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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup has been popular at least as far back as Roman times. Throughout history, French onion soup was seen as food for poor people, as onions were plentiful and easy to grow. The modern version of this soup originates in Paris, France in the 18th century, made from beef broth, and caramelized […]

Poblano Peppers

These poblano peppers caught my eye at a recent Farmer’s Market. Organic and DEEEEE-lish!
Hope you enjoy.

A neat “pepper reference” website is : From Sweet to Heat

Stuffed poblano peppers are incredibly flavorful. They are pretty too: serve them as an appetizer, or as I did at a weekend party, as the main course with a […]


Chutney comes in many forms.  Storing chutney is so easy and people love chutney as gifts!  Rhubarb, raisins, apricots and apples are just some of the more fruity ingredients.

Chutney spices include cardamom and cumin.  Join us for our quarterly food storage class this spring and make your own chutney for the whole family to […]

Dried Fruit

Forget new-fangled methods like freezing, pickling, salting, or vacuum packing. Drying fruit was the earliest form of food preservation-and it still works great today.
The oldest known recipes, written on clay tablets in Babylonia, detailed scrumptious dishes that included such as dates, figs, apples and pomegranates–all dried. In 3,000BC, Chinese nobles indulged themselves with plums […]

Cocoa Nut Truffle Balls

Sweetheart’s Day is quickly approaching … an awesome dessert to wrap in elegant, fun or WILD gift containers for your special someone … OR …   make a pathway to a special place just for you two with these DEEEE-LISH Cocoa Nut Truffle Balls!
Belle of the Balls!  Free of sugar, grains and dairy these allergy-friendly […]

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