Tag Archives: vegetarian

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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Deardorff Family Farms – CSA Box Extraordinaire

I picked up a Deardorff Family Farms community supported agriculture (CSA) box last Friday. This is an Oxnard-based farm operated by two fourth-generation Deardorffs, cousins Tom and Scott. They practice sustainable farming and their CSA offerings are 100% certified organic … Continue reading

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Laugh at the Chef Not the Gnocchi

I like to think I am a good cook. I know my limitations, however, when it comes to speaking foreign languages. More than once I’ve made a fool of myself by mispronouncing the dishes I bring to our dining room … Continue reading

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Hearty Chili Bean Soup (slow cooker)

I first developed this as a chili for the many chili cook-off events in which I used to participate. Our son, Robert, helped serve at the cook-offs. Although the chili never won any awards, it was unique, interesting, and a … Continue reading

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Hardy Kale-Sausage Turnovers

The term ‘turnover’ has different meanings depending on its use. It means one thing to accountants, another to human resource managers, and still another to financial advisors.

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Summer Dinners on the Deck

This summer Robin and I hosted a number of dinners for friends. The dinners were served at a small but comfortable table on our back deck. We called it Summer Dinners on the Deck. One of our guests said we … Continue reading

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