Monthly Archives: November 2012


French Country Braid

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  Next to Ciabatta, this is my favorite bread to make!   It takes three days to make but it is worth the wait.  I typically make it for Thanksgiving and this year was no different.  I have made this … Continue reading

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Pumpkin – Garden to Table to Garden

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I love it when I can use everything, no waste!  This is the case with this beautiful pumpkin.  I was the lucky recipient of two freshly grown pumpkins from my friend Lois.  She planted them and watered them and loved … Continue reading

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Spiced Date Balls

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These little treats are so easy, healthy and addictive!  I bought 5 pounds of dates and walnuts at Costco recently.  Why you ask?  Why not! I can eat dates and walnuts by the handful.  

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Elk Barley Pilaf

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  It’s elk hunting season in Colorado!  We are so fortunate here to live amongst this majestic creature.  If you’ve never heard an elk bugle while your setting up camp in the mountains, add it to your bucket list!   … Continue reading

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Spicy Gingerbread with Cinnamon Nutmeg Glaze

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    Fall’s here, and it’s time for me to move into acceptance. We had an amazing summer here in Seattle – warm but not hot, clear glorious days with sunlight reflecting off the water, etc – it’s been fantastic. Apparently … Continue reading

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Carrot Oat Walnut Cookies

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  I was craving a hearty cookie, with lots of carrots, that wasn’t too sweet.  I found this recipe and tweaked it a bit.  I think instead of brown sugar, next time I might use pure maple syrup.  I still … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Cacao Nib Cookies

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    Last month, we went out a tour of Theo Chocolate, a local, organic bean-to-bar chocolate maker here in town. While we were there, were tasted a bunch of different kinds of chocolate (delicious!) along with cocoa nibs. I’ve never … Continue reading

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