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Quick & Spicy Pickled Asparagus

February 21st, 2019

A simple way to perk up winter produce´╗┐

So, here I am in Arkansas, trying to use more local ingredients. Of course, it’s only February, so it isn’t exactly harvest. I had the good fortune of finding okra the other week. This week I had no such luck. *Sigh*

I wandered through the produce section wondering what I could do to replace okra in a quick pickling recipe. I wasn’...

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Quick Pickled Zucchini Spears

February 19th, 2019

Zucchini with a tangy bite

Ahh. . .summer produce. I definitely am missing it in February, even when I am working in Arkansas where the days are warmer. Sure, there’s produce at the grocery store (no matter where I am), but it just isn’t the same as freshly and locally picked. Maybe pickling is even better now than in July or August. A little pickling liquid can improve the current produc...

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Roasted Okra with Dipping Sauce

February 14th, 2019

Crispy okra + slightly spicy dip = MmmMmm

Two weeks into my stay in Hot Springs, I wanted to cook with ingredients that are local. Sadly, although the weather is nicer, it’s not harvest time. However, I still wanted to work with an ingredient that’s hard to find in New Hampshire but common here. The quick answer was okra. It did take a little shopping to find it, as it’s out of seas...

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Think Tasty

Welcome to Think Tasty. I am Michele Pesula Kuegler, the Founder and Chief Recipe Tester here. I launched this blog in June 2007. At that time I was an elementary level teacher who shared her passion for cooking and writing on the side.

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Green Bean Fries

February 12th, 2019

My favorite sort of fries

I’ve been making these fries for quite some time, much to my own happiness. The rest of my family is less excited ...

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Overnight Apple Oatmeal

February 7th, 2019

A healthy breakfast, ready in no time.

As I mentioned earlier this week, I am currently situated in Hot Springs, Arkansas. As most of my family and frien...

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Warm Butternut Apple Salad

February 5th, 2019

Fall flavors + pancetta = yum

Currently, I’m located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, working remotely through late February. I’ll explain that more...

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Plum & Prosciutto Bites

January 31st, 2019

A whole new spin on fruit appetizers

I’m fairly certain that if you offer to bring a fruit-based appetizer to a gathering, many people will accept ...

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