Thursday, September 3, 2015

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Warm weather and good friends: Grilling summer vegetables

Aug 1st, 2015
Warm weather and good friends: Grilling summer vegetables

by Carol Frey “So…what are you doing on this lovely day?” the elderly store clerk asked my son. “Building a trebuchet,” was the reply. The clerk smiled quizzically. “Like a catapult.We’re going to throw pumpkins really far!” “Oh,” the gentleman brightened. “That sounds like fun! Can I come too?” He winked as he handed us
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Canning: Fruits of summer

Jul 2nd, 2015
Canning: Fruits of summer

by Susy Hymas The fruit canning season is on us early this year. I missed out on my usual bulk strawberry picking. The grower I like had strawberries in early May, so they were done by the third week in June. I have been picking raspberries in my garden for a couple of weeks and
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Berry baking: Time to indulge

Jul 1st, 2015
Berry baking: Time to indulge

by Carol Frey Sometimes it’s good to indulge. Our spectacular summers supply a parade of berry feasts, but when their short seasons are over, there’s no turning back the clock. We can enjoy them frozen or in preserves, or we can buy pale, unripe fruits shipped in from afar, but the pungent sweetness of a
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Food preservation series, workshops coming up

Jun 3rd, 2015
Food preservation series, workshops coming up

Juicy ripe strawberries, crunchy dill pickles, delicious peaches – nothing tastes better than home-preserved foods. In addition, a well-stocked pantry is a step towards ensuring you always have plenty of food available. However, safely preserving food at home requires a bit of knowledge, time set aside, and a small investment in equipment. Learn how to
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Yogurt: How to make it at home

Apr 30th, 2015
Yogurt: How to make it at home

by Kate Ferry Yogurt is a popular part of most diets and a good source for numerous health benefits. Making yogurt a part of your regular diet is a great way to get the abundance of probiotics, “friendly bacteria”, that help keep digestive tracts healthy. This tasty treat is loaded with calcium and, if made
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Kids in the Kitchen: Making muffins for a healthy breakfast on the go

Mar 6th, 2015
Kids in the Kitchen: Making muffins for a healthy breakfast on the go

by Samantha Brown On weekends my family comes running when the muffins are done. Like fresh baked bread, these little goodies are delicious served warm with a cut of butter or drizzle of syrup and once out of the oven, and the little and big hands of the household go for the grab. These little
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Comfort meals and heart cookies

Jan 31st, 2015
Comfort meals and heart cookies

by Samantha Brown Soups are on this time of year. It’s the weather, the schedule (work, sports, etc.), the comfort. My crockpot barely moves from the counter and my favorite casserole dish was probably washed last night or sitting in the fridge with the leftovers. I love onions. I grow too many of them, I
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Cooking with kids: Tortilla soup, kale chips, and chocolate pudding

Jan 30th, 2015

Fun recipes are essential to cooking with kids. Make them smile, get them interested, and they will be more likely to want to try cooking, and try new foods. Maybe it’s cabin fever, but tortilla soup with a side of kale chips, and homemade chocolate pudding for dessert, sound delicious this month. I like this
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Three simple meals on a budget

Jan 3rd, 2015
Three simple meals on a budget

by Laura Boynton Here are three easy recipes to add to your collection that will save both time and money. Enjoy them with family and cultivate appreciation for the simple act of gathering and sharing. After all the holiday season’s truffles, pies, turkeys, hams and eggnog, the respite of a simple meal is welcome. I
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Holiday fun: Bake ornaments and sweet treats

Dec 3rd, 2014
Holiday fun: Bake ornaments and sweet treats

Any time is a good time to be with young people in the kitchen. Ask a child to help with baking and the response is usually jumping up and down and smiles. They know baking means some sort of sweet treat, most especially during the holiday season – great memories and fun treats to eat
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