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Canning and Preserving: My Introduction

Canning and Preserving: My Introduction

| June 29, 2007 | 1 Comment

Something clicked this spring and I decided that I wanted to try canning jams, veggies, pickles . . . you name it. It’s not something I have ever done before though or even seen done. And frankly, I can be a bit obsessive when trying to do something new. True to form, I bought two […]

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Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry Sauce

| June 28, 2007 | 1 Comment

In the dead of winter, a favorite breakfast around my house are Belgium waffles with strawberry sauce and fresh whipped cream. Once upon a time, my husband would purchase frozen strawberries in syrup in the grocery store’s freezer. But when I started cooking more and started shrugging off premade foods, I started making our strawberry […]

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Leaning Green

Leaning Green

| June 13, 2007 | 1 Comment

Where to start? There are so many elements to trying to lead a greener life. It encompasses everything from where we get our food from to what we clean with. For me, it even means staying away from unnecessary synthetics (in clothing, in the kitchen, etc). I spent a good part of the last few […]

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In My Garden . . .

In My Garden . . .

| June 5, 2007 | 2 Comments

See these irises? I don’t remember having them last year. I didn’t plant them. Yet suddenly they are all over my property (I am not complaining, just merely surprised). And you know what else? The strange “decorative grass” that my husband keeps trying to cut down beside my porch? Turns out it is another variety […]

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Planting thoughts

Planting thoughts

| April 24, 2007 | 3 Comments

Thanks everyone for all the well wishes. It was wonderful to feel all the support. I really appreciate it.Since the weather has finally improved, Will and I have been spending a ton of time outside. There’s a yard to beautify, a garden to prepare for planting, flower pots to ready … The list goes on […]

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Food for Rest

Food for Rest

| February 26, 2007 | 2 Comments

On a cold, snowy day, there is nothing better than curling up with a good book, a cup of hot tea, and a warm muffin or scone. I would love to do that today, but alas have to head off to work. If you are luckier than I though, consider raspberry white chocolate muffins or […]

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Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce

| January 30, 2007 | 2 Comments

My tomato basil marinara sauce begins with the above. What are they? Broiled tomatoes. Mmmm. Broiling them makes them soft, perfect for crushing, and it ripens their flavor. This sauce is great for baking (lasagna, manicotti, etc) or good with pasta. You could use it over chicken parm or dip fried mozzarella in it. Or, […]

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Nature . . . Get it off me!

Nature . . . Get it off me!

| July 27, 2006 | 1 Comment

Someone save me…I am surrounded by nature and the circle of life. The groundhogs and their babies seem to be spending less time in my garden, thankfully. But these deer living in the woods behind my house are persistent.

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Beet Greens Bruschetta

Beet Greens Bruschetta

| April 30, 2006 | 1 Comment

Don’t toss your beet greens! The leafy pieces on the top of stems of fresh beets are delicious — and perfect in this easy Beet Greens Bruschetta recipe. Do you love beets as much as we do? When whipping up delicious beet recipes like Glazed Beets, be sure to save your beet greens for later. […]

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