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Quick! Help Me Create Some Meals with the Massive Harvest!

Whew. Got back from the Tenth Annual BlogHer conference in San Jose feeling a bit nervous. I mean, I called everyday to say hello to the hubby and … [Read more...]


Cucumber Season Means Home Made Pickles!

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


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

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...]

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Sweet and Paleo-Friendly Honey Roasted Carrots

  Yesterday on my way to visit my Mother for Mom's Day, I noticed something strange about my feet when I reached down to slather lotion on my … [Read more...]

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One of the Easiest (and Healthiest) Vegetables to Grow in a ‘Beauty Garden’

I realize that not everyone is like me when it comes to gardening. While I'm out in the patio with my coffee first thing in the morning to pollinate … [Read more...]


Chef Bob: Alaskan Snow Crab Pasta Primavera

Alaskan Snow Crab Pasta Primavera Serves 24. Having a party, or just want to impress your friends?  This is the ultimate party food. A fresh veggie … [Read more...]

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No Excuses! Six Good-For-You Plants You Can Grow Without a Yard

At some point, it will cease to be winter in the Midwest and East Coast and continue to be the never-ending summer it has been in California. Usually … [Read more...]

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Chef Bob: Braised Oxtails with Mushrooms Recipe

Braised Oxtails with Mushrooms Recipe Flavorful beef oxtails are braised in wine and chicken stock with mushrooms, leeks, garlic, and herbs. Plan … [Read more...]

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It May Be the Middle of Winter, but You Can STILL Cultivate Your ‘Beauty Garden’ Indoors

Nobody can tell me that my frequent consumption of fresh organic produce from my kitchen garden hasn't resulted in glowing skin. And that's to no … [Read more...]

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The Secret to Beauty Can Be Found When You Dig Deep…In Your Garden

No matter how many beauty stories we do about makeup and fashion, it all means absolutely NO-Thang if you don't feed your body from the inside out. … [Read more...]


Chef Bob: Baked Root Beer Glazed Ham

Baked Root Beer Glazed Ham Demand for it rises during the holidays, but never goes away completely. The root beer-glazed ham is a fixture on my … [Read more...]


Chef Bob: Grilled Coconut Lobster

Grilled Coconut Lobster   I love grilling out, especially during the summer to help keep my house cool. Fish isn’t something I normally … [Read more...]


Whatcha Got Growing?

The weather in Southern California is (slightly) cooling off and I've planted some cool-weather plants: mixed greens, green onions, carrots, kale, and … [Read more...]