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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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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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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 »

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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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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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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 gardening… 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!