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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 6

Didn’t make as many meals as i wanted this week. Went out a lot but I did make a kicking tomato salad for a work potluck. For the week – Raspberries, blackberries, pluots and plums with yogurt Gazpacho – early … Continue reading

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Project Farmer’s Market – Week 4

This week’s haul: Tomatoes – beefsteak, early girl, San Marzano Berries – blackberries, raspeberries Nectarines Fancy Croissants – ham and cheese, ham and cheese with mornay sauce, spinach and feta Red Onion Peppers – Red Bell, Poblano, jalepeno Avocado Leek … 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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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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Asian Sauces!

I’ve got a co-worker who’s a fellow Asian Foodie (she’s Thai).  This past week she’s brought homemade Filipino rice porridge (the BEST kind of rice porridge) and given me an AWESOME marinade recipe for chicken.  This makes the chicken taste … Continue reading

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Cookies!

A cookie recipe should be a good base.  This means, any cookie dough should be able to handle a huge degree of variations without affecting the texture and stability of the cookie.  There are three cookies that I used over … Continue reading

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Putting the Patio to Use

So a few weeks ago we had a stone patio installed in the embarrassment that was our backyard.  You see, our backyard was a  tangle of knee-high weeds that were out of control.  We never spent ANY time of the … Continue reading

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