Monthly Archives: December 2010

Welcome to 2011 and a Look Back at 2010

When I was a child, one of my favorite things to do before Christmas (which is what we celebrated) was to watch the “claymation” special of Rudolph’s Shiny New Year. It just made my season, and I watched it up … Continue reading

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Dill and Caraway

Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that people buy but don’t always know what to do it. Growing up in a German-Scandinavian home we ate plenty of cauliflower, mostly steamed and sometimes with a cream sauce. I even love it … Continue reading

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Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Casseroles – they are almost a dirty word in today’s cook’s repertoire. Conjuring images of grey, creamy, overly heavy dishes from the ’70s when everything was packaged and a “casserole” was a pantry dish in the worst way. Welcome to … Continue reading

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Double Salmon Dip – Smoked and Poached – Season’s Eatings

 Merry Christmas, Happy Belated Winter Solstice and Early Welcome to 2011! This dish was a gift – literally – from Stacy of Stacy & Brian’s Adventures in Life. Both Stacy and I participated in a fun blog event called Season’s … Continue reading

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Maple Rosemary Glazed Walnuts

When I was researching some recipes to add to Co-opportunity’s Holiday Guide I came across this recipe at Pinch My Salt. It caught my eye because of the interesting mix of ingredients – maple syrup, rosemary and walnuts – not … Continue reading

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Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms

Reading food blogs is dangerous. D-A-N-G-E-R-O-U-S, I tell you, chaos making! Just when I think I’ve got it all under control, dishes mapped out for this crazy time of year, no missed days, I read someone’s blog post and all … Continue reading

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Raw Chocolate Almond Bar

10 years ago, most people had never heard of a raw food diet; it was new to me when I moved to California two and half years ago. It is a fairly popular diet/lifestyle in Los Angeles and Co-opportunity food … Continue reading

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