Blueberry Butter

Blueberry Butter - Andrea Meyers

When the blueberries start to ripen on our bushes, the boys get excited and eagerly eat the fresh berries as we bring them inside. Occasionally I’m able to set some aside for cooking projects, but most of the time I have competition for their juicy goodness. This time I was able to whip up some… 

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Grow Your Own Roundup

Andrea Meyers - Grow Your Own logo

This roundup is a bit late, I know. I took an unexpected hiatus for a couple weeks, the longest I’ve taken since Monkey Boy was born five years ago. I worked on some other projects (more news on those later) plus a couple of planned trips to visit family out of state. And this year… 

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Gluten-Free Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing with Herbs

Gluten-Free Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing Recipe with Herbs - Andrea Meyers

We are hosting family Thanksgiving this year, and we’re so happy that our family is making the trip to spend a few days together. Like any family we all have busy lives and don’t get to see each other as often as we would like, so it makes holidays all the more special for us…. 

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Fried Green Tomatoes with Chipotle Sour Cream

Fried Green Tomatoes with Chipotle Sour Cream - Andrea Meyers

If the weather forecast is correct, then we need to shake a leg and finish harvesting the garden before frost on Friday night. And I need to get the garlic planted, a task that I put off after an old back injury reared its ugly head last month, leaving me lying in the floor with… 

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Eggplant, Potato, and Chickpea Curry

Eggplant, Potato, and Chickpea Curry Recipe - Andrea Meyers

That cold snap we had last week really messed with my internal calendar. Even though the wall calendar still said September, my body was thinking November and that set off all kinds of cravings for hot comfort food. I had curry on the brain because along with soup, it’s one of the first things I… 

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Spiced Tomato Jam with Pinot Noir

Spiced Tomato Jam Recipe with Pinot Noir - Andrea Meyers

Though Labor Day has passed, the heat remains here in Northern Virginia and we’re still enjoying outdoor cooking and our homegrown tomatoes, though we’ve hit a lull and possibly the end of the tomato season. We aren’t sure if it’s insects or just the extended heat wave, but the tomato plants aren’t looking good. Fortunately… 

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Baba Ghannouj (Baba Ganoush)

Baba Ghannouj (Baba Ganoush) - Andrea Meyers

My first taste of baba ghannouj was at the cafeteria on the Saudi Aramco compound in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and I could easily make a lunch out of their hummus, baba ghannouj, and flatbread. Baba ghannouj is a traditional Middle Eastern dish made from eggplant that has been grilled or roasted, and the smoky flavor… 

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