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Cheesy Pumpkin Cauliflower Gratin
3 years ago

Cheesy Pumpkin Cauliflower Gratin

I have a lovely “Cinderella” pumpkin from the cellar that is calling to me. It’s a bit large for one meal but I’ll certainly have uses for any leftovers. This …
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Quinoa Pilaf on Butternut Squash Galettes
3 years ago

Quinoa Pilaf on Butternut Squash Galettes

I’m loving the pseudo-cereals of late, and while I’ve done Quinoa before, this is a little different take. Perhaps this is a bit of a fussy presentation but after the …
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BBQ Brisket and Texas Smoky Links
3 years ago

BBQ Brisket and Texas Smoky Links

What makes it a Texas BBQ? While other parts of the country think of pork shoulder or ribs as BBQ, in Texas it means beef brisket and sausages. Smoked over mesquite, this is as authentic as I can get here in the suburbs of Chicago.

Planning Your Garden Part IV- Starting Seed Indoors

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Starting seed indoors gives you a head start on the season. Read this guest post, and see how easy it is.

Kasha Varnishkes – Buckwheat and Bowties – a Vegan Interpretation
3 years ago

Kasha Varnishkes – Buckwheat and Bowties – a Vegan Interpretation

Buckwheat, despite the name, is not related to wheat or cereal at all but rather is in the same family as sorrel and rhubarb. This grain is no longer a commercially …
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Planning Your Garden – Part III – About Soil
3 years ago

Planning Your Garden – Part III – About Soil

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Let’s talk Dirt(y)! What is soil?

Soil is a mix of eroded rock and organic matter. Over millions of years rock breaks down to tiny bits and may mix with …
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Planning Your Garden – Part II – Choosing a style

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Great! You have picked out your location, now let’s consider of what type of garden to put in.

There are many styles of vegetable gardens. In the “old days” row …
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