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Pickled Skinny Beans

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Pickled Skinny Beans

Skinny, purple filet beans are fun to grow and make an unusual pickle. Growing French Beans I have been growing these skinny purple beans for a few years now. Like most backyard green beans, they are easy to grow and quite prolific, so you get a lot of food for little work. But because they […]

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What to do with Large, Ripe Cucumbers

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on November 4, 2015 2 Comments
What to do with Large, Ripe Cucumbers

Do you still have large, ripe cucumbers lurking in your garden? Don’t throw them away, make pickles. We had a beautiful October here in the Mid-Columbia, but the time has come to clean out the garden. Sadly. I have been concentrating on the late tomato harvest, but that is over. Now it’s on to green […]

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Preserving Memories Book Review

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on October 28, 2015 0 Comments
Preserving Memories Book Review

Growing Up in My Mother’s Kitchen by Judy Glattstein Do you love to make homemade jams, jellies and preserves? Are you ready to move beyond the basic, everyday single-berry recipes? Then you should get a copy of Preserving Memories. Ms. Glattstein shares her love of family and food, and the memories that tie the two […]

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Eggplant with Capers and Olives Recipe

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Eggplant with Capers and Olives Recipe

Enjoy the harvest with this easy, Mediterranean inspired, eggplant and pasta recipe. Long time readers know that I am a big advocate of the Mediterranean Diet and that I credit it with helping me to keep my genetically high cholesterol somewhat under control. Of course it helps that traditional Mediterranean fare is abundant with the […]

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Pumpkin Garden Fails

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on September 17, 2015 0 Comments
Pumpkin Garden Fails

Poor Cinderella. She wouldn’t get to the Ball in a coach made from this pumpkin! Now that the 100 degree days have gone, the pumpkins finally decided to start growing. Just in time for the plants to die. Sigh. I have had a garden for many years, yet I still have annual challenges. This Cinderella […]

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Make Your Own Rose Syrup

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Make Your Own Rose Syrup

Roses aren’t just beautiful, they taste good too! Turn your backyard roses into a flavored syrup. I’ve mentioned this before, but it has been a challenging garden year here in the Northwest. Drought, heat, and low irrigation water don’t add up to a lush garden. So I have been foraging a bit more than usual […]

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Refrigerator Pickled Purslane

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on August 25, 2015 0 Comments
Refrigerator Pickled Purslane

The garden is devoid of cucumbers, so I am pickling purslane! A few years ago I wrote a post about growing purslane. The feedback was varied. Some people were amazed that I intentionally grow what is often considered an invasive weed. Others were appalled that I intentionally grow what is often considered an invasive weed. […]

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Open Market in Chania, Crete

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Open Market in Chania, Crete

Even the cats are awed by the open market in Chania, Crete. We just got back from a fantastic trip to Greece. I’ll be writing more about the food over the next few weeks, but one of my favorite places was the market in Chania, Crete. As you can see, even the feral cats like […]

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Purple English Pea Plants

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on May 19, 2015 0 Comments
Purple English Pea Plants

My grand-daughter requested purple podded peas this year. Not sure how the peas will be, but the blossoms are beautiful!

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The Nourished Kitchen Book Review

Filed in Real Food by on May 16, 2015 0 Comments
The Nourished Kitchen Book Review

Farm-to-Table recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle by Jennifer McGruther   The Nourished Kitchen is a cookbook full of educational material. Or it’s a learning tool with lots of wonderful recipes. It could also be described as a timeless tome of eating, at once very old-fashioned but also cutting-edge. However you want to describe it, […]

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