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Category: Herbs


Chicken and Veggie Soup

For the first time in about 20 years, I didn’t make chili on Halloween this year. I am not really sure why…perhaps because it was a bit warmer than usual, or because we had it  not all that long ago…I…

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Lime Basil Shrimp

Fridays are my favorite day to cook. I teach until 6:30 Mon-Thursdays so whipping up something that takes longer than 15 minutes from start to finish is definitely not happening here. (think leftovers and making ahead) Tonight I am going…

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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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Hearty Bean Soup

I know! I know! I haven’t been keeping up with the blog! To be honest, after all the meals I cooked over Christmas and New Years, I kind of got burnt out on everything. Sorry about that! I will try…

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Lemon Lime Garlic Shrimp with Herbs

Do you ever have one of those nights that you really, really, REALLY don’t feel like cooking? Although I love cooking, I do occasionally just feel burnt out and don’t feel like going through with the planning and cooking of…

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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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Caprese Salad…The fast way!

Hello my friends! I have loved all the beautiful tomatoes the summer has brought us! We are coming down the stretch of the tomato season though, I am afraid. Too bad..boohoo…but it is all good! Soon enough fall veggies will…

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Peaches, Honey and Goat Cheese on Baguettes

Hi Everyone! I can’t believe we are coming down the stretch to the end of summer! I am not ready!!!  I picked up these incredibly beautiful peaches this week and decided to make an appetizer out of them.  The combination…

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Lemon Basil Pesto

If you have read earlier summer posts, you know I already made a few batches of regular pesto. I purposely planted many, many basil plants so I could make pesto for my son, Danny. He loves the stuff… Can’t get…

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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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