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Beets and Beet Greens – A Perfect Pair in One Dish

Farmer’s Market had some gorgeous beets!  I bought a bunch with golden, red, and chioggia. Brought them home and  cooked them right up! Here’s the recipe….

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No Churn Blueberry Ice Cream – low fat!

I love ice cream, but being on weight watchers I select very carefully.  I love the new trend with no churn ice creams and with blueberries ripe and ready, I thought I’d try a little lighter version.

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Blackberry Barbecue Sauce

I went blackberry picking this weekend – There are so many things to do with these sweet berries -here’s one of our favorites.  It’s great on chicken – delicious on fish – and wait until you taste it on RIBS!! … Continue reading

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Zucchini and Arugula Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Summertime and zucchini just seem to go together – like peaches and cream!  And it’s so versatile – there’s zoodles and stuffed zucchini – grilled with garlic and steamed with tomatoes – and then there is the delicate flavor of … Continue reading

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18 Ideas for the 4th of July – Or Any Summer Barbecue!

It’s almost the 4th of July!  Here are some ideas of foods to serve, from appetizers to desserts.  Try one or try them all!! But here’s to some Happy Grilling!

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Fresh Strawberry No Churn Ice Cream

Hood Strawberries are like the best of the best.  At the peak of the season they are large, juicy and sweet – but this is the very end and the berries are getting smaller.  I stopped and grabbed a half … Continue reading

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Fresh Veggies Day – Eat Your Veggies!

Today is Fresh Veggies Day!  Yes those delicious plants that provide a plethora of vitamins and minerals.  And tomorrow is National EAT your veggies day! This is the perfect time of year to start the habit of 5 to 6 … Continue reading

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Margranita – a Grown up Dessert

I’ve seen a lot of Margarita popsicles these days, but I’m a slow eater and they melt on me.  And I love granita!  What is granita?  It’s sort of a snow-cone like ice cream.  It’s super easy to make and … Continue reading

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Southwestern Pasta Salad with Chipotle Dressing

Summer just seems to ask for Southwestern foods.  That slightly spicy flavor that blends with all those fresh vegetables.  I know it’s not summer yet, but we’ve had some hot days here in Oregon that have made me get excited … Continue reading

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Margarita Grilled Chicken

The weather is starting to improve here in the Pacific North West and I’m craving the smoky flavors of a real charcoal grill!  So I went out and got some hardwood charcoal, cleaned up the grill and started marinating the … Continue reading

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