Posts by Carin Thumm

Homemade Pita Bread

My love for pita bread runs deep and true. Eating fresh pita DOES something to me. I get a bit weak in the knees and slightly giddy (the same thing happens when I buy new writing supplies … which I can’t really explain). Nostalgia is a powerful thing, campers – and pita bread hits my nostalgia buttons HARD. I am the product of two full-time working geeks (I mean that

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Lightened-Up Patatas Bravas

Summertime is tapas time. And tapas means one thing – well, okay it means a lot of little things, sharing with friends, and of course: wine – to me, patatas bravas. No, really: PATATAS BRAVAS. I had never had this delight of a dish until this past April (looking at you Asheville) and right out of the gate I was smitten. It never occurred to me to even try and

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Kentucky Mule: the Zingy, Refreshing Drink

Saturday was the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby, and if by some chance you missed the big race – or, perhaps horse racing isn’t your thing – Nyquist won by 1-¼ lengths. He’s headed off to the Preakness (happening on May 21), and if he wins there as well I’m sure the country will be gripped in Triple Crown fever, much as we were last year with American Pharoah

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Salted Rosemary and Pecan Brittle

I learned to make brittle on a cold December day my junior year of college. I also learned to make candy the old fashioned way, WITHOUT a candy thermometer. I’m almost fairly sure my grandmother had one … mehbeh. Actually, knowing my grandmother, probably not. What I didn’t know (anything) about candy making, I learned (everything) that day. Which brings us to today … or rather a few weeks ago

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Avocado Egg Basket Bowl

Avocados are my favorite and I’ll eat them morning, noon, or night. This is one of my favorite ways to eat avocados – it’s warm, creamy, filling, and packed with good for you stuffs. I particularly love this dish after I’ve had a good work out – one reason: avocados are packed with potassium, more than bananas (which are probably the most recognized potassium packed fruit) – which as anyone

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