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Portions:  4 servings Preparation time: 35 minutes   Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of butter 1 small yellow onion, peeled and diced 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and quartered 1 pound of Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered … Continue reading

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Bok Choy Salad with Mint

Prep for Bok Choy salad Servings: 8 Portion size: 1 cup Preparation time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 head of bok choy, finely slivered 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 1 medium shredded carrot1 cup shelled soy beans Dressing:1/4 cup minced … Continue reading

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How to Choose A Good Melon….

A simple summer dessert It isn't difficult to purchase a ripe melon when you know what to look for. I've included photos below to help you make a knowlegable choice. Hope you'll give it a try for melon season is upon us.  Okay, … Continue reading

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Review of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, A Year of Food Life

  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, A Year of Food Life; Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp & Camille Kingsolver, Harper Collins Publisher, New York, 2007, 354 pages.   This is the perfect book … Continue reading

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A Review of Heat

Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Qu   Heat, Bill Buford, 2006, Alfred A. Knopf. Random House, 315 pages.   Heat (An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-maker, and Apprentice … Continue reading

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Roasting Coffee Beans for the Best Coffee Money Can Buy

  Coffee Berries In talking to some friends and tasting their brew, I’ve learned about a new affordable luxury… roasting coffee beans. As I listened and tasted, it is inspiring enough for me to want to embark upon this journey. … Continue reading

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Freshly baked cookies…

MMMMMM, Butter Cookies! Butterfly People have asked me for this butter cookie recipe so many times that I thought I better add it to the blog. You can use any kind of cookie cutter you want. For bite sized cookies I've used the floral … Continue reading

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Fire Roasted Salsa

Fresh Anaheim Peppers These Anaheim peppers are great toasted on the grill over medium heat! First drizzle the peppers, tomatoes, garlic and onions with vegetable oil along with a sprinkle of kosher salt. Char the garlic and onions, cooking until … Continue reading

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