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Recipe: Stir-Fried Cabbage with Chilies, Peanuts & Peas

Believe it or not, we’re still working on that giant cabbage we picked a week or so ago. They keep so well in the fridge, but they take up a lot of space. So it was time to pull out … Continue reading

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Recipe: Portobello Mushroom and Kale Stroganoff

It’s that half-eaten container of sour cream in the fridge that brought us to this recipe. You know the one: that lonely tub, brought over by a guest for a recent party, languishing all alone in the back of the … Continue reading

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Sourdough Bread – Why It’s Better Than Yeast

I’ve been making bread for 25 years, but I’ve always been afraid of sourdough starter. Pretty sure I would kill it from neglect, so I limited myself to packaged yeast…until yesterday. Maybe it’s a New Year’s Resolution. Maybe it’s courage, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dishes from the Garden

In a pinch about what to make this Thanksgiving? Let Gardenerd help you. We’ve got a stash of recipes using all your favorite fall-harvest crops. Revisit a few Gardenerd Gazettes and you’ll have more than enough for your Thanksgiving table. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Almond or Hemp Seed Pesto (Vegan)

Salad Leaf Basil

It’s wonderful to return from Italy to find the garden bursting with basil. This is cause for celebration! It’s time to make more pesto to freeze for later use. Since one does not return from Italy thinner than one was … Continue reading

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Recipe: Ground Cherry Salsa

We grew ground cherries for the first time this year. Having been previously under the impression that they only grow in northern climates, ground cherries were never something we considered growing here in the south. Now that we’re full-up on … Continue reading

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Recipe: Plum Skillet Cake

Back in July we were up to our eyeballs in Santa Rosa plums raining from our front yard tree. We ate as fast as we could, but still there were about 60 plums on the counter at any given time. … Continue reading

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Recipe: Caramel Blackberry Goat Milk Ice Cream

Here’s one for anyone who can’t do cow. We recently discovered a raw goat milk vendor at our local farmers’ market and decided that it was time to experiment with goat milk ice cream. Since blackberries are in season, it … Continue reading

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Recipe: Andrew’s Kumquat Marmalade

The kumquat tree was planted for the husband. Yours truly doesn’t care for them. To be honest, the husband uses them as an appetite suppressant (the sourness makes one not want to eat anything afterward; it has the same effect … Continue reading

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Recipe: Crisp Fried Eggplant with Parsley Sauce

If you’re been reading this blog for awhile, you’ll have noticed by now that Rose Elliot is one of my favorite cookbook authors. She excels at combining minimal ingredients for maximum flavor. With its promise of “30 minutes or less,” … Continue reading

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