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A-line mod flannel dress – McCalls 2481

I’m always cold in the Bay Area, so instead of wishing the weather to be warmer by wearing lightweight cotton dresses, I have decided to be more practical and start making things in flannel and wool. This dress is a … Continue reading

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Favorite rice pilaf – Spanish rice

By popular demand, this is the highly seasoned rice pilaf recipe (AKA Spanish Rice) that I often bring to potlucks. This is the basic recipe, and there is endless potential for variation. The flavor varies a lot depending on which … Continue reading

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Ginger carrot soup

This carrot soup is rich and flavorful enough to be a meal in itself, but it is still light, so it is great as a small side cup of soup to complement any meal. It also works as a thick, … Continue reading

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Review: Korean roasted seaweed. Hong Hae Brand, and Surasang/Wang Globalnet brand.

Summary: DELICIOUS, scrumptious, addictive.  Must try! In the grocery store, I didn’t know what these were exactly, but they looked delicious, so I got a half-dozen of each. Please forgive my ignorance.  Now I cannot live without them. I also … Continue reading

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Lemon chicken with apples – slow cooker

As main dish, or served over rice or quinoa, this dish combines the sweetness of apples with a little tartness of lemon.  Like chicken soup with rice, only better. 1 1/2 Lbs. boneless chicken breast or tenderloins, fresh or defrosted … Continue reading

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Southwest borderlands posole (hominy soup)

Posole is a delicious comfort-food staple to add to your repertoire – excellent on a chilly day.  Serve as a side dish topped with cheese, or as a main dish with bread for dipping. Half a green cabbage, chopped into … Continue reading

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Mexican-style dahl

1 cup lentils 1 heaping Tablespoon coriander 1 heaping Tablespoon cumin 1 heaping Tablespoon bouillon, “Knorr Caldo con Sabor de Tomate Y Chipotle Bouillon” 1 teaspoon Chipotle (spicyness varies by batch, so test picante level by adding half at first.) … Continue reading

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