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Yogurt Panna Cotta with Honey-Roasted Strawberries

It’s been a harried spring for my family, too much to handle really, and we’ve barely had space to breathe, to take in the season, and to spend quiet time with one another.  We needed time that didn’t feel frayed at the edges by too many obligations.  We moved recently, across the country, from the… 

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Shellfish Cioppino

  You want a bowl of this spicy, tomato-rich Shellfish Cioppino, seriously.

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Red Kuri Pumpkin Soup

German cuisine is wonderfully hearty and though certain recipes vary depending on each region, there are real staples to the diet, such are beautiful fresh bread, potatoes, soups and stews. Each area has their own home twist on the classics, such as the Russian influence of flavours within East Germany (my current home), to the… 

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How to Make Seasoning Salt

Sometimes it can be a struggle to put a wholesome dinner on the table.  While I spend a fair amount of time in the kitchen, developing traditional foods recipes for this site, I spend even more of my time in my office – hands on the keyboard, and eyes glued to the display.  Work, coupled with… 

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Pan-Roasted Chicken with Tarragon and Mustard Cream Sauce

It was a busy day, and I was up to my ears in emails.   As the afternoon wore on into evening, my husband and I desperately needed to figure out dinner.  That’s when I reached for a new book, Nourishing Broth, that was recently sent to me for review.  I thumbed through it, and… 

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Crispy Bacon

At midday, my husband and I leave our computers and sit down to lunch.  Soup, hearty and rich and filling, is a mainstay on our lunchtime table.  Either one of us will toss the ingredients into a single pot around noon, and let it simmer until done, when we sit down to eat, supplementing lunch… 

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Jalapeno, Apricot and Bacon Zingers

I have a love of bacon.  No, really.  I love bacon.  All salty and sweet and meaty.  And that’s why I jumped at the opportunity to work with Applegate, the makers of amazing natural and organic bacon.  I’ve been known to skip a real dinner and head down with my husband to the local rum… 

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How to Make a Sourdough Starter

Love sourdough breads?  Wondering how to make your own sourdough starter?  It’s easy.  While the internet is full of sourdough starter recipes that call for odd ingredients like pineapple juice, orange juice, potato flakes or sugar water, to make a truly good sourdough starter you need just three things: flour, water and time.  It’s easy,… 

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Roasted Persimmon and Ginger Custard

I’m not a huge dessert maker. I get that sweet calling every so often, but typically grab a ripe fruit or a few squares of high quality chocolate. When the mood does strike me, I pull out my ramekins and whip up a rich custard. The ingredients are always available, and it’s always a huge hit… 

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Sourdough Rye Crepes with Sorghum-Cinnamon Apples

As summer slowly fades to autumn, we are found in one of the busiest times of the year here on our off-grid homestead. Central Texas provides us with a fall gardening season and so many days this time of year you can find us planting kale seedlings, direct-seeding carrots and beets, picking dried beans, and… 

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