Category Archives: FRUIT VEGETABLE GRAIN

Spicy Kale Chips

I hit a carb wall over the weekend. Not that I don’t love all the cake, cookies, candy, and scones I’ve been gorging on mind you. I can make a breakfast out of a swirl of warm cinnamon rolls draped … Continue reading

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Gift #6: Maple-Honey Pumpkin Butter

For me, nothing evokes living in the country quite like fruit butters. A warm, soft biscuit fresh from the oven burnished with apple butter, and immediately I’m curled up in the kitchen of a farmhouse like a cat in the … Continue reading

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Gift #5: Crack Granola

I have struggled for years to find a nut-free granola that I like. Both my husband and I suffer nut allergies, and as a friend once volunteered: it kind of takes the fun out of it if you need to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Reflections

Meeting holiday expectations can be hard. Sometimes the expectations (and hopes) we have around holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Valentines, take such an idealistic shape thanks to the messages we get on TV, in movies, and all around us, that … Continue reading

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Chiles Rellenos – Frittata Style

Looking for a holiday breakfast? Here’s a great one I’m planning on. It’s inspired by a recipe I saw in Sunset Magazine years ago for Baked Chiles Rellenos. The recipe is long-lost, but I’ll always remember the photo: whole poblano … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: An Invitation To A Global Feast

Every once in awhile, a book will show up unannounced on my doorstep, thoughtfully selected by my cousin for me. It sometimes arrives unexpectedly, and is always a welcome surprise. Earlier this year, one of her gifts was 97 Orchard: … Continue reading

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Fall Kale Salad with Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Yesterday I posted my recipe for Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes as part of my Gifts From The Kitchen series that included a gift idea of a spice rub. The Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes are great as a stand alone side … Continue reading

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