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The humble cabbage is one of my favorite vegetables. It is delicious eaten raw in slaws and salad, or cooked by itself or with other ingredients, such as stuffed cabbage, or alongside corned beef. … more
Every month or so, I make a big weekend brunch. Recently, I made a sausage, egg, veggie and cheese casserole that I’d like to share with you. Ingredients 9 large eggs 1/4 Cup of whole … more
With the warm weather upon us, on some days, we have fired up the grill to enjoy simple, grilled meat dinners. I often prepare basic salads and light side dishes to accompany grilled steak, fish or … more
I just returned from seeing friends and family in Memphis and Jackson, Tennessee, St. Louis, Chicago, and Atlanta. Dear friends in Atlanta took me to a Mexican restaurant that offered a delicious … more
National Donut Day is celebrated in this country on the first Friday of June.  In 1938, the day came about as a fundraising initiative by the Salvation Army to aid those individuals economically … more
As we move into warmer weather, tuna salad sounds good. A popular lunch or dinner entree, tuna salad can be dressed up or down. It is a versatile source of protein, and can evoke cravings! … more
Mother’s Day is coming up, and one of the best gifts I receive from my family is them coming together to make a lovely brunch in my honor. Here is a sample Menu for Mother’s Day breakfast … more
When we have steak, there are sometimes leftovers that do not have quite enough remaining for another meal. These are a great main ingredient for several entrees, including steak fajita salad. … more
Looks like I am on a cauliflower trend, based on last week’s recipe for Cauliflower Spanish “Rice,” and today’s cauliflower mashed potatoes recipe! They share cauliflower as … more
This recipe is a delicious and healthy take on the traditional Spanish rice that my family loves to eat as a side dish with refried beans and tacos or enchiladas. more
Olympia’s Site Plan Review Committee heard a proposal for renovating the Lassen Building at 301 Capitol Way N from an existing commercial space into a new restaurant during its Wednesday, April … more
Lacey bagged the 2024 Economic Development Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by the Washington Economic Development Association ( WEDA ) for its Lacey Food Truck Depot program. The … more
The United States Department of Agriculture just released data from its 2022 Census of Agriculture, and the news is not good for either Thurston County or Washington State. In Thurston County, … more
We are blessed with an abundance many varieties of apples here in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, there are three apple trees in my backyard, and they produce lots of fruit every year. … more
This chili recipe is healthy, easy and delicious. My daughter tells me she can’t eat chili unless I made it.  With the changing weather, this warm comfort food is perfect on raw, windy … more
Many people enjoy sandwiches from time to time. My family especially likes a favorite called Croque Monsieur. It is versatile, warm, filling, and may be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner or weekend … more
February has arrived! Bulbs are sending up green shoots and days are getting longer and sunnier, a foreshadowing of Spring. February is also the month for Valentine’s Day.  To honor this … more
Soup is a welcome meal during these chilly, wet days. One favorite is Hungarian Mushroom soup that is warm, comforting, flavorful and satisfying. The Northwest is blessed with abundant mushrooms. I … more
In cold, rainy winter months it is sometimes difficult to get outside for family activities. One of my favorite January projects with my children, when they were young, was to prepare food together, … more
Happy New Year! I can’t believe we are already into the second week of January! My recipe this week is a family favorite, Eggplant Parmesan. It is the perfect comfort food for chilly days … more
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