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Summer Sweets

I’ve got two delicious summer desserts both take just a few ingredients.  The Green Kitchen Stories Strawberry Rhubarb Ripple FroYo is amazing it’s a little sweet, a little tart and very refreshing. The ingredients are strawberries, rhubarb, honey vanilla and Greek yogurt, simple. When this was cooking the fragrance of the strawberries, rhubarb, vanilla and…

Hello Potato

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Hello to a week of finishing up the studio and to easy meals. Baked potato or baked sweet potato I’m totally down with either for a meal. They can be filled with all kinds of wonderful things, being quick to make is all that much better. As the weather gets warmer anything fast for a…

Hello Turkey Wild Rice Soup

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After being in Chicago I was reminded of this soup a Midwest favorite especially in areas where the cold hangs on a little longer.  I went with the quickest version I could  make. These may not be the best food photos I’ve ever taken, yikes.  Every time I start cooking I mean to drag out…

Daffodils

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East coast, Midwest the South all of these places get the most beautiful bulbs popping up in the spring, sigh. I have such nostalgia that kicks in whenever I see them for sale. I always grab a few bunches of daffodils as soon as they start showing up. They always bloom (especially with a little…

Vegan Tacos

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We’ve been busy, busy, busy this past month! Which I totally love but my posting has dropped down to zilch. I’ve  got a few food posts hanging around that are pretty yummy though..These tacos are our family favorite that we have least once or twice a month, super easy. You don’t have to be vegan…

Detox Salad

detox salad

Maybe you’ve been juicing everything and you’d now like something to chew, hehe.  This salad was something I learned to make from California before we lived here way back in 2001, yikes that was awhile ago! Does it detox your system? Ya’ got me but it’s full of green water filled veggies and eating it…

Wheat Berry Salad

winter salad

How about a good early spring/late winter salad? This is full of flavors and textures with easy ingredients to keep on hand so you can have it ready pretty quickly. Lots of goodies chewy wheat berries, crunchy toasted walnuts, sweet little currants and tangy blood orange. Easily a whole meal for me ;) The longest…

Downton + Cocktail

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If this weeks Downton Abbey is as horrible as last weeks you might need a cocktail/s to make it through Sunday’s show. This is the year they’ve talked about the new thing called a cocktail hmm those filthy Americans and their pedestrian ways. So maybe put your sherry aside and shake up something frothy, cold…

Soups On!

veggies for the soup

  I have 4 or 5 different types of vegetable soup I make but I was looking for a good one everyone would enjoy.  Sometimes I make vegetable soup with just veggies like a minestrone or I’ll make a beautiful clear pot of oxtail soup with those beautiful white bones but my daughter threatened me…

Chicago

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Things one might see in Chicago in the winter…You can play this like eye spy just incase it’s rainy, cold and your trapped inside on this day in January. No? Okay here are a few things I did or saw in Chicago this week besides freeze my legs off. I got to meet my little…