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Cauliflower Curry Soup

In Dinners On March 3, 2016 0 Comments

Once I made a very tasty creamed cauliflower soup with nutmeg and swore that I would make it again and again.  However, I never did make it again…. Read More »

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Sunflower Seed Halva

In Desserts On March 1, 2016 0 Comments

Occasionally we visit a Ukranian Store in Mt. Vernon, WA when we are visiting my beloved Dad and Stepmom.  The store is quaint and the owner is charming… Read More »

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Savory Petticoat Tails

In Desserts, Kid-Friendly On February 15, 2016 0 Comments

Mmmm, it’s Girl Scout Cookie season!  I’m in a contest to get creative with cookies.  I makes so much sense too, because I have received Facebook messages and… Read More »

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Savory Pickled Beets

In Snacks On January 31, 2016 0 Comments

I’ve added another beet recipe to my tool belt.  I was given a large box of large beets for my free community cooking class.  We discussed how popular… Read More »

Put on your hot lids and rings and process for 15 minutes

Fig Citrus Saucy Jam

In Breakfast, Snacks On September 15, 2015 0 Comments

Jam… It’s like the most difficult canning thing I make. Why? Why!?… Well, I usually don’t want to add all that darn sugar. There’s way too much in most recipes and even when I buy “lower sugar” pectin, I still don’t seem to get thick jam.

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Savory Fig Jam

In Snacks On August 11, 2015 0 Comments

Well fig harvesting time has come and gone again. It is so very quick. You either get the figs ripe and sweet and soft, or the birds do…and in a week or two, they are all gone for another year.

Cold Cucumber Soup

Cold Cucumber Soup

In Dinners, Gardening On July 2, 2015 0 Comments

We are having a heat wave in Seattle. It’s unlike any June I’ve ever lived through. We have a joke “Jun-uary” because June is usually cold like January. We also have a saying that summer starts on July 5th, because it often rains the weekend of the 4th. This year it’s different.

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Nasturtium Pesto and other edibles

In Gardening, Snacks On July 1, 2015 0 Comments

Nasturtiums are an edible trailing flower in vibrant colors of yellow, orange, and red. They grow and re-seed very well in my front yard garden, so I’ve had… Read More »

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Kale salad with Bacon

In Dinners, Gardening On April 13, 2015 0 Comments

“Do I see bacon? If so, you should include that in the title; bacon sells everything.”—a loyal fan/one of my best friends. I harvested all of the kale… Read More »

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Apple Peanut Butter Crunch dessert

In Desserts, Kid-Friendly On March 18, 2015 0 Comments

In September I was asked to teach 4 cooking classes at my local neighborhood community night (put on by a non profit and hosted at a church). I… Read More »