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Food in Jars Mastery Challenge – Marmalade

Posted on January 15, 2017

What fun!  I’m participating in the Food in Jars Mastery Challenge this year, hosted by Marisa McClellan, whose books about small batch preserving (check them out here!) gave me the courage to take the step from refrigerating or freezing my jams to actually processing them in a water bath so they can be stored in […]


A Taste of Home ~ and a Giveaway!

Posted on October 26, 2016

Disclaimer: Quarto Cooks generously provided the cookbooks for this post and giveaway.  I was not compensated in any other way, and all the opinions expressed are my own. Isn’t it amazing how the smells and flavors of food can instantly transport us to another time and place?  I think that’s why we find it so comforting […]


Autumn Harvest Salad Featuring Lundberg Farms Rice

Posted on November 9, 2015

The second morning of our tour with the California Farm Water Coalition brought us to Lundberg Family Farms.  Again, I was inspired by the passion and commitment to quality demonstrated not just by the members of the Lundberg family but by their staff members as well.  I’ve got so much to tell you about our […]


EGGcellent Roasted Parsnip and Potato Salad

Posted on June 12, 2015

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?  We can debate, or we can celebrate the existence of both ~ last Wednesday was National Egg Day!  I’m celebrating a bit late, but really, every day can be egg day, because eggs are so incredibly versatile.  Scrambled, fried, poached, hard-boiled, in salads, on top of burgers, […]


Quiche Me Quick!

Posted on December 17, 2014

I have been meaning to share this recipe with you for a long time!  In fact, I kept thinking I already had, and was always surprised when I’d go to look for the link to share with someone and it wasn’t there.  But this Tuesday was National Green Chile Day, and that gave me the […]