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Summer Squash 12 Ways ~ Recipes for the Harvest

If you’ve ever grown summer squash, you know this is the time of year it takes over.  Before you throw any extra over to the chickens, take a look at my summer squash recipe collection over at Modern Alternative Kitchen.  There’s so much you can do with this fruit besides just zucchini bread. Do you []

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Raw Very Cherry Kefir Smoothie ~ A Recipe

We had the treat of spending the day with generous friends, stripping their three cherry trees and taking home some of the bounty.  Harvesting with friends is my love language, I think. We ate lots of them fresh from the tree.  Others were pitted and frozen to be eaten straight from the freezer or put []

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Sourdough Whole Grain Flatbread ~ A Recipe

It might be the end of summertime, but it’s definitely still summer here in the Northwest, and I am still giving my oven a summer sabbatical until the cooler weather greets us once again. That means, my family enjoys breads made on the stovetop. Tortillas, English muffins, pancakes, and now, flatbread. Soured and soaked, if []

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Nut Butter & Honey Popcorn ~ A Recipe

Popcorn.  A no-fight food.  Children welcome it.  Peace in the house.  Happy.  Here is our very simple, 5-ingredient recipe to jazz up your next bowl.  We pour this drizzle on two batches of air-popped corn, but if you want an extra tasty, gooey treat, you can use it on one batch. Nut Butter & Honey []

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Preserving: Homemade Fruit Roll Ups ~ A Recipe

When I was a child, back in the days before home computers, cell phones, and Internet (my children don’t understand how we survived), I loved me a good fruit roll-up.  You’d take the roll out of it’s package and peel that leather off the wax paper.  From there, it was a matter of art and []

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White Chocolate Macadamia Lara(ish) Bar ~ A Recipe for Travel

We’re a’ hittin’ the road and we need us some vittles.  Lara Bars are a favorite, but the nuts aren’t soaked and they cost an arm and a leg.  Also, I wanted a new flavor.  Enter the White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie Dough Bar.  We crispify the nuts by soakin’ ’em in water for several hours, []

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Applesauce Day with my Eldest ~ And a Slow Cooker Recipe

We might not have come home with bushels of apples from apple-picking day, but the week’s CSA box included a dozen gorgeous Granny Smith’s and we were hankering for some applesauce.  My eldest wanted to help make it, which was a delight to the ears.  I was hoping for some quality time with her, and []

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California Autumn-Winter Salad ~ A Recipe

I’m not going to say that California is the best state in the world (or country.  Whatever).  That goes without saying.  Hehe.  This lil’ ensalada is one big fat brag on the Golden State.  California absolutely pops in the Autumn. The colors.  The flavors.  The colorful flavors.  Look: My husband suggests adding thin slices of []

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Cheesy, Gluten-Free Cauliflower Soup ~ A Recipe

The fact that I am posting a cauliflower recipe means that there has been some serious palate-healing.  It was one of the two veggies that made me gag as a kid.  I hated everything about that pale cruciferous: the rotten smell while it steamed, the deceitful whiteness making one think it might taste something like []

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Nourishing Potato Cheddar Soup ~ A Recipe

Oh, how I adore soup weather.  I could seriously eat soup every day when it’s chilly outside.  There are so many types and flavors.  It surprises me that this is the first soup recipe I’ve posted; new ones are being created in this kitchen all the time.   If you like a soup that’s healthy, []

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Creamy Tomato Bisque ~ A Recipe using Fresh Tomatoes

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes. After making countless batches of delicious, fresh salsa and storing up jars of homemade ketchup, what else to do with the last of these jewels of summer?  Now that the days are shorter and the nights are deliciously crisp, how about a nice, comforting bowl of creamy tomato bisque (a.k.a. Jeremy’s all-time favorite []

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Slow Cooker White Bean & Greens Soup ~ A Recipe

As I’ve said before, Tuesdays are my slow cooker dinner days, because Tuesdays can get crazy.  Here is a soup that takes 10 minutes to assemble, is super frugal, and any leftovers freeze well.  Not to mention it’s GAPS-friendly and gluten-free and your family is getting a healthy amount of protein, iron, fiber, trace minerals, []

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Warming Butternut Squash Soup ~ A Recipe

There are oh so many butternut squash soup recipes out there to choose from.  So why add another one?  Because I’ve yet to find one I like more than this (in complete humility, of course).  Tehe.  Honestly, you can use any winter squash in this soup (pumpkin, acorn just not spaghetti) as long as it’s []

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This Week’s In-Season Recipe: My Roots Are Showing

Roots, roots, roots.  Beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, parsnips, radishes  It’s mostly what sustains the in-season, traditional consumer throughout the winter and early spring months.  Roots are yummy, but at the end of the season, right before the abundance of summer harvesting explodes, I flinch a little when peeking inside the week’s CSA box to see more []

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