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Recipe: Grilled Poblano Chicken

Finally. Oregon’s wet, prolonged spring is occasionally letting up such that I can uncover my grill without fear. It’s a gloom-busting mood booster to cook a meal with pure, propane-fueled sunshine. You longtime readers know I’m a native New Mexican, and I love me some chiles. They are a bit labor-intensive to deal with from […]

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Creamy Nettle Soup

Recipe: Creamy Nettle Soup

Several years ago, my husband and I were on a jog in London when we turned down a dirt road that led into gorgeous countryside and wound by some horse farms and such. As we loped along, enjoying the scenery, my leg suddenly started—yes—stinging and itching. I was in a bit of shock at first, […]

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Lamb Broth

Recipe: Lamb Broth and Soup

Holy moly. I’d never made lamb broth before this, and it certainly won’t be my last time. It’s assertive yet smooth, lighter than beef but stronger than chicken. Maybe like the turkey broth of hooved animals? Whatever the case, it’s awesome. The soup itself is quite simple but wouldn’t be the same without this broth. […]

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Rabbit Stew with Bacon

Recipe: Rabbit Stew with Bacon

A local farmer offers rabbits for sale at my local Farmers’ Market and co-op, and I figured it was high time I gave it a try. Hat tip to Thor Falk who suggested a coq au vin approach, but I was more in the mood for white wine than red this go-round. And I shan’t […]

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Creamy Sweet Potato Soup w/ Bacon-Mushroom Topping

Recipe: Creamy Sweet Potato Soup w/ Bacon-Mushroom Topping

Maybe you live somewhere that is already having warm temps and balmy, sandal-worthy days. If so, feel free to ignore this recipe (P.S. – I hate you.)(P.P.S – Just kidding. I’m amazed you even read my schlock here. Thanks for stopping by!). But for the rest of us in the early grips of a long, […]

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Confetti Duck Lettuce Wraps

Recipe: Confetti Duck Lettuce Wraps

I’m a sucker for a deal, what can I say? So I’m grocery shopping in my friendly local co-op, minding my own business while browsing the meat section, when that bright orange discount sticker caught my eye. This is how I buy a lot of my meat and if I can’t use it in the […]

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Steak Frites

Recipe: Steak Frites

Yes. You can still have it. Just swap out those white potatoes fried in vegetable Franken-oils and you’re good to go. The surprise for me was cutting tri-tip into individual steaks, an idea I got here. I often buy bison tri-tip at the Farmers’ Market which always comes as a large roast. But for some […]

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Bacon-Mizuna Frittata

Recipe: Bacon-Mizuna Frittata

Eggs are great. Eggs are awesome. One of nature’s best fast foods, no doubt. But my gawd, they get old after a while, don’t they? It was time to shake things up. Inspired somewhat by the flavors in pork fried rice, which features big bites of scrambled egg, this frittata was born. Savory bacon, bitter […]

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Dijon Chicken w/ Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Recipe: Dijon Chicken w/ Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This is a great one to keep in your back pocket for a speedy weeknight supper. I could tell you all about how great it is, satisfying yadda yadda, yadda nourishing yadda, yadda yadda life-enriching or whatever. But you’ll just have to find out for yourself. Whaddya waitin’ for? Oh, P.S.—spinach or other greens would […]

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Pork Chops w/ Sage Applesauce

Recipe: Pork Chops w/ Sage Applesauce

I have two girlfriends (Hi Heather!) who made batches of homemade applesauce from their trees this year. I’ve been the lucky recipient of two jars of the stuff, which is saying something, because these gals guard it jealously. My daughter loves the stuff, but I was able to reserve enough of it to give this […]

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