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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

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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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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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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