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Zuppa Contadina

Sometimes the best recipes aren’t really recipes at all.  Such is the case with today’s offering which should be considered more of a concept than a strict recipe.  It’s become a favorite around our house, particularly for me because it’s so flexible in terms of ingredients and yet consistently good.  The only constant from one […]

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Home Grown Cooking Class – The Recipes

Another successful class is in the books and the delicious recipes are now online!  Many thanks to Chef Juanita from Happy Harvest for the wonderful recipes and great instructions and to the gang at Gourmet Gallery for hosting us.  Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the next class coming this July. Till then […]

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Up until recently, it seemed that was a fairly accurate weather report around these parts. Well, maybe only the meatball part if you live at my house. If I picture meatballs its usually the “on top of spaghetti all covered in cheese” variety. When it comes to cooking meatballs, however, it seems my mind travels far […]

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Here’s to a SOUPER Summer!

Spring is quickly turning into summer which means warmer days and (probably) less soup but it seems that half of the people I encounter have a case of the sniffles courtesy of seasonal allergies. For me, sneezing, coughing, sore throat and itchy eyes equal soup weather no matter the temperature outside. I am a sucker […]

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A Smattering of Recipes

I apologize that I have been a little remiss with my blogging as of late, for various and sundry reasons.  The good news is that, while I may not have been writing about it, I have continued to cook for and feed my family and I am finally able to share those recipes with you!  Instead of […]

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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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Chef Juanita Serves Up Thanksgiving With A Twist

For those of you who missed Thursday night’s Home Grown Farm Cooking Class at Gourmet Gallery with Chef Juanita Barrientos of Crav, we’ve got the next best thing – the recipes. Enjoy!   Cream of Broccoli Cashew Soup Serves 6 1 lb onions, chopped 1 knob coconut oil ½ tsp. sea salt 6 cloves garlic, […]

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