Nutritious, Delicious, and Filling: How to Make Your Own Sun Dried Tomatoes

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I've had mixed success with tomatoes this season. My heirloom tomatoes I grew from seed have produced "meh,"  (good but not prolific) but the two … [Read more...]

Delicious Zucchini Spaghetti with Fresh Pesto

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I'm so excited that my yellow crookneck squash is producing like gangbusters, because I'm loving being able to create delicious spaghetti-like noodles … [Read more...]

Green Apple Smoothie Recipe Plus Giveaway!

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The green apples on our tree have matured early this year due to the global-warming trend that only seems to be affecting California.  I'm loving that … [Read more...]

Health Trivia: Why Every Cook Should Be Growing Tomatoes

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Yesterday I was cooking my famous honey-lavender chicken, which calls for searing fat-filled chicken thighs in a cast iron skillet, and got a hot … [Read more...]

Cucumber Season Means Home Made Pickles!

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I like cucumbers as much as the next person, but too much of anything is just...to much. I'm very, VERY new to the world of canning and preserves, and … [Read more...]

Low Carb, Hight Nutrition: Roasted Carrot and Leek Soup with Feta and Bacon

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My beauty garden is going strong and the carrots and leeks I've been growing are ready to harvest. I've been trying to think of creative recipes using … [Read more...]

Just As Good as Hair Vitamins: Why You Should Be (Growing) and Eating Cabbage

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I planted cabbage for the first time in the late fall, unsure what those little dark-brown seeds would actually amount to anything. I usually skip … [Read more...]

12 Proven Benefits for Eating an Apple a Day…

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The U.S. Apple Association just provided this useful reminder of how amazing apples are to your health. Remember, opt for organic apples because of … [Read more...]

Yummy Paleo Brownies for Weekend Barbecue!

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When I decided to give paleo the old college try, I thought my beloved Kitchenaid mixer was doomed to go into early retirement. I'd made so many … [Read more...]

Baked Chicken with Rosemary, Fig and Mushroom Sauce

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I've always liked figs. It's like the perfect combo of sweet, squishy and crunchy. One day I was eating my once-daily ration and thought, … [Read more...]