healthy | Recipes | Soups

DIY Chicken Bone Broth

Our grandmothers were onto something when they made chicken noodle soup or beef and barley soup for friends and family who were under the weather. They knew that bone broths are basically just good medicine, full of warmth and nutrition. Chicken bone broth is foundational to any cook’s kitchen and I have been making my […]

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healthy | Local Food | Meat

Roasted Chicken

Living in an area of the country where there is a lot of farming, I support the local food scene, if not in producing, then at least through my purchasing power. I love that there are people out there who are committed to growing food and raising animals in a sustainable way. It is evident […]

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healthy | Recipes | Vegan

Saffron Cauliflower

I really like Cauliflower. I know it’s not everybody’s thing but I like it in pretty much every format–pizza crust, mashed, riced, raw, roasted. You get the point. So when I saw this recipe for Saffron Cauliflower in Ottolenghi’s amazing cookbook Plenty, which Kitchn’s Cookbook Club featured in January, I jumped right on it. By […]

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Desserts | Recipes

Amazing Rosemary Lemon Shortbread

As much as I love complex flavors and dishes, there is something about the simpler foods that just feeds my soul. I fell in love with shortbread the first time I tasted Walker’s Pure Butter Shortbread decades ago. Since then, I have tasted a lot of different kinds of shortbread but for some reason, only […]

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Downsizing: Kitchen Edition

When Big Country and I decided that it was time to downsize to a townhome and sell our 3,000 sq. ft. 2-story with its large eat-in kitchen, I accepted the notion that I would have to scale down my kitchen. However, when the townhome we were planning to buy fell through in the same week […]

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My Review of Imperfect Foods

Back Story So this ad for Imperfect Foods kept showing up on my Facebook Feed. Maybe you may have seen it as well. Since I like the idea of having groceries delivered (and stores don’t deliver in my city, which is ridiculous) and I don’t mind the idea of helping offload food surplus, I decided […]

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healthy | Recipes

Respect Your Elderberries

Elderberries have been used for centuries to treat everything from the common cold to flu to rheumatism to constipation. Did you know that elderberry juice was successfully used (and documented) to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995 and also, Germany’s version of our FDA has approved elderberry for treatment of coughs, bronchitis, fevers, […]

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