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Ducklings are so entertaining!

We are trying again with ducklings. A bit wiser from our experience last summer. Here are the ducks on Day 6.

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Creamy Irish Oats in a double boiler

I just love something warm and creamy for breakfast. Lately, one of my favorite breakfasts is Irish oats also called steel-cut oats or oat groats. The secret is to presoak the oats the night before. It does require a bit … Continue reading

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Baby Turnips & Greens side dish

The turnips are already up in my garden here in Alpine.  In fact they needed thinning. So I ended up with a basket of baby turnips and greens which turned into a tasty simple side dish for dinner. Here is … Continue reading

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Yum Ranch Scones with Oats and Spelt

We were out of bread, out of crackers and soup was on the menu. What to do for a quick addition to the supper? These scones were the perfect answer. There was not one left after supper. If you don’t … Continue reading

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Abalone Patè with Asian Accents

Looking for something different to take to the next potluck? Try this light and somewhat exotic,  abalone pate as a topping  for crackers or as a filling for lettuce wraps. Abalone Pate with Asian Accents Ingredients 1 lb canned abalone … Continue reading

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Winter Root Vegetable Stir-Fry

Root vegetables have a lot of natural sweetness. The combination of flavors in this stir-fry is very satisfying. Roots have all the energy of the summer sun stored. So enjoy this captured summer sun for dinner tonight! Winter Root Vegetable … Continue reading

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Yumranch House Bread with Rosemary

This is an almost-no-knead, long rise bread. It is the bread that I make most often, because it is so delicious and not complicated to make. It does take a bit of time, but you have flexibility.  The rosemary adds … Continue reading

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Yum Ranch Salsa

We are picking the last of our tomatoes these days. There is nothing simpler or more delicious than a fresh tomato salsa. Of course you can make it any time of year using canned diced tomatoes, but oh, those fresh … Continue reading

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Black Bean Brownies

This is a fun recipe n0-grain. It is a very rich tasty brownie, no one will suspect the secret ingredient unless you tell them. It does contain dairy and eggs, but if wheat or gluten is the problem, these are … Continue reading

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Creamy Dreamy Parsnip Soup

The other day I was in the mood for smooth and creamy. Time to make another parsnip  soup. I discovered this soup last winter when I had both parsnips and cauliflower on hand. The soup was so successful that we … Continue reading

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