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Carrot Cake Pancakes

Winter has been strange and moody this year, with more genuinely cold weather than we are used to, and my personal weather gauge is more sensitive to the cold since we have chickens.  Our smallest chicken, Lightning, got a case of frostbite on the tips of her comb during a bitter cold snap, and I […]

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Slow Cooker Honey-Vanilla Applesauce Recipe

Slow Cooker Honey-Vanilla Applesauce

This recipe will make your house smell incredible, I promise.  We had a couple of buckets of windfall Transparent apples, and after making a Caramel Apple cake and a batch of hard cider with about half of the haul, I decided to can some applesauce.  Cinnamon is the standard spice and it is wonderful, but […]

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Whole30: Day 2

OK, day two and I have already had my first mishap.  Details later.  For breakfast I had a bowl of sliced strawberries topped with some chopped macadamias, coconut flakes, and a sprinkle of raw cacao nibs.  It elevated the tasteless strawberries quite a bit.  I had my usual green tea with breakfast. I also sampled […]

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

I don’t go in for smoothies as a rule–too much pulverized fructose, and I prefer to chew my food rather than drink it.  I make an exception to that with this smoothie, but I still treat it as a dessert or I pair it with some protein like a hard boiled egg if I want […]

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Savory Baked Apples

Breakfast has always been a difficult meal for me.  I’m not a fan of a lot of the traditional American breakfast foods that are based largely on starch and sweets, and I spent a number of years skipping breakfast altogether.  While I don’t believe that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day” (and […]

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Pannukakku (grain free)

My graduate school years in the U.P. included an introduction to a lot of new-to-me foods, most of them of Finnish origin.  Pannukakku was one of my favorite Keewenaw breakfasts–warm, puffy, and custard-like, this baked pancake is a perfect way to start your day during the cold days of winter.  Traditional recipes call for a […]

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