Apple Chutney

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Here in the Pacific northwest, it’s easy for home cooks to run into the delightful problem of having more apples than we know how to manage. What comes out of this is lots of new cooking adventures and lots of new apple-based foods like apple cider vinegar, apple pie, hard apple cider and now, here… 

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Simmering Spices

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This is the time of year when I do a lot of cooking. Sometimes I think I cook more during this season than I do the other three combined! Many weekends and late nights are spent preparing multiple meals to go into the freezer. The bounty of fresh food that is available simply tastes better… 

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5-Bean Vegetarian Soup Mix in a Jar

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When the colder weather arrives, a weekday dinner will often consist of some sort of warming soup. This vegetarian bean soup is a simple recipe that is full of nutrition to keep you warm from the inside out. Made using dry ingredients, it’s so pretty that it makes a great gift when presented in a… 

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DIY Pressed Herb Candles

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This summer, I’ve fallen in love with growing fresh herbs in my garden and finding creative ways to harvest and use them. My favorite herb by far has been lavender. I’ve made my own eye pillows and sachets, and even lavender lemonade and cookies. Now that it’s officially fall, I’m still finding ways to keep… 

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Italian Bread Dip Mix

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Good quality olive oil and sweet, aged balsamic vinegar, swished with herbs makes a luxuriously rich and flavorful bread dip. By making the herb mix in advance, you can hurry along the process and never have to let an oven-warmed loaf wait in vain. Even better, make a bunch and you will have some to… 

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

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I secretly listen to Christmas music months before Christmas is even here. I know not everyone shares my enthusiasm for holiday music, but now is the perfect time to start preparing for the holiday season – especially if you plan to give homemade gifts! This year I decided to make homemade vanilla extract for my… 

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