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Cabbage Patch Kid

I’m a European mutt. I’m pretty sure our dog Jack has a less mixed background than I do. I am Irish, English, German, and Belgian in varying amounts. And that’s what I know. Imagine if I took one of those … Continue reading

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Walla Walla Wonderful

We spent a Walla Walla wonderful weekend with our friends and family in Eastern Washington last weekend. When the car was finally unloaded on our return, I found myself the proud new owner of three Walla Walla Onions. We went … Continue reading

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Fava Bean Puree

1 1/2 cup shelled favas (about 3 pounds whole) juice of 1/2 lime salt espellete olive oil Remove favas from pods.  Blanch for about 1-2 minutes in boiling water.  Place in ice bath.  Shell favas into the bowl of a … Continue reading

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Radish Me!

Radishes are spicy, refreshing and a little unapproachable for the new vegetable explorer.  Thankfully, salt and butter forgive a million sins!  Dan and I became radish lovers after a visit to the Dundee Hills and a since closed restaurant called … Continue reading

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Truckbed of Tomatoes in San Pancho, Mexico

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Broccolini

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Sugar Snap Peas and White Bean Hummus

Our dog Jack is what our vet calls a “grazer.”  Most dogs eat grass as an emetic–Jack eats it because he likes it.  He’s a big vegetable lover.  He begs for asparagus and adores broccolini. Last summer, I planted extra … Continue reading

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Cream of Whatever’s about to go bad Soup

I loathe supermarket grocery shopping. I hate the 4 minutes it takes me to drive to my supermarket. You know what type of supermarket–the kind with the loyalty card and aisles of sodas and cardboard boxes that will rescue you … Continue reading

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Vegetable of the Year 2012

I was mired in indecision for this year’s VOY.  Unlike the 2011 winner, the sexy, blushing, bulbous radish, this year lacked the superstar vegetable that knocked our socks off.  I couldn’t decide so I made a list of prior winners … Continue reading

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Fava Watermelon Salad

Favas get a bad name.  Ever since Anthony Hopkins uttered that line from Silence of the Lambs, it’s not hard to shutter and wish to not have any with chianti. All of which is a shame because favas were my … Continue reading

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