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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

Million Dollar Mac Bake

This lit­tle recipe needs to be tucked away for that moment din­ner­time has snuck up on you. A semi-stocked pantry and fridge should have just about every­thing you need to get this yum­my, sat­is­fy­ing meal on the table in under an hour — AND with just the effort of boil­ing some pas­ta, mix­ing in a few ingre­di­ents and bak­ing to bub­bly, gooey per­fec­tion. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Ten Herb Grilled Chicken — ’tis the season

It’s start­ing to get hot out­side, the days are grow­ing longer & all sorts of green things are leaf­ing out in my gar­dens. All three of those facts com­bine to form the per­fect oppor­tu­ni­ty to grill 10 herb mar­i­nat­ed chick­en. Are you won­der­ing if I real­ly used ten dif­fer­ent herbs? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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