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Hospitality – Opening Doorways to the Kingdom – The Posts So Far

Hospitality – Opening Doorways to the Kingdom – The Posts So Far

I hope that you are enjoying this series as much as I am. I appreciate the richness of the guest posts that have been contributed and look forward to what will continue to be contributed in the future. In case you have missed some of the posts here is the list so far. I have(…)

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The Most Delicious Carrot Cake I Have Ever Tasted

The Most Delicious Carrot Cake I Have Ever Tasted

I made this carrot cake for a gathering over the weekend. It is the best I have ever tasted – even better the next day.It is definitely going to be a feature of our hospitality over the summer. Unlike many carrot cakes it is not too sweet. The honey gives it an out of this(…)

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Hospitality for the Gluten Free

Hospitality for the Gluten Free

One of the aspects of hospitality that I am grappling with these days is how to make meals that are inviting for my gluten free friends. Bread and cheese have always been staples of lunches for us and the moment the basil is ready for harvest I am making pesto, but what can I make(…)

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Amazing Quinoa muffins

Amazing Quinoa muffins

Tom and I have had a house full of people staying with us this week for the Inhabit Conference. We have had to leave the house early so I wanted to make sure that I has something nutritious for all of us to eat before we got on the road. Here is the recipe I(…)

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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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