10 October, 2017

The Soup Loop – Vegetables With Pizzaz

The Soup Loop – Vegetables With Pizzaz
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I’m getting on my Soup Box today to talk about this scrumptious vegetable soup. It’s uber healthy for starters. It’s an easy way to use up the garden vegetable surplus (has reality hit yet that you planted one too many zucchini plants this year?). It can be adapted to suit a vegetarian or vegan and
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25 August, 2017

Fifty Shades Of Color In Summer Garden Vegetables

Fifty Shades Of Color In Summer Garden Vegetables
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The fruits of our labor are coming to fruition ( a play on words? I think so!). And the rich colors of ripe vegetables are so vibrant at this time of year. With summer winding down and cooler air drifting in, it’s time to finish the summer harvest. I’m giving out CGS (Christina’s Garden Share) baskets
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3 July, 2017

Just A Little Bit Corny Grilled Salad

Just A Little Bit Corny Grilled Salad
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Corn on the cob is abundant in the summer in most areas of the US. My hubby is such a traditionalist when it comes to corn on the cob. Boil it or grill it – that’s the only two ways he will eat it. And slathered in butter, of course. He was over-the-top thrilled when
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16 February, 2017

Fiddler On The Roof – A Little Bit of This & That

Fiddler On The Roof – A Little Bit of This & That
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Do you ever have those days when you feel like you are trying to balance a thousand things on top of a high-pitched roof? With construction going on in the kitchen for a week now, I feel like I’m headed to the rooftop to fiddle. Loved the movie Fiddler On The Roof and to take the
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17 January, 2017

Stuff THAT in Your Avocado!

Stuff THAT in Your Avocado!
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A simple light meal is appreciated any time of  year. This is easy, healthy, quick to make and can be served for lunch or dinner.  People have definite tuna preferences. I have a good friend who only likes one type of tuna that she buys at Trader Joe’s (Cheri). Another friend swears tuna packed in olive oil
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17 October, 2016

The Last of This Season’s Vegetables

The Last of This Season’s Vegetables
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Thank goodness I have friends who have an overabundance of zucchini from their summer gardens. I’m probably the only dedicated home gardener that can’t seem to grow it in Oregon. So I rely on friends to share their surplus. Most have pulled their summer vegetable plants now that it’s mid-October and found a zucchini or two hiding
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6 October, 2016

Nonna’s Pasta Sauce – Updated For Today’s Busy Lifestyle

Nonna’s Pasta Sauce – Updated For Today’s Busy Lifestyle
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My friends in the Italian American communities all have a recipe or two from their nonna, aunt, or close relative that were passed down through generations and became family traditions.  Today’s post is about a close friend Cheri’s nonna. Her name is Giulia Papini. She was born in a small town of San Leo in 1891.
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5 October, 2016

Sunday Roast – Cold Weather Comfort

Sunday Roast – Cold Weather Comfort
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Growing up in an Italian family, Sunday dinners were always special and shared with extended family whenever possible. At one time in my younger life my grandparents lived with us and would invite their friends, cousins, etc. and we’d have a houseful of people. My uncle Mike would get out his accordion and play music
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3 October, 2016

End of Summer Salad

End of Summer Salad
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The freshly grown fruits and vegetables of summer are almost gone. It is October after all. So what do you do with the garden dregs this time of the year? A few leftover cucumbers, tomatoes, celery….. I love salads and eat them almost daily. A nice “end of harvest” salad is what I made for
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