Enjoy the fruits of the summer….in sangria

All this talk of climate change and drought has made me thirsty! I’m off my soapbox and mixing up a drink to quench my thirst. (Can you say short attention span?) I am going to take a left turn here and talk about a very spirited subject instead of a hot one. I recently attended… 

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Paleo cinnamon raisin muffins

Muffin mania and special guest star Louise Hendon

Summer is coming to a thundering close soon and I for one am ready! Yes, this has been an amazing year filled with organic produce like we have never seen, and yes this has been the driest warmest summer every recorded in Oregon Coast history BUT I’m tired of watering!!! And weeding and watering and… 

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April Bloomfield's carrot top pesto

Altering climate change, one carrot top at a time

“When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.” National Geographic on the future of food. Sorry I’ve been AWOL lately. My 80 year old mother had a low back… 

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Primal/paleo cherry clafoutis

Life is a cherry clafoutis

“Life is just a bowl of cherries, don’t take it serious; it’s too mysterious” Lew Brown Cherries just make me happy. I bought a bunch of cherries at the first farmer’s market of the season and when I started munching on them, the old song, “Life’s is just a bowl of cherries” came dancing into… 

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Shaved spring root salad to brighten the day

The turnip immersion program

The turnip is one of the veggies that I could never remember what it looked like. I knew it was white and that was about it. Then the Revolution Gardens (a local organic farmer) box of veggies that I get weekly made sure that I learned all about turnips because I always had them. After… 

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