Paleo Moroccan lamb shanks

The winter art of slow cooking

The winter has pulled its misty blanket down over the coast and the time of inward has begun. I used to dislike this season and pine for the long sunny days of summer but now I rather enjoy this quiet time full of long luxurious nights and hearty nurturing food. My favorite of these hearty… 

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Grapefruit and Avocado salad with grapefruit vinaigrette

Beating the tight pants blues with grapefruit

I have a personal question to ask you, how’s your pants fitting? Mine are tight. Yup, it’s that time of the year when we all get the opportunity to start new and take the tight out of our pants. One of my favorite ways to combat the battle of the bulge is to break out… 

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Asian tangerine pot roast

Cooking up some good luck in the new year

Happy new years! Here we go as the great wheel of time turns yet again. A reader recently pointed out that this post got lost in the mail, so it seemed like a perfect time to post it as the Chinese new year is much like ours except it is celebrated every year on the… 

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Paleo Chocolate hazelnut cookies

Merry Christmas Cookies

Let’s face it, Christmas isn’t Christmas without a liberal splash of good cheer and cookies. Christmas cookies are the C is Christmas as far as I’m concerned. I have a deal with myself that I need to try a new recipe every holiday so the winter doldrums don’t set in. After all that is a… 

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potted montrachet or goat cheese

Thank you Julie Barker

Every once in a while a person comes along that changes your life. Julie Barker, former owner of Bread and Ocean Bakery, is one of those people for me and the community that we live in here on the North Oregon Coast. Julie just sold Bread and Ocean to a local family. This transition has… 

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