Garden Plan

As soon as my seeds arrived from Botanical Interests, I sorted them out in order of when they need to be planted. I also included seeds I bought last year, and seeds we’ve been saving all

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Cranberry Apple Crisp

It’s Christmas Eve, the wee one is asleep and we’re finishing up the last of the presents. Time for a little midnight snack. This Cranberry Apple Crisp makes kissing by the Christmas tree taste so good!

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Garlic Lemonade

It’s inevitable. Every year my daughter gets the sniffles after Halloween, the effect of a combination of moldy leaves on the ground, sudden cold wet weather, and too much candy. Garlic Lemonade is my go-to remedy

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Halloween Party Food Menu

Every year we throw a Halloween party to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. We have a big family with many young cousins, so that alone makes the parties pretty big. In addition, my daughter likes to invite

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Banana Crumb Muffins

I love bananas, but sometimes a bunch of them start turning brown in the fruit basket and they have to be rescued, stat! If I have only two bananas left, I make Banana Bread or this

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Apricot Sorbet

A few days ago I was visiting my aunt and found her apricot tree heavy with fruit. My daughter and I helped ourselves to the ripest ones. “If you touch it and it just gives itself

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Lemon Sorbette

What do you do with an abundance of lemons in the summer? Lemon Sorbette! I tried this recipe from The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato and Sorbetto: Bold, Fresh Flavors to Make at Home. Here’s my

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Banana Bread

Ingredients: 5 tablespoons butter, softened 1 cup organic sugar 1 large egg 2 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 very ripe bananas, mashed 1 3/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4

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Banana Muffins

Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 cups firmly packed organic sugar 2 eggs 2 very ripe bananas (peeled and mashed) 1

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Farmers Market Finds

Our local farmers market is back! The Coastside Farmers Market at Rockaway Beach in Pacifica, California is the best source of locally grown produce from May through November. Today was the first farmers market day of

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