recipes

Love That Hot Sauce

Love That Hot Sauce

I am currently visiting good friends in Van Texas. They have a bumper crop of hot peppers and so I have offered to help them make some good N.W. style hot sauce. I also intend to pack some peppers in my bag so that I can make my own supply when I get home. We(…)

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A Wonderful Apple Cake

A Wonderful Apple Cake

I am on a roll posting autumn recipes made straight from our garden. We still have some of the 160 pounds of apples I harvested a month ago left and have just made another apple cake from them. This recipe is one of Tom’s favourites for breakfast and I thought that it was worth reposting(…)

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Curried Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup.

It has been very cold here in Seattle for the last few days and we have been enjoying one of my favourite winter soup recipes. This is a very inexpensive and nutritious soup that I often make in large quantity so that we can enjoy it throughout the week. I have adapted and combined ingredients(…)

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Refreshing Drinks from the Garden for the Hot Days

Citrus and Mint Iced Tea I make this tea throughout the summer, though with the way the weather has been in Seattle this year I have not thought about it until this week. It is both refreshing and thirst-quenching, and uses some of the garden produce. We always have an abundance of mint as I(…)

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Cooking with Quinoa

Cooking with Quinoa

For our time on Camano on Monday I made a delicious quinoa salad and thought that you might appreciate the recipe. Quinoa has the most protein of any grain,and the highest fat content. It’s a great source of vitamins & minerals, and is considered a complete protein so if you are not familiar with this grain then you(…)

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Pear and Raspberry Bread – A Delicious Alternative to Banana Bread

I have fallen in love with pear and raspberry bread which is a favourite in Australia at coffee shops for morning and afternoon coffee. It is one of my fond memories of visits with my Mum. I have been thinking about making this with some pears I have that are a little beyond fresh use.(…)

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What Do You Do With All Those Tomatillos?

This post is by special request from my good friend Andy Wade who obviously has more jalapenos in his garden than he knows what to do with.  And as we look as though we will be getting a bumper crop of both tomatillos and apples too this year I thought that it was a good(…)

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My Favourite Apple/Blackberry Crisp

We have 3 apple trees in our parking strip that usually produce far more apples than we can possibly eat fresh.  We also love to harvest wild blackberries which grow in great profusion in the Pacific NW.  This last weekend we headed up to Camano Island for that purpose and because the apples on our(…)

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Using Homegrown Stevia

Last year I posted an article about how our food choices are manipulated by the global mall.  I talked about Stevia: which is 10 times sweeter than sugar, easy to grow  and with virtually no calories.  However it was banned from the American market about the same time that Monsanto introduced its artificial sweetener aspartame(…)

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Good Natured Earthling Recommends Nettles for Allergies

Spring has sprung rather early here in the Pacific NW.  With a week of sunny cold mornings and warm days this last week the trees have all burst into spectacular bloom…. which is wonderful except for the fact that it has brought out every allergy anyone in this area ever suffered from.  Being among the(…)

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