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Category: Good to know


Drying Herbs/Dried Oregano

Hi All! What a weekend! Here in northern CA, we had a gorgeous weekend just loaded with warmer temperatures and sunshine! 🙂 That was all I needed to get myself outdoors and into my garden. I didn’t do a lot,…

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What is in Your Cabinet?

I don’t know about you, but I have certain things in my cabinet and ‘frig that are staples. I don’t know what I would do without them. Well, certainly I COULD do without them..but I wouldn’t want to…The things below…

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Shelly’s Steak Marinade

Hi Everyone! While most of the country is enjoying crisp autumn nights with the chill of winter around the corner, we have been blessed with some amazing weather as well…not quite what you would call “autumn temperatures, ” but lovely,…

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How is Rice Grown and Harvested?

When we brought our son back to college, l once again travelled past the rice factories. They always kind of pique my imagination. I never really knew how rice was grown and harvested. I knew it had something to do…

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DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS!

It’s the details. They are the things that people remember. Sometimes we just want to throw a quick dinner together for friends and make it as simple as possible. Other times, we want to try a bit harder, plan, and…

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Homemade Croutons

Hi Everyone! I spent a few days last week in Seattle again to watch my nephew and his beautiful fiance get married. It was such a special day and so terrific to see so many family members. Our last day…

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Oven-Dried Tomatoes

I am taking a mini-break from working with tomatoes to write this blog today. I have about 25 plants and HOLY COW are they keeping me busy with tomato recipes! It seems like every day I either cook with them…

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Kitchen Tools…aka Toys for Cooks

I finally broke down and bought a kitchen torch this week. I have always wanted one and kind of just “made do”  when I have made Creme Brulee in the past. But I really needed a torch to char the…

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Vinegars

I tend to use mostly balsamic vinegar these days when I am cooking. Sometimes though, it is fun to try new vinegars with our dressings, veggies, etc. I think it is a great idea to pick up different flavored vinegars…

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April’s Good Idea!

April’s Good Idea! It takes an effort to make homemade cookies. They are so much better than store-bought, though, and I think they are totally worth the effort. Sometimes, though, it is hard to find the time or to get…

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