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Best Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 27, 2015 0 Comments
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 19 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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It’s Spring Cleaning Time!

Filed in Uncategorized by on March 7, 2015 0 Comments

Please excuse our mess as we do some website spring cleaning. Over the next few days I will be updating the site for a whole new look. There may be times when things don’t look quite right, or you are denied access to particular pages. Don’t fret, everything should be working soon. Just make a […]

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Homemade Herb Crackers

Filed in Recipes From the Garden, Uncategorized by on June 3, 2013 7 Comments
Homemade Herb Crackers

Chives are one of the easiest herbs to grow. Seems like you just plop them in the ground, forget about them, and they come back year after year just the same. In fact, sometimes they are just a little too enthusiastic and spill out into the whole garden. Even so, I love my chives. They […]

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Growing a Perennial Vegetable Garden

Filed in Grow Your Own Food, Uncategorized by on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Growing a Perennial Vegetable Garden

Unless you live in a tropical environment, the thought of growing  vegetables as perennials may seem unlikely. But left to their own devices, many vegetables are self-sowing, allowing you more time plan and plant the rest of the garden. Lettuce: Even if you live in the far north, you can grow lettuce as a perennial […]

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