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Recent Recipes

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Green Tomatoes – Very tasty and super easy! I changed the flavor profile a bit, using white wine vinegar in place of sherry, and using extra garlic in place of the ginger. I served it over some freekeh, but I think brown or wild rice would work well, too. I’ll certainly … Continue reading

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Summer Canning Update: Part 2

I’m writing this in the fall, but since almost everything I’m about to list involves peaches, we’re going to call this a second summer canning update. (Here’s the first.) Most of these are from recipes I’ve found online.   Fresh Peach Chutney – This makes more than the 2.5 cups the recipe claims, which I … Continue reading

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Fall Recipe Favorites

A few favorites to inspire you as the fall veggies take over. Miso Sweet Potato and Broccoli Bowl – So good, and so easy! (Especially if you skip the sesame seeds.) I toss in a can of drained & rinsed chickpeas. This is an awesome lunch. Thai-Spiced Pumpkin Soup Recipe – There are a lot … Continue reading


September Hatchery Box

What a great looking box!   Dave’s Homemade Sweet & Sassy Smokehouse Rub – A huge 3oz packet! We will be enjoying this on several chicken dinners this fall. (Maybe I’ll make Handsome cook all of them.) Nikki’s Coconut Butter in Vanilla Cake Batter – A 1.5oz jar. Suggested recipe is a peanut-butter cup style … Continue reading

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30-Day Hatchery Challenge

After my August Hatchery box arrived, I found myself with no less than 18 different Hatchery samplesĀ that I hadn’t even opened yet. (Plus a few I’d used and still had some left.) So I decided to undertake a challenge and see how many of these items I could get through before the September box arrived. … Continue reading