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Your own Beans


Today I am sifting and re-sifting through my bag of bean pods. This was the first year that I decided to salvage left over peas and beans and greens from the garden in the fall. I can’t believe I let these things go to waste before! To think that I’ve bought bags of beans for […]

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Pretend Pineapple


Well, if nothing else it’s cheaper than the real thing. I’m using up some of this Zucchini that’s lying around drying up. It has the perfect texture and color for “Pretend Pineapple”. This is the way I did it:                     1 1/2 cups of pineapple drink […]

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Stew and Soup


The healthiest cooked meal I know of is good ol’ stew. When it’s cooked all the goodness remains in the pot. No valuable nutrients get poured down the sink. Stew does magical things. In the summer it makes you sweat (and cool off) even if it’s eaten cool. In the winter a hot bowl of it […]

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Christmas Tradition: Antipasto


I have a few  exceptional recipes I make each Christmas. It’s that time of year when I crawl out of the ‘box’, so to speak, to spend a little more on some recipes. You’ll still notice I can’t get too far away from using most of my own things. This Antipasto might be close to something else on-line but I […]

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Sauerkraut is done


And now the unveiling of the Sauerkraut Bucket. When I pulled up the bag sealing the top, there was a narrow crusty yellow scum line around the bucket. I carefully removed and cleaned off that ring.       Next I got out the canning jars and the funnel that I’ve used lately for filling jars. […]

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Basil Pea soup


Basil and Peas are friends forever in this soup. With garlic and olive oil it has an Italian aroma and inspiration.     Did you know that you can control the strength of a spice in a recipe by timing its addition? Add Basil first and it will be mild. Add it last to make it stronger. […]

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Make Sauerkraut for Super Nutrition


Everything is coming too fast. The cabbage has started to split so I had to get it out of the garden a few days ago. I did a silly thing…I left them in plastic bags. When I went downstairs I could smell them. Rotting cabbage is not a pleasant aroma in your house. No matter […]

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My Attempt at Cream-Style Corn


You heard me say “I hate waste”. When the cobs were all laying on the table with some juicy cut off pieces of kernels still attached I was thinking. Scraping it off with a knife is what came to my mind. The chickens wouldn’t have nearly as much fun with them, but I’m the priority […]

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