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Napa Cabbage Salad with Toasted Ramen

Ingredients: ¼ cup rice vinegar ½ cup olive oil ¼ teaspoon grated ginger 2 Tablespoons of Tamari sauce 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper 1 medium Napa cabbage 1 bunch of green onions 1 cup of slivered almonds 3-ounce package of … Continue reading

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Grilled Avocados

Here’s an appetizer that our son, Robert, shared with us. It is sort of a Caprese Salad folded into a grilled avocado. Who’d a thunk it! Easy to prepare, it is full of nutrition, and it doesn’t hurt that it … Continue reading

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Persimmon-Spinach Salad

This is a flavorful seasonal salad taking advantage of Fuyu persimmons. To keep the salad fresh, assemble just prior to serving.

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Savory Ojai Pasties

So what’s a pasty? No, it’s not what Carol Doda wore. The best way to describe a pasty is to say it’s a pot pie without the pot. They are thought to have been the culinary invention of the Cornish in … Continue reading

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Grilled Portobello Mushroom Salad with Gorgonzola

This is a quick and easy salad that takes advantage of your grilling skills while the weather is still conducive to grilling outdoors. If you don’t have a grill or the weather is not cooperating, the mushrooms can be grilled … Continue reading

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Whole Grain and Seed Soda Bread

I woke up thinking about life in the mid 19th century and my relatives who came west to find a different lifestyle. I wondered what they ate and what staples they loaded onto their wagons for the long journey to … Continue reading

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Gruyère Cheese and Mushroom Crepes

I’ll bet you think crepes originated in France. Being of Scottish and Irish descent, I must tell you that crepes first originated in Brittany, a former Celtic kingdom, which is now a northwest region of France. Today, crepes are considered … Continue reading

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