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White Bean with Turkey Chili
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Comfort Food on a Chilly Day

Spring may be right around the corner and the sun bright against a brilliant blue sky, but it is still 41 degrees on the front porch and much cooler in the shade or when a breeze wafts through the yard. My spirit wants … read more

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Cauliflower
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Cauliflower

If ever a vegetable has caught the attention of dieters and gourmands alike, it is the trendiest of all vegetables in 2020 — cauliflower. Versatile, low in carbohydrates and calories and with a mild and non-distinctive flavor, cauliflower lends itself to an amazingly … read more

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brussels sprouts
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Brussels Sprouts

Love them or hate them, the little miniature cabbages called Brussels sprouts are prevalent in Northwest gardens and in the marketplace throughout the winter. They are an easy-to-cook, versatile and healthy addition to many recipes, from side dishes to main courses. Winter is … read more

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Farm-Fresh Tomatillos (and Salsa Verde)

Autumn brings the final ripening of the garden, and tomatillos are at their sweetest-best as the vines begin to decline. Tomatillos, or “husk tomatoes,” are native to Mexico and have been cultivated since pre-Columbian times. A member of the nightshade family (Physalis), they … read more

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peaches
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The Versatile Peaches

In the early ’70s, my husband’s job took us to Yuba City, California, which lies at the confluence of the Yuba and Feather rivers. The region is a lush growing area for almonds, walnuts and peaches. Our next-door neighbor’s mother grew several varieties … read more

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Thai Style Butternut Squash Soup
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Enjoy Luscious, Warming Butternut Squash Soup Before Spring Gets Here

Lent is upon us and the first day of spring is right around the corner, so it’s time to clean up our pantries and lighten up our meals. Stored winter squash can be the main ingredient in a luscious soup, welcome on chilly … read more

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pears
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It’s Pear Time Again!

Passing through Ellensburg in pear season, one is compelled to stop at a fruit stand and be enraptured by the presence of firm, ripe, voluptuous pears. Pears can be red, green and yellow in color, and they grow in sizes from prune-sized seckels … read more

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Heirloom Tomatoes
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Heirloom Tomatoes

No matter how you say it – “toe-MAY-toe” or “toe MAH-toe” – there is no doubt these luscious, juicy fruits are at the top of the list for late-summer, garden-to-table enjoyment. Tomatoes are the No. 1 produce grown in home gardens, and frequently … read more

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Buy Organic
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Why Buy Organic? Part 3: Top Reasons to Consider Buying Organic Meats and Poultry

Whether organically grown meat and poultry is a healthier choice for home consumers is a complex and controversial subject. There is no question that organically grown livestock and poultry can be healthier for the environment. The farming practices employed by farmers who grow … read more

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