My Fake Restaurant Menu

January 10, 2016 Healthy Lifestyle

“Mum, you should open a restaurant. You could serve all the things you like to make.” This sweet comment from my 10-year-old came as I pulled out the ingredients for a very simple, but healthy, dinner. Me? Open a restaurant? While it is laughable from the viewpoint of my organizational abilities, I contemplated this thought […]

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Southwestern BLT with Avocado Salsa

September 20, 2015 Bacon

There are few things I love more than a BLT that is stuffed with veggies. A little yin to go with the yang. Crisp, savory bacon with an abundance of lettuce and deep red tomatoes. And, Lord knows, I’m an avocado addict. Today’s palate-pleaser – a Southwestern BLT with Avocado Salsa – combines these two favorites […]

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Creamy Corn and Potato Chowder

August 27, 2015 Chili/Soup/Stew

Purple potatoes. I saw them while browsing around the local farmer’s market yesterday and on the spot decided “That’s what for dinner.” But in exactly what way would they delight my palate? On the drive home I contemplated my options. Roasted alongside pork? Pan-fried with onion? Filling for a frittata? Nope, nothing seem to be […]

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2012 in Review for Juggling With Julia

January 1, 2013 Blogging
Julie Robarts -- Juggling With Julia

Hello and Happy New Year to my many friends and readers!! First off, THANK YOU!! 2012 was a fantastic year for me and the blog. I sincerely appreciate all of your comments, encouragement, and feedback, and aim to make 2013 an even greater year for JWJ! According to my annual report, I logged in over 100 […]

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Summer Garden BLT

August 29, 2012 Sandwiches/Lunch

I was a huge Laura Ingalls Wilder fan as a girl. I read all the Little House on the Prairie books. Back then I read everywhere — in the car, in bed, behind the couch with a flashlight in my fort of blankets, and even in the bathtub. Once, by accident, I dropped On the Banks of Plum […]

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Zucchini Pepper Onion Frittata with Bacon

August 3, 2012 Breakfast/Brunch

Here comes the zucchini! We’ve got it rolling in from all directions. Now, hold on — don’t think for a second that any of it came from my garden. I’d love to grow my own vegetables, but I haven’t quite figured out how to work that particular desire into my juggling schedule, never mind how […]

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Sweet and Spicy Nutella Bacon for Superbowl Sunday

February 6, 2012 Appetizers & Snacks

Last night, my fave New England Patriots were in the Super Bowl (they lost 21-17 to the Giants). This Sweet and Spicy Nutella Bacon is both my salve and my consolation. I do not pretend to be a real follower of football. It’s not that I don’t like it, because I do. I appreciate the intricate […]

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Bacon Apricot Zingers

July 18, 2011 Appetizers & Snacks

Newsflash: I love bacon.  Evidently I’m starting to get a reputation.  Friends forward me recipes, share links on Facebook about bacon-only events, and buy me novelty candy featuring this favorite of flavors (bacon mints, not bad!).  Perhaps soon they’ll pen a country song…”Bacon Gets My Heart to Achin’ ” or  “She Got the Dog. I Got the Pig. That’s Alright […]

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Two-Bean Salad with Roasted Potatoes and Bacon

June 13, 2011 Salads/Sides

One of the best things about being a food blogger is that friends keep sending me great recipes to try.  This weekend, thanks to Jen, I tried out this Martha Stewart recipe. Ironically, Jen appeared to be unaware of my love affair with meat candy (a.k.a. bacon), almost apologizing for the “unhealthy” ingredient.  I chuckled at that, then showed her my bacon tattoo 🙂 […]

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