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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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30 Healthy Ice Pop Recipes

Last year I planted shiso in our little greenhouse and the plant grew quite large and went to seed, which led to this year’s bumper crop of baby shiso plants growing everywhere.  I pulled about a hundred and left five of them to grow.  If you have never tried shiso it is a culinary herb […]

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Coconut Chai Ice Cream Recipe (dairy free)

Coconut Chai Ice Cream

When I see coffee memes on social media I always mentally replace the word coffee with “tea.”  I feel about tea the way most Americans feel about coffee–which is to say, if you stand between me and my tea in the morning, I cannot be held responsible for my actions.  Tea is also a wonderful […]

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Duck and Fresh Cherries

You may have noticed that I love to stuff things into mushrooms, and my rationale for this is simple.  One, I love mushrooms.  Two, mushrooms provide an easy base for grain-free, gluten-free, and lower-carb ways to have a handy little appetizer.  Finally, appetizers are the new main dish, at least in my world.  For this […]

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Thai Iced Tea Pops

Have you ever had Thai Iced Tea in a restaurant?  I generally avoid sweet teas at all cost, but there is something about that multi-toned, creamy-sweet tea drink that I love.  The restaurant version is typically made with sweetened condensed milk and is pretty loaded with sugar, so it is more like a dessert than […]

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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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