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December, 2014

Kale, Cabbage, and Kohlrabi Slaw with Garlic Greens

Directions: Begin by chopping the kale, cabbage, and the leaves of the kohlrabi into thin strips and tossing them in a large bowl.  I start with the kale and mix thoroughly by hand with each new ingredient so as to “massage” the kale and make it easier to eat. Cut the kohlrabi into quarters and then […]

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3-2-1 Happy New You!

A new year is just around the corner and with it comes the promise – the unbridled potential – of a new start.  It’s the time for resolutions and fresh resolve.  It’s time to make a few changes. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could merely close your eyes, click your heels, and find yourself exactly where you’ve always […]

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Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-LEFTOVERS!

For some, leftovers are the lowest form of food; I have heard them referred to as “used food”.  I take a slightly different approach, thinking of myself as a “green” cook who is constantly up-cycling dishes from one meal to the next as I find new ways to incorporate the same old thing.  I figure, if I’m […]

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Home Grown Cooking Class, the Recipes Edition

We had our final cooking class of the season last week and though the group was small the class was a huge success!  Smaller numbers allowed each and every person to get in the kitchen and get their hands dirty which was so much fun.  In the end it felt more like a party than […]

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Cheesy Chicken Chile Corn Chowder – Cause Alliteration Is Fun!

A dear friend gave me a copy of Shauna Niequist’s Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life around the Table, With Recipes and I have delighted in savoring every passage.  I find in Ms. Niequist a kindred spirit, someone who approaches not only cooking but many aspects of life the same way that I […]

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