Organic Easter Eggs

For weeks now I’ve been walking past grocery aisles seeing brightly colored plastic Easter eggs that pop open to contain candy. We’ve been saving our set year after year, and called it the eco-friendly way because

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Guacamole & Salsa

I make the easiest and most delicious Guacamole & Salsa east of the Mission. Or so I think. Give it a try and see if I’m right. Guacamole & Salsa, when made fresh with organic ingredients,

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Yogurt with Granola Bar

I’ve been buying only organic raw plain whole milk yogurt since last summer. I found some in my local health food store and now I’m hooked. Let me break it down: Organic: means the milk comes

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Green Eggs

I started making green eggs when my daughter was a Dr. Seuss-loving toddler. I started out serving it as a sandwich spread, but now that my family is on a gluten-free diet, I serve it with

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Peppermint Ice Cream

I know it’s cold outside, but when you have leftover peppermint candy cane, something must be done. Peppermint Ice Cream From The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato and Sorbetto: Bold, Fresh Flavors to Make at Home

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Honey Lemon Garlic Tea

Every year I revisit this recipe, from Dr. Aviva Jill Romm’s book, Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide: How to Make Safe, Sensible Decisions about the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives. The recipe is listed as Garlic Lemonade,

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Cranberry Mini Tarts

After many years of cooking a whole Thanksgiving dinner and getting my pace and timing down just right, I am taking a break. Tonight will be the first Thanksgiving dinner I will not be cooking. We

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Lettuce Mesclun

I pinched my first harvest today, and it was the Lettuce Mesclun I received as a gift along with the rest of my order from Botanical Interests. I planted the whole package of Lettuce Mesclun on

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Alfalfa Sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts are so good! We used to  buy them at the grocery store. We’d take this little plastic box home, open it and find alfalfa sprouts that were overpacked and soggy. So during my shopping

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Carrot Cupcakes

When my daughter was two we spent the year in Maine. Her Grammy grew a garden and took the wee one out to pick carrots throughout the summer. Grammy has now been dead for two years,

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