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What to Do With Elderberries

This seems to be the year of Elderberry Madness– we have a huge crop over here, and so many people are becoming more attuned to their environments, finding their local elderberries, and wanting to use them.  So I thought it would be fun to share a bunch of ideas about what to do with elderberries– […]

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Foraging

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Top 10 Things to Forage in Autumn

Today I’m excited to share a great guest post from a local foraging expert. I have been enjoying following Matt’s instagram feed, and love that I can tag him in a picture and ask for his help in identifying a plant or fungus while out foraging. This is a wonderful time of year to get […]

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Foraging

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Quick & Easy Plum Wine

If you could describe the essence of this summer for you, what would it look like?  For me this year, it’s drinking plum wine at the beach. We picked some wild plums last month, and quickly turned them into an easy wine.  And on every sunny evening available to us, we have been packing up […]

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Homebrewing

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Chocolate Black Beans with Oranges and Cinnamon

Have you had Chocolate Black Beans before?  If not, you are in for a big treat.  This is my favorite way to prepare black beans to go with Mexican or other Latin American food.  I enjoyed so much amazing Latin American food in Los Angeles, and I honestly can’t remember where I got the idea […]

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Sides

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (Super Quick!)

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again– warm weather makes me crave certain flavors.  And usually ones that I enjoyed while living in Los Angeles.  I have had a lot of hankerings for Mexican / Central American food lately.  I was thrilled to find tomatillos at the organic stand at our local market […]

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Condiments & Sauces

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Camping at Home– A Fun & Easy Family Adventure

We had a fun family adventure this weekend.  We went camping! And it was so easy, free and fun– no packing, no hauling anything, no hassle.  Because we went camping at home.  Yes, this might be considered cheating by camping enthusiasts, but I think it’s just a great thing to do as a family. We […]

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Family

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