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Creation Station

In Kid-Friendly On October 15, 2014 0 Comments

My son has been really into TAPE this year.  He likes to make things and tape things and our house sometimes looks like a giant recycling bin.  But… Read More »

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Pickled Yellow Summer Squash

In Gardening, Snacks On October 9, 2014 0 Comments

This was an experiment last summer that ended up being our family favorite and a great discovery.  Dill pickled yellow summer squash is amazing!  So tasty and has… Read More »

Moist and tasty!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake

In Desserts On October 5, 2014 0 Comments

It’s, guess what?, another……zucchini recipe!  My sister in law in Central Asia says “you guys sure eat a lot of zucchini.”  Yep! With my last zucchini of the… Read More »

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Hot or Cold zucchini soup

In Dinners, Gardening On September 25, 2014 0 Comments

This is a simple zucchini recipe.  My mom made it for us last month and I loved it.  I don’t know where the recipe originates from.  But if… Read More »

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Busy Day Cake

In Desserts, Kid-Friendly On September 21, 2014 0 Comments

This cake’s name is the truth.  My son really wanted to make a cake today and I felt busy with house chores like gardening and cleaning.  So I… Read More »

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Growing Garlic

In Gardening On August 18, 2014 0 Comments

The rule with garlic is this: plant it on October 15th and Harvest it July 15th.  My Dad taught me that and he follows it yearly and his garlic… Read More »

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Fig Lemon Nutmeg Preserves

In Uncategorizied On August 4, 2014 0 Comments

I am delighted to say that I was welcomed to pick figs again from my neighbor’s trees.  They have 4 huge king fig trees lining the alley and… Read More »

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Easy Zucchini Quiche

In Breakfast, Dinners, Gardening On August 3, 2014 0 Comments

This recipe was given to me by my mom.  She fed it to my family once last summer and we loved it!  It’s a great way to use… Read More »

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Pickling beans and zucchini

In Gardening, Snacks On August 2, 2014 0 Comments

Well as the saying goes, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”  How about when life gives you strange mutated squash?  Make PICKLES!  :)   I have been… Read More »

For this one I prepared some whole wheat spaghetti noodles in advance.  I par boiled or blanched the snow peas and carrots.  Sliced fresh red bell pepper and green onions.  The dressing was a mixture of apple cider vinegar, sesame seed oil, powdered ginger, garlic, red chili pepper flakes, soy sauce, sesame seeds, and

The perfect “other” salad and how to dress it.

In Dinners, Gardening On July 11, 2014 0 Comments

Move over lettuce, you are no longer the star of the show!