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February 26, 2019
One of my favorite things about social media is learning about new recipes. A couple of months ago, a recipe for something called a Tornado Cake, came across my feed. As I researched it further, I discovered that there are so many different versions and edits to this recipe. As I read over the recipes,…

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June 29, 2015
Summer time brings warm weather and that means eating plenty of cool foods in our household. One of my favorites is tabouli (or taboulli or taboulleh- depends who you talk to). This is my simple homemade tabouli recipe that is an easy salad and always a crowd pleaser.  I’m here to tell you that it…

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December 15, 2014
  Fudge is a holiday classic around here and we love to make during this time of year as gifts for friends and family treats. This recipe is easy and you can certainly substitute any type of chocolate chips. Try your own combinations including mint chips, butterscotch, semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate. Our favorite is…

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September 3, 2014
Black Candy Apples As the arrival of fall nears, we begin to think about the delicious treats of autumn. In our house, apple picking and candy apples go hand in hand. This year, I decided to put a twist on traditional and make spooky apples. I turned our traditional red candy apples into spooky black…

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August 13, 2014
Overnight, it seems we are pulling cucumbers out by the dozen these days. That can only mean one thing, it’s pickle making season here at Tilly’s Nest. I love to make these simple refrigerator dill  pickles. There is no canning or hot water bath to immerse these babies in. Simply wash your jars and lids…

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August 6, 2014
Galettes are delicious. They are also incredibly versatile and can be filled with meats, cheeses, vegetables, and fruits. Right now berries are plentiful and we had a surplus of strawberries and blueberries. Today, the youngest one and I made an improvised galette. This dish is so simple to make and it comes together in no…

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August 1, 2014
I love to make fresh chimichurri sauce with herbs from the garden. When I lived in Los Angeles, I first discovered chimichurri at a sweet restaurant my college roommates and I used to frequent in Brentwood. We’d put it on everything- bread, chicken, and steak. We could not get enough.Read moreChimichurri Quiche with Fresh Garden…

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April 21, 2014
I love a good grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. I love it even more when it is accompanied with a fried egg! I added a bit of fresh herbs to this sandwich to take it to the next level. I think you’ll agree, it’s a good one.Read moreGrilled Cheese Sandwich with a Twist

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March 28, 2014
Finally, the chickens have returned to laying eggs on a regular basis. This is how I know spring is surely here! This week I found myself needing to use up eggs. My all time favorite way to use up eggs is to make quiche. Try serving this lighter variety quiche with a salad or a…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.