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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 and steers, but my introduction to 4-H was with a group of my girlfriends when I was about eight or nine.  One of the moms decided to start a 4-H club for us, so we spent …

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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 on hand for those busy days when I just don’t want to cook, but I want to eat!  This dinner takes only about 30 minutes, including the salad shown! Kalamata Olive Pasta (Pasta Puttanesca) (This recipe …

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Cool Kitchen Tips and a Fun Lunch

This is Something That Made Me Crazy for a Long Time   While my family loved watermelon, I hated to get it.  Why?  I dreading cutting the darned thing.  The knife had slipped too many times and I was knife-shy!  How do you cut up a round thing without putting your fingers in mortal danger? …

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Hemp Seeds–What are They Good For?

They Sound Kind of Hippie… Really They’re Not.   But They are Groovy! Have you tried Hemp Seeds?  They are full of nutrition: Protein–There are 11 grams of protein in just 3 TBSP! Anti-inflammatory Omegas! Phytonutrients and anti-oxidants! All kinds of minerals! Essential fatty acids! So How Do I Use Them? Hemp Seeds are so …

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A Fish Dish Story

Fish Even Kids Will Love     Maybe I’m just a mean mom, but however it happened, my kids grew up eating–and enjoying–fish.  I think one of the reasons is this recipe.   Years ago we went to a show in LA.  It was a dinner and comedy show with Danish comedians.  My Danish in-laws …

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Ole Ole Ole! Cinco de Mayo!

It’s Avocado Season!     I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and avocados weren’t exactly on our shopping list or in our grocery stores.  But when I married a Californian, they became an essential item at our house.  And I became more acquinted with Mexican food!  (The closest we had in Washington was Taco …

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Artichoke Basil Turkey Sliders in Ventura

Try this excellent recipe!   The weekend is here and all this girl wants to do is run to the beach. The sky is blue, the wind is mild and the temperature is ideal for some fun in the sun. As I sit here, daydreaming of the beauty outside of these four walls I am …

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