Vanilla bean panna cotta

The sexy and seductive vanilla bean

“Cortez took the beans back to Spain but he forgot to take the bees,” Craig Nielsen Most people think of chocolate at Valentine’s Day, I think of vanilla. Vanilla is sexy. Let me tell you why……… One of the world’s favorite aphrodisiacs, it has been seducing people with its intoxicating fragrance and flavor for centuries…. 

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Beautiful and nutritious sprout salad

Sprouting up with Energy

“Stop treating your stomach like a compost and start treating it like a garden!” Steve Meyerowitz aka Sproutman How’s your new year’s goals going? Mine is doing good so far, which I think is a new record that I actually made it to the middle of January still inspired. It feels so good to be… 

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Bet cha want one huh?

Get on board the year of wellness! 2016!

This is a year to get excited here in Tillamook County here in North Oregon because 2016 is the Year of Wellness. If you think back in over your life events, as most of us do this time of year, the years that we were healthy and vibrant are standout years. That is what 2016… 

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Oyster stew, NW style

Oyster stew; an old tradition made paleo

“Oysters are one of the supreme delights that nature has bestowed on man.” James Beard Oysters are one of the great celebration foods that over the centuries, rich and poor alike have enjoyed. The early English settlers practically survived on oysters as they were a reliable and tasty source of nutrition. Of course, they learned… 

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Being Thankful for leftovers

Here I am posting a Thanksgiving post in December. How is this all possible? How do the days keep whipping past? Of course I spent half of November in Maui so that creates an odd sort of a time warp for sure. (Don’t be jealous, it rained most of the time.) I hope you are… 

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