Hearty Herbed Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup

This Hearty Herbed Chick­en & Sweet Pota­to soup is so easy to make and…it is good for you too! But easy and healthy won’t be the first thing that comes to your mind when you take your first bite of this hearty, fla­vor-packed soup. Trust me, you’ll want to add this to your fall menu for sure.

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Oven Roasted Okra

Today I am shar­ing a quick and sim­ple twist on tra­di­tion­al fried okra. My mom’s fried okra hap­pens to be one of my most favorite things to eat in the entire world. Salty, crunchy and fried to a crisp — coat­ed in a light cornmeal/flour coat­ing. I am not sure “it” can get any bet­ter — “it” may get as good, but it won’t get bet­ter! (Not sure what “it” is, but that’s okay! Con­tin­ue read­ing

Sheet Pan Norwegian Cod w/ Roasted Summer Garden Veggies

Time for a sim­ple & speedy meal that’s packed with gar­den-fresh fla­vors! This Sheet Pan Nor­we­gian Cod is ready in under 25 min­utes, per­fect for a busy week­night meal. And for me, as a lit­tle bonus, all of these veg­gies & herbs came straight out of my gar­den! But whether you are using home­grown or store-bought, use your favorite veg­gies & herbs and this sim­ple meal is cer­tain to be a fast favorite. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Washington Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Oh my. Cher­ry Upside-Down Cake. You real­ly must taste it.

Peo­ple often ask me — “why ‘Food for a Year’? Do you make meal plans? Do you show peo­ple how to store up enough food for a year?”.…  I think this recipe a good way to answer that ques­tion. Our years are filled with tra­di­tions, sea­sons, cel­e­bra­tions, trav­el, sched­ules, work, monot­o­ny and once-in-a-life­time moments. And this Cher­ry Upside-Down Cake blends sev­er­al of these into one gor­geous, mem­o­rable dessert.

While on our recent stay in Wash­ing­ton State (Orcas Island to be exact), my friend, Ang­ie, joined us for sev­er­al days. It just so hap­pened that her stay was dur­ing our shared birth­day week — which can only mean one thing :: cake. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Fresh Blackberry Syrup and Simple French Toast

Black­ber­ries are one of my favorite sum­mer fruits and fresh­ly picked Pacif­ic North­west black­ber­ries are about the very best a that black­ber­ry could ever hope to be. To me, a bowl of sweet black­ber­ries with a sprin­kle of sug­ar is about as good as it gets. So, turn­ing some per­fect Pacif­ic North­west black­ber­ries into a sim­ple syrup seems like a good thing to do. Then pour­ing that syrup over some home­made French toast seems like an even bet­ter thing to do. Con­tin­ue read­ing

 
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