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1808, 2016

Making that sauce

Whenever I see my mother, she hands me a pile of produce. This week it was 14 tomatoes in a bag and a large handful of basil. Naturally, I rejoice. Tomato season is just starting [...]

1408, 2016

Garden Vegetable Quiche

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  It's August already. Crazy how the summer is flying by! This week's garden haul has consisted of a surplus of tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, onions, basil and herbs. Besides making 4,000 jars of pickles like [...]

1408, 2016

Gluten Free Chinese dumplings

  So...everyone is aware that when a bride gets ready for her wedding day she eats clean. Well, eating clean for me has been no sugar, no salt and no gluten. Of course, it feels [...]

208, 2016

5 Beet Recipes

We are mid-way into summer harvest in the garden. That means, all those delicious beets we planted are just about ready. Actually, they're more like exploding out of the ground so we're picking them by [...]

2407, 2016

Savory Cheese and Chive Soufflé

I used to think Souffle's were scary. So scary that I just capitalized it as I wrote: "soufflé". Eek!! Granted, they are the boss of the culinary world in a way, but not impossible to [...]

1707, 2016

My Bridal Shower!

  Phew! What a whirlwind these past 2 days were. One of the best parties of my life! Cyndi, my lovely mother in law has been here visiting us from Seattle! First of all, the woman [...]

407, 2016

Tomato Pesto Tarte

  We're at the point in the season where the garden is just about to pop! With all those tasty veggies coming out to play, I wanted to feature recipes using what we grow right [...]

307, 2016

One skillet breakfast

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    Often times we have guests in our home. Honestly, the toughest thing to do is wake up and think of a creative breakfast to feed everyone! I'm still working on it - but [...]