Thanksgving Roots ~ Roasted Vegetables

by Cynthe on November 22, 2014

A rainbow of Roasted Root Vegetables: Yellow & purple 'blue' Potatoes, golden Beets, orange Carrots, and Garlic cloves combine for a delicious hearty winter meal.

A rainbow of Roasted Root Vegetables: Yellow & purple ‘blue’ Potatoes, golden Beets, orange Carrots, and Garlic cloves combine for a delicious hearty winter meal.

Thanksgiving, our annual harvest holiday here in the United States, is just around the corner. Cooks planning Thanksgiving celebration feasts select favorite family recipes and traditional holiday offerings for these festive meals. Some folks make the same recipes year after year. Others of us, who no longer eat turkey or canned cranberry sauce, experiment by adding seasonal produce and new recipes for these special holidays.

If you’re looking for new ideas or easy hearty autumn recipes, consider celebrating Thanksgiving with savory roasted vegetables! [read more…]

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four orange fuyu persimmons with two friends-forever kitchen tools by hogri

There’s more to orange than autumn leaves and Halloween pumpkins…persimmons are ripe! And these charming, rather ghost-like kitchen gadgets by Hogri seem delighted!

Halloween Approaches! October glows orange everywhere I look. Liquid amber and pistashio trees flaunt russet-hued autumn leaves. At the farmers markets, Fuyu and Hachiya persimmons pile high beside brilliant orange peppers or dangle temptingly conspicuous on neighbors’ trees. Fat pumpkins lie ripe for the picking in fields edging Sonoma county’s highways…slowing traffic to a crawl…as drivers watch kids [read more…]

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A Hidden Rose Apple Pie for My Valentine

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Did you celebrate Valentine’s Day traditionally with chocolates, red roses, and/or a romantic candlelight dinner? Bill and I aren’t much for rituals, but we do enjoy treats and desserts on special occasions. My sister, Victoria, had given us some lovely ‘Hidden Rose’ apples for Christmas. I had saved the last 5 for a baking project. […]

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‘Food Is Love’ 2014 Recipe Calendars: Great Holiday, Housewarming & Wedding Gifts!

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GOOD NEWS! Our 2014 ‘Food Is Love’ Recipe Calendars will be ready for the presses at the end of this week. Every month features a SEASONAL RECIPE with mouth-watering photography of the finished dish and serving suggestions. 2014 ‘Food Is Love’ Recipe Calendars Several recipes on last year’s 2013 calendar were too long to fit […]

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Confused? Yes on 522 GMO Food Labeling or No? ~ WA Voters Will Decide: NOV 5th

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WA elections are only weeks away…folks are already submitting their mail-in ballots. Voting YES on 522!, Washington state’s  initiative measure requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods, seeds and seed products is CRUCIAL for our personal health, for generations that follow, and the environment. TV and radio airwaves, printed election materials, newspapers and magazines plus web […]

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The Heirloom Seed Expo (Santa Rosa, CA)

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For the past three years along with the change of seasons, September has ushered in a most amazing national food extravaganza ~ The Heirloom Seed Exposition ~ at the Sonoma county’s fairgrounds (Santa Rosa, CA). 2013’s mid-week fair is happening right now! Today’s the final day of three. If you’re anywhere near by and

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Sonoma Garden Park via CropMobster

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Saturday, Bill and I went on a food adventure! Sonoma Garden Park had a CropMobster listing for picking ripe peaches & heirloom apples off their trees, buying strawberries for preserves, along with tomatoes and veggies for fresh eating…all at awesome ‘Steal of a Deal’ CropMobster prices: Apples $1-lb 50% Off Peaches $1-lb 75% Off Strawberries […]

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Asparagus Pizza with Creamy Goat Chevre and Olive Bruschetta

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There are many classic ways to cook tender asparagus spears, spring’s fleeting gourmet delicacy. If you want a quick, easy dinner, serve this pizza where asparagus stars! A nice change from red sauce, there’s no need to wait for summer tomatoes

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