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DIY – Canning basics

The process of canning things to keep them for the long term can be lengthy. My fellow Oakland Local Blogger Jess Watson did a post on canning with a great breakdown of the costs. Connecting with your neighbors for foraged … Continue reading

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English Hunter’s Breakfast

Here’s a fair warning.  I’ve hit the canning bug and might be posting a lot on canning.  This winter, I learned how to can jam and am on a jamming kick.  It’s ridiculously straightforward (I wouldn’t say it’s easy because … Continue reading

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The perfect biscuit

Ever since graduating college, I’ve been making biscuits.  I make the same kind without fail – Better Homes and Gardens Biscuit Supreme.  Like chocolate chip cookies, I have the biscuit recipe committed to memory.  Forget admonitions of using certain kinds … Continue reading

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Project Farmer’s Market Week 8, Haul 9

Ok this is going to be a combined post with no picture (we forgot to take one).   This week was a lot of going out to eat so not too much and really, if any of you are noticing, I’m … Continue reading

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Project Farmer’s Market – Week 3

Berries and stonefruit mixed with yogurt and nuts for breakfast Tuesday Homemade chicken fingers with cauliflower leek mash, salad and herb dipping sauce – chives, tarragon, dill, tarragon in the breadcrumb mixture Wednesday Fajitas – cilantro, red bell pepper, onion … Continue reading

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Project Farmer’s Market – Week 2

Here’s what we had to work with: cucumber, walla walla onions, white onions, eggplant, bell peppers, nectarines, French Country loaf, brioche buns, basil, salad greens, carrots. Sunday Tartines with tomato salad – tomatoes, basil, French Country loaf Monday and Tuesday … Continue reading

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Project Farmer’s Market – Haul 2

This weeks haul:  cucumber, walla walla onions, white onions, eggplant, bell peppers, nectarines, French Country loaf, brioche buns, basil, salad greens, carrots.

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Cake Truffles – Swinging the other direction

Image from The Frugal Girls. You know how my last post had a super hippie dippy recipe for carrot nut pate? People, it was VEGAN.  Tomorrow, we are going to a birthday party for a 1 year old and needed … Continue reading

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Hippie Food! – Carrot-Nut Pate

Where I work we do trainings at retreat centers.  Beautiful, restful retreat centers in places like Sonoma.  Being beautiful and restful, these places are more often than not, run by hippies.  And the food is glorious.  Because fresh ingredients and … Continue reading

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Project Farmer’s Market – Documenting Our Haul

Hey everyone! Since we go to the Farmer’s Market every week, I thought it might be fun to document what we buy and how we use the bounty from the Farmer’s Market.  So every Sunday we’ll be posting on what … Continue reading

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