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Slow Cooker Curried Tomato Soup

Fall doesn’t officially start until the end of the month, but our garden is already making the transition.  The cucumbers stopped producing after a cold snap last week, and the tomatoes are soon going to be good only for green tomato chutney.  Last week I cleared some beds and planted garlic, kale, and shallots to […]

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Easy Duck Carnitas Recipe with Quick Pickled Onions

Easy Duck Carnitas, Plus a Giveaway

If you crave the meltingly-tender meat with crispy edges that you get with classic pork carnitas, you are going to love this easy recipe for duck carnitas.  This is my one-pot method that braises the meat until it is falling apart and then crisps up the skin and edges to give you some crunchy texture.  […]

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Fresh Herb Soup

Every summer my tarragon plant gets quickly out of control, growing to at least four feet tall and taking over a good third of our large herb bed.  I do a lot of things to try to keep it in check–pesto, tarragon salt, tarragon chicken, etc.–but sooner or later it has to be somewhat aggressively […]

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Whole30: The Wrap Up

Yesterday was our last day of the challenge, so we spent a little bit of time discussing the results.  I noticed a pretty immediate and dramatic improvement in my allergies, which I attribute to once again getting completely off of gluten.  Harrison didn’t notice many changes.  Having said that, the Whole30 protocol isn’t that different […]

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Whole30: Days 27-29

OK, first, an admission:  when we went out for dinner on Friday night our celebratory mood overcame our willpower and we broke the no-alcohol rule–so our Whole30 was thusly tainted.  But note that we really, really enjoyed that wine.  And, we got back on track the next day.  Saturday was our first pick-up of the […]

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Whole30: Days 23-26

We are in the final stretch, both of the challenge and of the semester.  This week has been harder, just due to lack of time, and Tuesday we resorted to what has become our fall-back dinner–Mod Market. It’s an easy, safe place to eat that has really good food, so that was dinner.  I also […]

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