike? Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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In the kitchen we're designing for our Boston apartment, we'll have a garbage disposal, something we don't have in the log house kitchen because it's not great for our septic tank. I love these homemade garbage disposal cleaning tablets from Bitz & Giggles, and I'm definitely going to make an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Lydia Likes It
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Chutney, an Indian condiment that combines fruit with onions and ginger, spices up your turkey (and leftovers), so make a batch for the Thanksgiving table. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
After watching Stephen Colbert sing a few lines of this song on the eve of the Scottish independence vote (right at the :17 mark), I couldn't get The Proclaimers out of my head. Dr. Who fans will remember this as the soundtrack to David Tennant's cast and crew departure video.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Lydia Likes It
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If you love Korean barbecue, you'll love this recipe for slow-cooker chicken with the same spicy-salty flavors. This recipe comes from Hawaii! Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Welcome to Like or Dislike, where you get to share how you really feel about ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, even favorite cooking gear. Do you like, dislike, love, crave, despise, wish for, use in your own kitchen? The things... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Whatever you call the color, you will definitely call this risotto a beet lover's dream. Roasted beets and goat cheese add natural sweetness. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Sometimes, we don't fully appreciate the greatness of people in public life until they step to the side, where they are more free to express ideas, influence or initiate change, and use social media to bring us on board. So it has been with economist Robert Reich, who served as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Lydia Likes It
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Forty fabulous ideas for using dairy-free coconut milk in your cooking: appetizers, soups and stews, main dishes and desserts! Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Do you like peanut butter? Come and share your point of view about this pantry staple; play Like or Dislike on The Perfect Pantry. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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An Italian-inspired vegetable soup that accommodates anything you have in your end-of-the-season garden. A parmesan cheese rind adds a special flavor; vegans can omit it. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
The things some bodies can do. Enjoy. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Lydia Likes It
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Caribbean pepper pot, packed with chicken and shrimp, butternut squash and kale (or callaloo), wouldn't be the same without a healthy dose of spicy chile peppers. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Do you come from a pie-crust-from-scratch family, or do you buy your crust at the grocery store? How do you feel about store-bought pie crust? Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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