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roasted pork loin stuffed with prune and spices on festive table

December 1, 2015

Do you use this ancient fruit?

By: Leanne Ely Figs have been harvested since the 9th century BC where they were a staple in Greece. And let me tell you the Greeks took their figs seriously. There were laws that forbade people from exporting the highest quality figs! If you’ve ever enjoyed a fresh fig, you know why this fruit of… Read more

Turkey soup-1

November 24, 2015

Scrumptious Roast Turkey Soup

By: Leanne Ely   Hands up  if you plan to have a turkey in the oven at some point over the next couple of days. I know you’re probably not thinking about what to do with that leftover turkey yet, but I want to catch you before you toss out that beautiful turkey carcass in… Read more


November 23, 2015

Delicious Thanksgiving – Paleo Style!

By: Leanne Ely   Oh, how I adore Thanksgiving. Family and feasting and giving thanks-what could be better than that? Here in the US, our Thanksgiving marks the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season, too, so it really is an exciting time. Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away, and you may be thinking about what… Read more

Preparing green beans in a cast iron skillet

November 17, 2015

The Perfect Green Bean Casserole

By: Leanne Ely   Green beans are a real crowd-pleasing vegetable. With a mild, sweet flavor and a completely portable and edible design, green beans make a great on-the-go snack for kids, and they can also add some real visual interest to a vegetable tray. But there’s more to this slender green veggie than looks… Read more

Pumpkins in a Field

November 10, 2015

Getting creative with pumpkin

By: Leanne Ely   With the end of November comes the end of pumpkin season. You know what that means-we need to make the most out of this year’s harvest because you just can’t find a good pumpkin any other season! Why not challenge yourself to see how many ways you can enjoy pumpkin this… Read more

Two halves of butternut squash with green leaves on wooden table

November 6, 2015

Butternut squash stew

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: BUTTERNUT SQUASH As the weather gets cooler, my mind goes to squash. That didn’t come out quite… Read more

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November 3, 2015

Keep Celery Fresh for a Month!

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: CELERY I’ve done my time with celery. Those “diets” that make you eat a lot of celery… Read more

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

November 2, 2015

Plump, sweet and juicy red raspberries

By: Leanne Ely   Plump, sweet and juicy red raspberries are my personal favorite. In honor of my favorite berry, today I’m going to give you a trick, a tip and a brand new recipe featuring these gorgeous little treats! Now, there is much more to love about raspberries than their amazing flavor. They are… Read more


October 30, 2015

Eat your fall display!

By: Leanne Ely   It is definitely pumpkin season! We know all about those classic orange pumpkins, but what about the pretty blue pumpkins? Queensland Blue is a gorgeous pumpkin with a light blue, silvery skin. It’s a variety that hails from Australia and was introduced to the United States back in 1932. The Queensland… Read more

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October 29, 2015

Dem Bones!

By: Leanne Ely   Animal bones, including beef knuckles, chicken carcasses and ham hocks, are absolutely worth saving and cooking with. If you’re sticking to a grocery budget, you’ll be glad to know these animal bits are good and cheap (sometimes free if you can sweet talk your butcher). Bones are full of minerals like… Read more