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Melynda Brown
Works at The Holgate Center, Kenilworth Park Plaza
Attended A. C. Davis High School
Lives in Vancouver WA USA
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When offering vegetable side dishes, often you will want to have a variety of flavors. Not every dish on the table can or should be "super cheesy", "over the top with flavor" or "the best you have ever tasted". Sometimes the dish needs to be delicious, subt...
When offering vegetable side dishes, often you will want to have a variety of flavors. Not every dish on the table can or should be "super cheesy", "over the top with flavor" or "the best you have ever tasted". Sometimes the dish needs to be delicious, subtle, nutritious, fresh or simply a green ...
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Savory Green Beans
Coming up with new ways to cook green beans can be a bit of a challenge, but what I have discovered is that I quite like them this way. That is not to say I won't be trying a new recipe for green beans, but the truth is, I like these savory green beans. Plu...
Coming up with new ways to cook green beans can be a bit of a challenge, but what I have discovered is that I quite like them this way. That is not to say I won't be trying a new recipe for green beans, but the truth is, I like these savory green beans. Plus they go with everything.
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Mediterranean Cottage Cheese Salad with Zaa'tar
Looking for ways to eat more vegetables, led me to this salad. It is also delicious, and can be made at a moments notice from ingredients on hand. Paired with some whole grain bread and a piece of fresh fruit, it will also make a wonderful lunch. With sprin...
Looking for ways to eat more vegetables, led me to this salad. It is also delicious, and can be made at a moments notice from ingredients on hand. Paired with some whole grain bread and a piece of fresh fruit, it will also make a wonderful lunch. With spring and summer coming on, you will want ...
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Garden Tuesday, the one where we were out of town....
We were on a train on Tuesday, on our way back from Seattle, where we spent a few days in celebration of our anniversary. The weather was spectacular! We did a lot of walking, a lot. We went up by train and except for the taxi ride from the train terminal t...
We were on a train on Tuesday, on our way back from Seattle, where we spent a few days in celebration of our anniversary. The weather was spectacular! We did a lot of walking, a lot. We went up by train and except for the taxi ride from the train terminal to the hotel, we walked everywhere we ...
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A smaller batch of raisin bread, great to keep on hand for fresh bread.
This is a small batch version of the Whole Grain Bread, with raisins. I prefer a fruited yeast bread, to be a bit sweeter, therefore this recipe has a bit more honey. When I kneaded raisins into the dough instead of incorporating them into the dough, I was a bit disappointed in the finished ...
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Garden Tuesday, the one about beginning a new season.
Winter has been fairly mild compared to last year. Temperatures remained above freezing, but there were serious wind storms. Leaf buds are showing up everywhere. But the apple tree in the front yard, had to be moved now, if it was going to be saved. There w...
Winter has been fairly mild compared to last year. Temperatures remained above freezing, but there were serious wind storms. Leaf buds are showing up everywhere. But the apple tree in the front yard, had to be moved now, if it was going to be saved. There was plenty of room where we originally ...
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Saturday Snippets................
In past years there has been a guest room in our home. But you notice I said past years, because when you have a smaller house, limited use, dedicated space comes at a premium price. With that, we also needed a comfortable sleeping arrangement for the grand...
In past years there has been a guest room in our home. But you notice I said past years, because when you have a smaller house, limited use, dedicated space comes at a premium price. With that, we also needed a comfortable sleeping arrangement for the grandchildren during sleep overs.
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Garden Tuesday, the one about evolution
In the beginning, there was a yard. It had been neglected and later abandoned. It was very sad looking..... Then little by little, the yard began to show signs of change........ While it did not seem like much improvement was taking place, there was...........
While it did not seem like much improvement was taking place, there was............. Then some more........ And more....... Until now, we just can't wait for spring growth and flowers! Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time and your wonderful comments!
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We are on vacation this week.....
We are on vacation this week. Just because. It started out with a nice three day trip to Seattle to celebrate our wedding anniversary and now quiet time around our little homestead. We are getting a few things done to be ready for spring and planting the ga...
We are on vacation this week. Just because. It started out with a nice three day trip to Seattle to celebrate our wedding anniversary and now quiet time around our little homestead. We are getting a few things done to be ready for spring and planting the garden. One chore already accomplished is ...
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Mediterranean Beef, a slow cooker recipe
We have made this dish a couple of times. Unfortunately the photos do not turn out any better from recipe to recipe. Since this is often the case with brown colored food, it is time to share this wonderful recipe for Mediterranean Beef, without a better pho...
We have made this dish a couple of times. Unfortunately the photos do not turn out any better from recipe to recipe. Since this is often the case with brown colored food, it is time to share this wonderful recipe for Mediterranean Beef, without a better photo. This is warmly spiced, ...
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This project make for some great walking!
Cook with what you have, cooking for those you love. Using skill and determination, build the life you want to live. Enjoy each day, along the way. Pages. Our Sunday Cafe - Est. April 27, 2008 · Cookbook List · By The Seat of Our Pants Catering... Our new direction.
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Washington State Apple Bowl Cake
This is a fun little baker bowl found, while out thrifting one day. I love apple cakes, and the size of this baker works very well for a small family. Plus it will be very simple to change out the fruit and spice for just about any fruit in season. I will b...
This is a fun little baker bowl found, while out thrifting one day. I love apple cakes, and the size of this baker works very well for a small family. Plus it will be very simple to change out the fruit and spice for just about any fruit in season. I will be honest, the instructions will make it ...
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Education
  • A. C. Davis High School
  • Yakima Valley Community College
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Gender
Female
Relationship
Married
Other names
Wife, Mom, Grandma, Friend
Story
Tagline
Hard worker, good friend to many and very happy married to my husband and best friend.
Introduction
Previously I was a SAHM, who returned to the work force 25+ years ago. My husband and I are returning to the homemade ways we grew up with in the comfort of our home and garden, as we plan for retirement. We prefer food from scratch and everything else in our lives to be just as honest. We work side by side, the recipes, ideas and photos shared are from us both and that is why it's call Our Sunday Cafe. Thanks for visiting! 
Bragging rights
I am still willing to try, day after day after day.
Work
Occupation
Building Manager, Senior Housing
Employment
  • The Holgate Center, Kenilworth Park Plaza
    Building Manager, Senior Housing, present
  • Evergreen Healthcare, Legacy Management, Sunwest Management, Clark County
    Business Office Manager, 2011
Places
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Currently
Vancouver WA USA
Previously
Marin County California - Yakima WA, Albany OR