Category Archives: Cooking

Time to clean house!

We’ve gone clean for thirty days.  “What are you talking about?” you may ask?  Well, let me explain.  We cut out ALL food that we don’t prepare ourselves, cut out ALL nightshades (tomatoes, peppers), ALL dairy and ALL sweetener (honey, maple … Continue reading

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Chicken, Chicken and Greens Too!

broke down and bought a package of boneless chicken thighs.  Mmmm.  I marinated them then broiled them in the oven at 425* for 20 minutes.  Crystal cooked some greens (mixed kale from a bag) that were awesome! I made the … Continue reading

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First Sunday of the New Year

The first Sunday of the New Year!  Yay.  Luxury brunch! Poached Eggs Smoked Salmon Caviar Avocado Grapefruit Macadamia Nuts Coffee!  

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Simple carrot salad

Greer started making this tasty carrot salad, which is just grated carrots, onion or shallot, radishes, and a simple dressing of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil.  But it is quite a tasty and fresh addition to our … Continue reading

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Christmas Lunch

On the menu today: Turkey we raised on the farm (One person we gave a turkey to this year described it as “dense,” which we thought was a good description.  It tastes like turkey, but meatier.  Tender, moist, delicious.  (It … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2014

We have a lot to be thankful for this year!  The butternut squash and beef came from our property… we are so blessed to live in Oregon.  Greer’s mom and brother joined us for Thanksgiving, driving over 12 hours to … Continue reading

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“Instant” Stew

We enjoy watching Jacques Pépin’s cooking show, Fast Food My Way.  On one episode, he makes a Beef Tenderloin “Instant” Stew.  Greer suggested we try it, and it is crazy-good!  You can find the recipe here, but we changed it … Continue reading

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Butternut squash beef curry

I made up a slow-cooker recipe based on my new (and limited) experience using a slow-cooker the last six months, and it turned out great!  Yay!  I used what we had on hand, but you can easily substitute. 1 chopped … Continue reading

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“Local” Breakfast

We haven’t found a local place that does a great breakfast yet… except our house!  And today we had quite the local meal: eggs from our hens kale from the kitchen garden shrimp from the coast blueberries from the Thursday … Continue reading

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Applesauce?

There is an apple tree near the house, just on the other side of the kitchen garden.  The other side of the fence in Cow-land.  The cows enjoy the apple tree, Sarge the bull enjoys standing under it’s shade and … Continue reading

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