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Tracey Ryder
Tracey Ryder is the President and CEO of Edible Communities, Inc., publishers of over 60 regional food magazines in the US and Canada.
Interests: writing, cooking and entertaining, collecting wine and traveling.
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What a great way to be welcomed into our new community (which is an inholding of about 8 small ranches within the boundary of the Gila National Forest). It's an hour to the nearest gas station or grocery store, so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2012 at Any Given Sunday
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Life in a remote part of southern New Mexico would not be possible without the kindness of neighbors (especially those with chickens who lay eggs:-) Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2012 at PantryLove
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One of the many reasons we prefer road trips to air travel — in addition to the peaceful, uninterrupted hours of conversation — is the fact that we get to pack whatever we want based on the kind of trip... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2011 at Any Given Sunday
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Finally feels a bit like fall after a pretty solid heat wave (by Santa Barbara standards anyway), so I took the opportunity to bake bread from a batch of starter (biga) I made last weekend. This is part of an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at Any Given Sunday
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Goat Cheese Souffle and Asparagus Soup Thanks to our pals, Deborah Madison and Anna Thomas (and their books, "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" and "love Soup" respectively), I was able to create these two amazing dishes from ingredients we had on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Any Given Sunday
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As is usually the case, we've been traveling a lot this summer so having three whole days in a row at home on a long weekend is considered quite a luxury. I spent four days last week enjoying time in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2011 at Any Given Sunday
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This is one of the easiest ways I know of to stock your pantry with something delicious and beautiful. Making herb vinegars can take less than 10 minutes to do (then a couple of weeks to steep), and they make... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2011 at Any Given Sunday
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It's gloomy here in Santa Barbara as it often is during the month of June. The cooler temperature and overcast skies makes life feel a bit slower, which is actually a welcome change of pace for the weekend. I am... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2011 at Any Given Sunday
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After a long absence from posting here (and a long winter), I am back and newly inspired, thanks to the abundance of produce available at the spring farmers market here in Santa Barbara. Since these perfectly fresh, seasonal ingredients don't... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at Any Given Sunday
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In the spirit of the DIY movement that is thriving in culinary circles these days (or as our friend, Tamar Haspel, dubbed it the "First Hand Food" movement — my all-time favorite term for what is is we are all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2011 at Any Given Sunday
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If you're anything like me, you have far too many jars of jam sitting in on your pantry shelves, so for a quick dessert, I make a batch of paté brisee pie dough (2 cups of flour, 1 stick of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2010 at Any Given Sunday
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Heirloom Winesap apples we found at a roadside stand in Dixon, NM during the Dixon Studio Art Tour, Nov 6 & 7, 2010 sitting in a lovely golden bowl made by Carole. Definitely feels like fall! Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at Any Given Sunday
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Today's harvest was still pretty good even though we are nearing the end of the season in Santa Fe -- lots of Japanese eggplant, tomatoes, a ton of bell peppers and two nice sized calabacitas squash. So far, we've made... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2010 at Any Given Sunday
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You oven roast them of course! When your garden is overflowing with way too many cherry tomatoes, this is an easy solution that doesn't take much work at all. Just line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Slice 100 or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at Any Given Sunday
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I've been racing back and forth between Santa Fe and Santa Barbara quite a lot lately, which means there are many half-used food items in my fridge or pantry or cupboard at any given moment. And since I have officially... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2010 at Any Given Sunday
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This goat cheese souffle recipe is from "Vegetarian Supper from Deborah Madison's Kitchen," which is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks. I was always intimidated about making souffles since they seemed difficult and challenging but Deborah's technique makes the process... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Any Given Sunday
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Thanks to our friend, Jane Handel, who brought us a big basket of apricots from her tree when she visited for dinner last night, we now have 4 pints of apricot jam all put up and ready to eat (well,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at Any Given Sunday
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We have good friends here for the weekend to celebrate Independence Day and for our third annual trip to the opening of the Santa Fe Opera, which took place last night. The Magic Flute started at 9pm and ended at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2010 at Any Given Sunday
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When the Roma tomatoes become plentiful in summer, I find as many ways to make them last as I possibly can. In addition to make my Nana's marniara sauce with them (in the archive of this blog), I love slow... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2010 at Any Given Sunday
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Sometimes, the very best desserts are those you leave alone, get out of the way of, and just eat. That is certainly the "recipe" for tonight's figs — we'll drizzle a few tiny drops of balsamic and will slice off... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2010 at Any Given Sunday
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I owe the inspiration for this recipe to Heidi Swanson, who adapted it from the River Cottage Preserves Handbook by Pam Corbin (the US version of which, just came out last week). We make a lot of soups in our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2010 at Any Given Sunday
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Even in late spring, peas and asparagus are still abundant at the Santa Fe Farmers Market. Will cook some semi-pearled farro, then will add some chopped herbs, some feta and these lovely vegetables. A simple, healthy meal that is also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2010 at Any Given Sunday
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I've posted this recipe before but it bears repeating, especially now that I've discovered the locally grown and ground white corn polenta from Talon de Gato Farm in Dixon, NM (just a little north of Santa Fe), and that is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2010 at Any Given Sunday
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When half of your household is Armenian, you get the benefit of these delicious sandwiches all summer long: Baljan Garmisa (egg and flour dipped fried eggplant slices with bell pepper, red onion, cucumber, and tomato. Best vegetarian sandwich ever! Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2010 at Any Given Sunday
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Just picked up a lovely crop of fresh spring garlic at the market today, along with fresh ground white corn polenta from Talon de Gato! Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2010 at Any Given Sunday