Category Archives: Fruits and Vegetables

Ale Braised Swiss Chard with Bacon

Farmer’s Market Fresh- Oregon Ale… Chard and beer – I love living in the Northwest.  This side dish is easy and delicious.

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Cranberry Sauce with Tangerine and Port Wine

There are five states in the US that produces cranberries, two of them being Oregon and Washington.  Although the North West production only accounts for a small amount of the total barrels produced (about 500,000 of the roughly 8,500,000 estimated … Continue reading

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Zucchini – Grilled with Canadian Bacon & Pine Nuts

The last of the summer zucchini are finding their way to my kitchen  – and a gas grill works in any kind of weather!  So throw on some steaks and have a delicious, healthy side dish to go with it!  … Continue reading

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Minted Fresh Fruit Salad – A Taste of Sunshine

It’s fall and winter is starting to blanket itself over us.  But you can invite a little bit of summer into your meal with this delicious and easy fruit salad.  Any fruit works, but I like the tropical blends.  Try … Continue reading

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Patty Pan Squash with Sausage and Pasta

Summer is over, but if you’re lucky enough to still have some patty pan squash, here is a hearty recipe that is simply delicious!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gluten Free

What could be better in this cool fall weather than some warm pumpkin cookies and milk?  These are gluten free, but you can use regular baking flour as well. Click here for directions to cooking the pumpkin (fresh is always … Continue reading

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Pumpkin – An Easy Way to Cook

Pumpkin!  I’m seeing them popping up in the grocery stores already – but that’s OK with me!  We love to eat them – especially the sugar (or pie) pumpkins!  You can to use them in pies or other recipes or … Continue reading

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Cream of Chanterelle Soup

I love chanterelles – my favorite wild mushroom  – and this is my favorite thing to make with them!  Cream of Chanterelle Soup! And here’s how you do it…

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Homemade Salted Carmel & Apples

  Apples are about to come into full season here in Oregon.  I love salted caramel and I love it with apples.  Here is an easy way to make your own sweet dipping sauce!

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Lemon Baked Asparagus

Asparagus…. Our market had asparagus the other day – and love those beautiful, green spears.  There are so many things you can do – Soup, sauce, stir fry – or just beautifully roasted. It’s pretty simple to do.

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