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Whole30: Day 11

Breakfast this morning was a fast plate of scrambled eggs and a grapefruit, because I was eager to get outside and do some weeding.  I am not typically this excited about weeding, mind you, but yesterday my mom clued me in to the fact that dandelion buds are not only edible, but tasty.  I am […]

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Gazpacho with Marcona Almonds

Why yes, this is my second tomato recipe in a week.  Yes, it is.  The flood of tomato goodness just keeps rolling in.  Let me assure you that having too many tomatoes is a problem I have never, ever faced in my previous years of gardening in Colorado.  It’s a pretty great problem, and this […]

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Fresh Tomato and Cheddar Tart (grain free)

If you are fortunate enough to be dealing with an abundance of fresh tomatoes, this is a beautiful dish for a light supper or for a summer potluck.  The crust is rich and nutty and acts as a great balance for the sweetness and acidity of the tomatoes.  I used Black Krims, Purple Cherokees, and […]

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C.S.A. Murder and Intrigue…plus Edible Flowers

Cooking is one of my my primary passions, and if you follow my blog you know that I think we should all be trying to eat seasonal, local, and organic as much as possible.  Two of my other great loves are gardening and reading, so I am taking a break from the recipe routine to […]

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Ball’s National Can-It-Forward Day (plus a giveaway)

Growing up in Muncie, Indiana, the Ball family name dominated the landscape of my life: building names, the university and hospital, local industry, and, of course, our end-of-summer canning season all bore the Ball name.  My parents have always maintained a large garden and a variety of fruit trees, and August and September meant pulling […]

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Pineapple Sage Mini Pound Cakes

Pineapple Sage Mini Pound Cakes

Cooking is one of my primary passions, but it is closely matched by my love of gardening–certainly complimentary pastimes in that you often get to cook what you grow.  Living in Colorado has challenged my gardening muscles, as our arid and mercurial weather patterns test even the hardiest of plants.  One thing that does exceptionally […]

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