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Orcas Island Wild Plum Streusel

Thanks to a wild ((or at the very least aged, unfettered & prolific)) plum tree and the kind-hearted generosity of my friend, Orcas Island potter, Mr. Weatherman, I have the pleasure of sharing this simple sour plum streusel. I went to visit Mr. Weatherman and his Olga Pottery shop during our second day on the island. His place is always a favorite stop of mine because of his beautiful pottery, his friendly conversation and his gracious accommodation of my “bubbly” herd. Continue reading

Double Dutch Banana Bread ((baked in a jar))

I have been using the same banana bread recipe for over 20 years. One of the things mom gave me when I left home ((to get my Master’s at SMU)) was book of cooking instructions, tips and simple recipes. I still have it — somewhere, I am sure ((but this move has me all out-of-order — in more ways than one)). Along with the book, she made sure I had a few basic recipes meatloaf, fudge… and banana bread. Continue reading

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