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Flashback! Cooking as a Kid–or with one!

4-H In My Youth I know that 4-H in this part of the country (and many others) means hogs andRead more

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Focus on Local–Ojai Olive Oil

Ojai Olive Oil   I sure didn’t appreciate the beauty of the olive tree when I had one in theRead more

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Comfort Food to the Rescue!

Simply Stroganoff   Once in a while an old-fashioned dish like stroganoff is what you need to feel satisfied!  IRead more

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Gorgeous Plums–You Can Do More Than Just Eat Them Plain!

A-Meen-O-Mum (I Want a Plum!) That’s what one of my toddlers said when he wanted to have a plum.  PlumsRead more

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Focus on Local–Arnel’s Gluten-Free Baking Mixes

Gluten Just Might Be Your Enemy   This is Arnel, of Arnel’s Originals Gluten-Free Baking Mixes!  She was your averageRead more

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Another Quick Dish–this one can be Vegetarian!

Kalamata Olive Pasta…Otherwise Known as Pasta Puttanesca   I always have the ingredients for this easy Italian Pasta dish onRead more