Orange Ginger Cranberry Relish

raw cranberry relish

  This recipe is so easy and so good. All you need is a food processor or a Ninja-type blender. There’s no stirring, no cooking and very little sugar in this cranberry relish. (It’s a sauce if you cook it; a relish if you’re just mixing things together.) The flavors are really intense — tart… 

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Sundried Tomato Pesto

Sundried Tomato Pesto

My mother came up with this sundried tomato pesto recipe about nine years ago. I’ve made modifications over the years. Sometimes I will substitute a roasted garlic head instead of the 4-8 cloves of fresh garlic. I only do this if I’m concerned about “garlic breath” which is not very often. Fresh garlic provides a… 

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Growing up, we always had cans upon cans of cream of mushroom soup lining the shelves of our pantry. I’m sure I’m not alone…many of you probably dined upon many a meal that had a ‘cream of’ soup as a main ingredient. Though cream of mushroom soup isn’t necessarily the worst thing for you, there… 

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Green Onion & Ginger Dressing

green onion & ginger

This dressing/dip/sauce? It’s pretty amazing. The flavors punch you in the face – in a good way. Kind of unexpected and totally delicious. You might wonder why I decided to come up with a dressing based on green onions? Well, my CSA decided I needed four bunches this week. FOUR BUNCHES. I still have tons… 

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Ruby’s Apple Butter

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  The month of October in the Pacific Northwest is all about the apple harvest.  We have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to quality apples from wonderful local orchards that provide all sorts of apples: sweet, tart and crisp.  When the apples are ready to harvest, it always brings me back to my… 

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Caramelized Fruit Topping

Where I grew up in the Midwest figs were as foreign as escargot. There were few people who even knew what a fig was, let alone had eaten one. When I began to travel and encountered these foreign fruits I wasn’t sure what to think. Then I took a bite and realized what I had… 

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Homemade Green Enchilada Sauce

green enchilada sauce

  One of our most popular recipes for the last year or so has been our Homemade Enchilada Sauce…the red kind. Since then, I’ve had quite a few requests for green enchilada sauce. And I don’t like to disappoint…plus, I adore green enchilada sauce and really wanted to figure out how to make it from… 

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