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Creamy Avocado Cups

A quick recipe to create delicious avocado cups that are perfect for snacks, appetizers, or a light lunch. 2 medium sized avocados 1 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt (or reduced fat sour cream) 1/2 tsp ground cumin 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 24 endive leaves   Peel, pit and mach 1 avocado, […]

Maple-Glazed Beans

Maple Glazed Beans

The secret to delicious baked beans is the cooking time. Break the from-the-can habit, and let these slowly bake throughout the day, allowing the beans to develop a rich, deep, delicious flavor that will surely be a hit at a picnic. Oh, and the house smells delicious while they’re baking. 1 pound dried yellow eye […]

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Slowing Down for a Breather

Most days, around 4 p.m., if I’m not heading out in the car for the remainder of the day, I pop open a bottle of wine and pour myself a glass. I have to admit that it is usually a mad rush to get the bottle uncorked, the glass poured, and then raised up to […]

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A Vist to Gospel Flat Farm

Yesterday, I took a break from sitting at my computer, and joined my son’s 5th grade class on an outing to visit Gospel Flat Farm. During the short drive to the farm, the five boys in my car kept me entertained with their singing, storytelling, and silliness, but that was only a warm-up for the […]

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Spring Onions

Celebrate spring with these beautiful alliums. Spring onions offer fresh onion flavor, without the pungency (which makes them very popular with my … [Read More...]

Favorite Finds

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Espro Press

Anyone who loves French press coffee will love the Espro Press. This innovative press pot is designed to solve the problems that have plagued French Press users for years – filters that don’t properly filter, coffee and tea that keeps getting stronger in the pot, pots that break easily, and brew that cools quickly before you […]


A Mediterranean Refresher: Silk Road Soda

I love this soda and I love this story. I could leave it there, but I thought I’d share with you the reason Silk Road Soda is one of my recent Favorite Finds. Through the years I’ve taste-tested products at trade shows, enjoyed samples sent to my home, and listened to many company owners talk about […]

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