Strawberry Conserve Recipe

This strawberry conserve recipe is a soft set jam with whole berries and a great way to preserve summer’s strawberries. You won’t believe how easy it is! After picking a … Read more

Strawberry Lemonade Mojito Recipe

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Summer is here!  We’ve been going back and forth between sunny days and crazy stormy ones.  But on the sunny ones, I’ve been dying to make my own mojitos with the plethora of mint in my backyard.  Eric and I don’t drink alcohol very often, so when we do we want something special.  These mojitos made with strawberries and mint I grew myself definitely qualify, and I’ve got an alcohol free version too!

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Vegan Bell Pepper Corn Soup Recipe

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Half way through winter I start itching for fresh produce.  I’m grew up in Hawaii where so much fresh produce is available year round because of the mild weather.  While we love our root vegetables and kale chips, I start craving the things I see in the store that I know just won’t taste as good out of season.  That’s when I remembered that I had a bag of corn in the freezer that I cooked and froze the moment I got it home from the farm last fall.  The soup I turned it into has now become one of our favorite soups of all time!

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Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Lemonade is a drink with endless possibilities.  After the great success of my strawberry lemonade, I’ve been daydreaming about different medleys like blueberries, or cherries, or even pineapple.  Unfortunately I don’t have any of those growing in my own backyard but I do have plenty of herbs, and lavender seemed the perfect choice to start with.

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White Bean and Tomato Salad Recipe

The pilot series of the Healthy Cooking on a Tight Budget Program has been completed!  One purpose of the classes was to provide recipes using ingredients that are commonly turned down at the Food Bank because people don’t know how to use them.  The first item on that list was dried beans.  On my first day at the food bank the director handed me a couple bags of dried beans and I stared at them with a similar apprehension.  I know how to use them in soups and comforting winter time recipes, but what about in the summer?  Fortunately my friend Elise had the perfect recipe to try.

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Rosemary Garlic Steak Marinade with Oregano Garlic Butter

“I think we should grill today,” Eric said, looking outside at the robin’s egg sky with fluffy marshmallow clouds.  I wasn’t sure I trusted that sky because over the past week it was filled with a beautiful sun that was deceptively cold then would shock us with massive bouts of hail if we dared step outside.  But as I slid open the patio door, a mild wave of warmth washed over me.  It was actually a nice day, the perfect day for steak!

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