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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 »

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Bean, Sausage, Kale Stew

In Dinners, Gardening On March 18, 2015 0 Comments

Well, it’s time to use up my frozen veggies from last year’s garden because this Winter was warm and short and our garden is starting to give us… Read More »

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Magical-carrot-veggie-soup

In Dinners On March 2, 2015 0 Comments

This soup has some cool textures going on. It’s part puree and part chewy chunks. I made it that way on purpose. I made this up from what… Read More »

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Samoas Spicy Pumpkin Bars

In Desserts On February 15, 2015 0 Comments

It’s mid Winter and we are all staring Spring in the face as daffodils, jonquils, and tulips start their ascent out of soil and into the air above…. Read More »