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PURSLANE IS A SUPERFOOD

PURSLANE IS A SUPERFOOD

Purslane has been on my list of vegetables to explore.  I am growing it this year, with intention!  It's been one of the things I weeded out of our gardens every year, but on a trip to San Francisco last fall, my sister and I freaked out about the side dish on our...

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COCONUT ZUCCHINI BREAD WITH HAZELNUTS

COCONUT ZUCCHINI BREAD WITH HAZELNUTS

Baking is not my thing, but this was so easy and seemed like a good idea for some of the 10 mega sized zucchini laying on my counter. This isn't a particularly sweet zucchini bread, but that's why we liked it so much.  It's also denser and less cake-like, which gave...

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MY FRIEND

MY FRIEND

For two years Lori came to the kitchen every Wednesday morning and picked up soups to be delivered to schools in Oregon City.  Those two years were hard for me.  Business was booming, but it was relentless and many days of the week i was cooking solo. On those...

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Best Ever Pesto!  Rainbow Chard Basil & Walnut

Best Ever Pesto! Rainbow Chard Basil & Walnut

The last couple of weeks we've been eating chard like crazy. It's so gorgeous in our garden that it just calls to me!  One of our favorites in this household is pesto. Chard basil pesto is incredibly easy to make - it's a great use of the abundance of leaves you might...

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What’s Up with the Chicken Fat?

What’s Up with the Chicken Fat?

I have been asked several times over the last 6 months if we ever offer chicken fat on the menu.  It’s been on my wish list for some time, but we so rarely have enough to actually put it on the menu. This just so happens to be the first week we have ~ and it’s not a...

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Quarantine Gardening

Quarantine Gardening

In times of uncertainty, stress and unrest, people turn to cultivating their own.  During 2007’s economic slump, there was a surge in urban farming and community gardens.  People were losing their jobs all over the country and rising concerns for feeding your family...

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April ~ World Health Month

April ~ World Health Month

Human connection is one of the ways we effectively generate awareness and combat issues with poverty, public health, politics, pandemics ~ just to mention a few "p's".  Years ago, getting the word out, getting the truth out, finding resources and guidance during...

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New menu for this week!

New menu for this week!

If all the remaining days of this month are sunny like this one, I’m all about having 29 days in freezing February. As far as legumes go, lentils are one of those incredibly versatile, mega flavorful, pea-sized powerhouse foods that can easily make a meal feel five...

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