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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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All those little numbers on the egg carton: do you know what they mean? Come and play The Pantry Quiz. We're talking about eggs. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Perfect Pantry®
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Make a big batch of slow-roasted tomatoes and stash them in your freezer. Then, toss together this simple pasta dish with basil, olives, and cheese, at a moment's notice. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Perfect Pantry®
If you haven't yet ventured with illustrator Maira Kalman into the "moments within moments within moments" she explores in her work, perhaps this video, which includes her portrayal of The Duck in Isaac Mizrahi's production of Peter and The Wolf, will draw you in. Ah, if only I had one-tenth... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Lydia Likes It
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What happens when you roast a lemon? It turns sweet, and the juice makes a wonderful salad dressing. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Perfect Pantry®
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In this week's Pantry Quiz, four of the herbs in the garden have one thing in common, and it's musical. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Crockpot hoisin beef, cooked slowly and shredded, is the perfect filling for sandwiches or sliders, or for lettuce wraps. Hoisin sauce makes it sweet, and the slow cooker makes it easy. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
Have you fallen in love with Humans of New York? I'm in love with this blog, not only because I'm from New York, but also because it's an amazing snapshot of a place in time and the people who inhabit that place. In 2010, newly-unemployed Brandon began photographing New Yorkers,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Lydia Likes It
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Picnic perfect! This couscous with broccoli, peas, mushrooms and fresh tomato, plus garden-fresh herbs, tastes best at room temperature. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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If you're gluten-free, you probably cook often with this grain that isn't a grain. What is it? Come and play The Pantry Quiz! Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Shakshuka, a traditional Tunisian-Israeli breakfast dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce, should be served hot, with crispy pieces of toast for mopping up the sauce. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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A bunch of years ago, when Ted and I, and our friends Candy and Dave, drove past a certain corner in Winslow, Arizona, we all started singing "Take It Easy." Wouldn't you? If you are of a certain age, you know all the words to almost every song by The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Lydia Likes It
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Quick and easy flatbread pizza, topped with goat cheese, walnuts, raisins, and fresh arugula, can be on the table in less than 10 minutes. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Chefs prefer Carnaroli rice for making risotto. Why is carnaroli called a superfino rice? Come play The Pantry Quiz, and make your best guess. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Lighthouses mark the way home: Safe passage! Steer clear of shallow water and rocky shores! I love the iconic lighthouses of Prince Edward Island, in Atlantic Canada, where we visited last week. This one is West Point Light, on the far southwest tip of the island, in the heart of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Lydia Likes It
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In New England, salmon and peas are a traditional July 4 pairing. This fried rice dish brings them together in an entirely new way. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Use the pressure cooker to make this asparagus and lemon risotto quickly, or make it the traditional way on the stovetop. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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On this week's pantry quiz, we tackle a question a late night TV talk show host asked his guests. What is gluten? Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
If you've been reading The New York Times forever, as I have, you know the work of Bill Cunningham, who has been photographing and writing about street fashion and high society, well... forever. Several years ago, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, Bill Cunningham New York, a documentary review... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Lydia Likes It
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Use a pressure cooker (or oven) to prepare the spaghetti squash. Then, grab some store-bought or homemade marinara sauce, add chickpeas and fresh herbs, and you'll think you're in Italy! Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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False indigo and spiderwort are just two of the plants in full purple flower in my garden right now. I also have chives, sage, lupines, and Siberian iris. When the purples fade, the garden has a brief period of whites (Shasta daisies, more irises and daylilies), before it moves into... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Lydia Likes It
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Broccoli florets plus broccoli slaw plus spicy Sriracha sauce equals a salad you can bring to any picnic or potluck. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Herbes de Provence blends together many spices that grow in the south of France. Do you know what's in this popular spice blend? Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Love him or loathe him, you have to admit that Anthony Bourdain knows how to tell a story. While slogging along on my exercise bike, I've been catching up on the first two seasons of Parts Unknown, his latest eat-and-drink travelogue, on Netflix. The first episode of Season 2 finds... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Lydia Likes It
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This vegan couscous salad with chopped vegetables, basil, parsley, and a fruity vinaigrette dressing, makes a perfect contribution to picnic or potluck. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Come and celebrate eight years of The Perfect Pantry, and share some things I'd love to know about you. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at The Perfect Pantry®
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