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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Sweet Slumber Tea Blend

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I am a big tea drinker, especially on cold winter days when I want to stay warm. This tea is one of my favorites – a delicious herbal blend of chamomile, peppermint, lavender and roses. I made up a big batch of this loose-leaf blend to enjoy this winter and also to give as gifts…. 

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Holiday Centerpiece Idea: Mini Pinecone Trees

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I tend to think that nature does a pretty good job of making things beautiful just as they are. A few embellishments here or there can bring out the theme, like adding a bit of sparkly glass to rustic holiday accoutrements like pine cones and holly. Red and green are a classic color combination for… 

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Gelt Envelopes for Chanukah

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Gelt is the Yiddish word for money, and on Chanukah it is customary to give Chanukah Gelt to our children. As you can imagine, this is a highlight of Chanukah not only because the children receive this fun kind of gift, but because it is a fundamental experience for them to learn all about money…. 

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Perfect Pie Crust: Gluten-Free and Vegan

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I’ve been working on a fabulous gift idea for you. See, I come from a family lineage that takes its pie crust very seriously. After two or three years of tweaks and trials, this gluten-free and vegan version has recently earned the approval of the current pie-crust matriarch. An impressive feat, if I do blog… 

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Saturday Sips: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

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Winter weather has finally arrived here in Portland, putting us in the mood to cozy up by the fire with our hands comfortably cupped around a mug full of something hot. In this case, our hot beverage of choice is a rich and creamy hot cocoa made from a mix we’ve concocted ourselves. It’s so… 

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