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Learning about the Staff of Life


“The Ecology Center, in San Juan Capistrano, is a regional hub for eco-education that engages and empowers individuals and families. Through fun, hands-on activities, we teach practical, environmental solutions with impact at the household and community level.” from the Ecology … Continue reading

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A Birthday Party

Late Summer brings with it a lot of birthdays – sister-in-law in late August and a girlfriend in early September – and the firstborn son in September, so we celebrated with several courses and pairings galore.

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vegetarian delight! indian style

this sunday night dinner was a feast of vegetarian yummyness! if it wasn’t for the yogurt and the chicken tikka samosas, i think it would have been vegan.      

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Teaching Tomatoes

I had the privilege of teaching the tomato canning class for the current Master Food Preserver students. I was assisted by the wise Gary Delk (the tomato king) and the very helpful Katrina Kirkeby. The class was held on a … Continue reading

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Crazy Busy Day


I think I overdid it. Here is what happened yesterday: Drilled holes in lids to make more fermenting jars. Started pickles fermenting. Made fruit leather two ways- raw and cooked so we can compare in class this week. Followed the … Continue reading

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