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Fresh Cranberry-Orange Relish

Fresh Cranberry-Orange Relish

This is a fresh and simple alternative to the cooked (or canned) cranberry sauce that usually shows up at your Thanksgiving feast.  The addition of fresh orange juice and zest means that you don’t need to add a whole lot of sugar to achieve a perfect sweet-tart flavor balance. Traditional cooked sauces call for a […]

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Watermelon-Lime Ice Pops

Watermelon-Lime Ice Pops

Browsing through the “summer” tab of my seasonal recipe index, I realized that I should probably re-name it “ice pops and frozen desserts.”  I do make a steady stream of ice pops during the summer, as they are fast, refreshing, and a lot healthier than purchased frozen treats.  I use whole fruit and add honey […]

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Slow Cooker Curried Tomato Soup

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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Green Tea and Shiso Ice Pops

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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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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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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