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Diane Gehret Clark
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L is for lemons, life and love
Though I haven’t written for a long time, I still love life and writing. Here’s the fix. When creativity wanes and life is giving me lemons, I turn to a beloved dessert — lemon sponge pie. It’s sweet, light and comforting. So good, in fact, it may have the ...
L is for lemons, life and love
L is for lemons, life and love
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K is for Ketchup
'Still been gardening all this time, but now I'm starting to harvest... tomatoes, no less so K is for ketchup! I found this ketchup recipe on Jay DeMay's blog . She has recipes for paleo and whole30 (right in line with my current eating plan) so I tried her...
K is for Ketchup
K is for Ketchup
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J is for Jesus
I had planned to write about the vegetable, jicama in keeping with my food-themed A-Z writing project which has now gone woefully unpopulated due to my current gardening obsession. ‘Had my jicama salad recipe all ready to go and photos were taken, but then ...
J is for Jesus
J is for Jesus
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I is for iceberg lettuce
The prime ingredient in the retro wedge salad as well as many other salads produced since the 1920s, iceberg lettuce has been around for a long time! Crisphead, as it is also known, was the only lettuce I remember from my childhood in the 1950s; I didn’t ev...
I is for iceberg lettuce
I is for iceberg lettuce
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H is for hummus
One of my favorite appetizers and all-round healthy snacks, hummus is dead simple to make at home in under 10 minutes. I usually make the classic recipe which follows below but once in a while, I'll add some roasted red bell pepper which is very good too. H...
H is for hummus
H is for hummus
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G is for gardening
May Sarton said it best in this lovely quote: Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is   an instrument of   grace. I try to approach gardening with that same min...
G is for gardening
G is for gardening
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F is for figs
I love figs, fresh with goat cheese or all by themselves. When we moved into our new/old house in May of this year, one of the first things I did was plant a black mission fig tree. It produced exactly 2 figs this season which I devoured right off the tree ...
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E is for epazote (eh-paw-ZOH-tay)
Epazote
is native to Mexico and the tropical regions of Central and South America,
where it is commonly found wild. It is also widely naturalized throughout the
world and the United States, especially California. In Mexican cooking, epazote
is always added ...
E is for epazote (eh-paw-ZOH-tay)
E is for epazote (eh-paw-ZOH-tay)
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D is for desert
My home... specifically, the Sonoran Desert which covers over 100,000 square miles stretching from Arizona to Mexico and west to Baja California. Different areas of this desert can look desolate while others are lush with vegetation and mountains. I am most...
D is for desert
D is for desert
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C is for cookbooks
Of which I have many. The count today is 444 which doesn't include pamphlets or food magazines. I've been collecting cookbooks since I can remember beginning with yard sale and church cookbooks when I was a teenager. My mother had a copy of Betty Crocker th...
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