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Kathleen Turk
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Homegrown Garlic and Herb Tomato Sauce
I have never been a big fan of summer, but growing and preserving food has given me a new perspective on the season.  An in-season fresh tomato does not compare to a store bought tomato, bred for transport, harvested green and ripened with ethylene gas.  I ...

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Blackberry Beet Smoothie
Sometimes you buy beets for the nice big roots to shred, roast or pickle.  Sometimes you buy beets primarily for their nice leafy greens and are left with teeny tiny baby beets, too small to bother peeling or using for most of your usual beet applications. ...

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Blueberry Lemon Preserves
To me, fruit and berry picking is a big part of summertime.  It's something my father did with my sisters and I when we were children and I am happy to keep the tradition with my child.  I was thrilled the other morning when I asked my daughter if she thoug...

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Oat, Pea, Bean and Barley Veggie Patties
Oats, peas, beans and barley grow Oats, peas, beans and barley grow Do you or I or anyone know How oats, peas, beans and barley grow Funny how all those kids' songs get stuck in your head and refuse to leave.  I'd love to be like one of those parents who sa...

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Bulgar and Red Lentil Pilaf with Kale
May has been a busy month.  I've spent every spare minute in the garden, moving beds, transplanting seedlings, weeding, staking and watering.  Once the weather warms up, I find that I'd much rather spend time in the garden then in the kitchen. Little Garden...

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Corn Fritters
I have wanted to try cooking with refined coconut oil for quite some time.  I have used unrefined, but was interested to try refined since it is supposed to be flavorless and have a higher smoke point than virgin oil.  I usually use olive oil to pan fry, wh...

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Not-So-Sweet Strawberry Jam
Hello spring!  After a surprisingly chilly southern winter (nothing compared to what the north experienced), it's nice to see green leaves on trees, flowers blooming and new life everywhere.  It's also nice to see those wonderful "Fresh Strawberries" signs ...

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