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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 round-up of fabulous slow cooker (crockpot) chicken recipes from food bloggers, including recipes for making your own "rotisserie" chicken in the crockpot. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Perfect Pantry®
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Do you still use a garlic press to mince garlic? Come and share your thoughts on Like or Dislike. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Perfect Pantry®
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Toss some slow-cooker Greek chicken into a crisp chopped green salad. Add sun-dried tomatoes, olives, cucumber and plenty of Romaine lettuce. Pour on a sweet poppy seed dressing. Mix everything together, and you've got a meal in a bowl! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Perfect Pantry®
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Crispy pan-fried tuna croquettes make a perfect appetizer, or a topping for a green salad. Make the patties slightly larger size, and serve them for lunch or a light supper. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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How do you feel about basil? In this week's Like or Dislike, share your thoughts and your favorite ways to use fresh basil leaves in your cooking. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Fire up the grill! It's time to serve up some burgers. Beef, turkey, salmon, veggie: here are some of our favorites, from The Perfect Pantry and from many other food bloggers. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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What's better than a Greek salad topped with flavorful chicken? A Greek salad rolled up into a tortilla wrap, with chicken, tomato, feta and olives! Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Gluten-free quinoa is popping up on home and restaurant menus everywhere, in every course of the meal. Do you like quinoa, and if so, how do you serve it? Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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A single vegetable can become a salad with the right dressing. Your pantry of Asian condiments provides everything you need to turn a humble red cabbage into a spectacular side dish in minutes. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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This quick and easy chicken and corn chowder is a true meal-in-a-bowl. Use leftover grilled or rotisserie chicken, and frozen corn kernels, to make it fast. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Do you keep a jar of capers in your refrigerator? What's your favorite way to use them? Share your thoughts on this week's Like or Dislike. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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Cooked, chilled chayote squash pairs with creamy avocado and tangy strawberry in an unusual salsa fresca that enhances fish tacos or grilled chicken. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at The Perfect Pantry®
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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 Jul 4, 2015 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 Jul 3, 2015 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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