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Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cooks and Canners

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on April 25, 2017 0 Comments
Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cooks and Canners

Mom’s Day is fast approaching, do you have her present yet? Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with just the right gift for Mom. Flowers are too impersonal unless mom loves flowers. Candy often isn’t appreciated by dieting moms! My first gift as a mother  – a life jacket – is just…..no. The trick is […]

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Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on March 21, 2016 0 Comments
Special Occasion Sourdough Egg Bread

Make your own holiday sourdough bread. Every year around Easter-time I get the urge to make a rich, egg-filled bread. Some people make cakes, I make breads. For many years I made traditional hot cross buns. A few years ago it was lemony sticky buns and last year it was Babka. This year’s entry is […]

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Make Your Own Candied Orange Peel

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
Make Your Own Candied Orange Peel

It’s easy to make homemade candied orange peel. Use it in fruitcake or dip it in chocolate for a decadent treat. If you, like me, have a great affinity for oranges, there are probably plenty of orange peels hanging out on your counter. It seems like such a waste to throw them away. Luckily it’s […]

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Best Gifts for Foodies

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 27, 2015 0 Comments
Best Gifts for Foodies

Do you want to be known as the best gift-giver in the group? Purchase something from this list and your popularity will soar! This year’s Best Gifts List focuses on small businesses. Businesses where you will find unique, one-of-a-kind, practical and appreciated gifts for all the food lovers on your list. Foodies delight in artisan, […]

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Best Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

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Best Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

Do you want to be known as the best gift-giver in the group? Purchase something from this list and your popularity will soar! This year’s Best Gifts List focuses on small businesses. Businesses where you will find unique, one-of-a-kind, practical and appreciated gifts for all the cooks on your list. First we start with the […]

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Planning Thanksgiving Dinner – The Actual Menu

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 19, 2015 0 Comments
Planning Thanksgiving Dinner – The Actual Menu

Now that all the pre-planning is done, let’s choose an actual Thanksgiving menu! No matter which Thanksgiving dinner theme you have chosen, now is the time to decide exactly which items you will be serving. Meal Centerpiece: Due to tradition, and Norman Rockwell, this is usually a large golden baked turkey. However, there are other […]

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Sweet Pickles from Ripe Cucumbers

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on November 3, 2015 7 Comments
Sweet Pickles from Ripe Cucumbers

Those huge, end-of-the-garden cucumbers make wonderful sweet pickles. Just follow this long-time family recipe. When I was a child in the 60’s and 70’s most meals at Nana’s house included homemade Russian Bear Pickles. The recipe had been passed down from Nana’s mother and was everyone’s favorite. But, as the grandchildren grew up and left […]

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No-Pectin Jams and Preserves

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on October 23, 2015 0 Comments
No-Pectin Jams and Preserves

36 Old-Fashioned Recipes for the Modern Palate Announcing the release of our new book: No-Pectin Jams and Preserves – 36 Old-Fashioned Recipes for the Modern Palate. Some things shouldn’t be rushed; falling in love, artisan bread, and homemade sweet spreads among them. Not familiar with old-fashioned, no-pectin spreads? Then you are in for a treat. […]

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All About Kamut

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on April 28, 2015 1 Comment
All About Kamut

I have been baking with Kamut® flour for quite a few years now, and often get the question, “what is Kamut®?” Many people, especially those outside of the Northwest, have never heard of it. It’s a fair question, but let’s back up a bit first. What is Khorasan Wheat? Khorasan is an ancient wheat variety. […]

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Eating on the Wild Side Book Review

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on April 4, 2015 0 Comments
Eating on the Wild Side Book Review

Eating on the Wild Side, The Missing Link to Optimum Health by Jo Robinson   I just finished reading Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson. I have always been a Jo Robinson enthusiast, but this book has pushed me into full-fledged fandom. In Eating on the Wild Side Ms. Robinson explores just how […]

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