Elise Bauer@elisebauer

Entrepreneur, blogger, photographer, writer, recipe developer, aikidoist, gardener, founder of Simply Recipes

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/

Allez les Bleus! Most exciting #worldcup final, did you see it? What did you think?
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.#worldcup2018 #allezlesbleus🇫🇷 #allezlesbleus🇫🇷⚽️ #croatia🇭🇷 #croatiaworldcup2018 #franceworldcup #soccerworld


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One of the hardest things to learn when I was learning how to cook was understanding the seasonality of foods. With modern efficient transportation and greenhouse growing you can get almost anything at any time. But fresh produce grown locally and and bought in season will almost always taste better and cost less than something shipped halfway across the world. So it’s helpful to know the natural seasons of foods we love. I started making these monthly produce guides to help readers who perhaps don’t have a garden that tells them what’s in season. Now most of you reading this love food or you wouldn’t be following so I know I’m “preaching to the choir”. (Can I get an Amen? 😊) Here’s my latest haul from the @davisfarmersmarket last weekend. New “What’s in Season in July” post is up on Simply Recipes. Lots of links to great recipes using the glorious produce of summer. 😋
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#summerveggies #summerfruits #summerproduce #summertomatoes #sacramentogardening #sacramentoeats @simplyrecipes #simplyrecipes #zucchinirecipes #stonefruit #cornoncob #sacramentogardening #sacramentofarmersmarket


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Double tap if you love poke! We’re lucky in Sacramento to have Chef @billykruface916 ‘s @fishfacepokebar 😋 .
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#pokebar #pokebowls #pokebowlgoals #fishface #sacramentoeats


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We have a week of 100 degree weather upon us. What do you make to keep cool?
I remembered I had some dried hibiscus 🌺 in the pantry so made up a batch of “Agua de Jamaica” or Hibiscus Tea. If you ever go to a taqueria, it’s the Agua Fresca that looks like cherry punch. Recipe on Simply Recipes.
Easy to make. Boil 4 cups of water with 3/4 cup sugar, a couple slices of ginger, half stick of cinnamon, and some allspice berries. When sugar is dissolved, stir in a cup of dried hibiscus petals and remove from heat. Let sit for 20 min then strain. Add ice, more water, and lime juice.
So refreshing! Hibiscus is also crazy high in Vitamin C and helps lower blood pressure. 😊❤️ .
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#aguafresca #aguadejamaica #hibiscusflower #hibiscustea #hibiscus🌺 #sacramentoeats @simplyrecipes #simplyrecipes #tisanes #tisane #soprettay #thefeedfeed


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If July isn’t National Zucchini month, it should be! Right? I’ve been playing around with blind baking pie crusts and obviously needed to fill the baked pie shells with something good. Hence this shredded zucchini and cherry tomato quiche. Super easy as quiches go—shallots, zukes, tomatoes, basil, herbs with a custard base of eggs, milk, cream, sour cream, Parmesan. Recipe coming soon to @simplyrecipes The blind baking instructions are already on the site, just search for blind baking simply recipes. I’ve recently changed the way I blind baked, technique from @bravetart Using sugar for pie weights and baking for a longer period of time. Game changer!
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. #zucchinirecipes #quiches #summerveggies #summerproduce #sacramentoeats #norcaleats #piecrust #piecrusts #blindbake #blindbaking #summertomatoes #cherrytomato


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The onions at the @davisfarmersmarket today were insane! Ginormous. I ended up not getting these but picked up nectarines, pluots, peaches, what I think are marionberries, a bunch of summer squash, cucumbers, bitter melon, and some water spinach. Did you hit the farmers market today? Isn’t summer wonderful?
#summerproduce #springonions #redonions #summerveggies


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Playing around with peaches 🍑 and blueberries, talk about a summer power couple, right? If you’ve ever felt intimidated making a pie, try a galette instead. Super easy and it’s supposed to look thrown together. Mad skillz not required.
To make this galette I rolled out a dusk of pie dough (check Simply Recipes for the no-fail sour cream pie crust). Spread some mascarpone in the center. Topped with blueberries and peach slices that had been tossed with some sugar and flour. Folded the dough edges over. Baked in a 425F oven for about 25 min.
So dang good! 😋
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#peachdessert #blueberrybliss #blueberrypie #galettes #rusticpie #summerdessert #blueberrydessert


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Are you ready for stone fruit???!
This Plum Galette on Simply Recipes I made with Dapple Dandy pluots from my father’s tree. Dapple Dandys are one of the most gorgeous and delicious varieties of pluots. Bright magenta pink inside and wonderfully sweet and tart. I love these pluots so much I bought and planted a bare root tree this year. No fruit yet, but maybe next year!

Galettes are the easiest pies to make, especially with fresh stone fruit. My favorite crust is a sour cream pastry crust I learned fro chef @kathilu It’s super flaky and truly no-fail.
Happy start of summer!
#pluots #stonefruit #galettes #summerfruits #summerdessert #sacramentogardening #ilovepie #dessertlove


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These “buffalo” deviled eggs with blue cheese and Franks hot sauce are the bomb! Garrett of @sosaidgarrettmccord came over the other day to make them and I photographed them. Then I ate half of them. #selfcontrolisoverrated Recipe up now on Simply Recipes. Speaking of deviled eggs, what’s your favorite combo? Also can you eat just one? (tell the truth😉). Pro tip—best way to make eggs for deviled eggs is to steam them or cook them in a pressure cooker. 😘
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.#deviledeggs #deviled #deviledegg #buffalowingsauce #prettyblueplates #hardboiled #hardboiledeggs #steamedegg


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Capri is even more beautiful than I imagined. No wonder Tiberius preferred it to Rome. Have you ever been? Short trip with Wendy of @flavorofitaly must return soon!
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#capri #italylove #travelitaly #capriitaly #islandlife


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In Naples! Have you ever eaten “sfogliatelle””? They’re like little packets of filo stuffed with sweet ricotta. They’re crispy, crunchy, flakey pillows of deliciousness. We got our at Attanasio a block or so away from the train station. .
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.#sfogliatella #sfogliatelle #italianpastry #naplesitaly #naplesfood #naples❤️


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What’s your favorite city in Italy? 🇮🇹 ❤️


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