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Crispy bacon strips

February 2, 2016

Achin’ for some bacon?

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: BACON The Chinese started enjoying salted pork bellies in 1500 BC. The Romans and the Greeks also… Read more

Kale Chips

January 26, 2016

Top tips for kale chips

By: Leanne Ely   There is a topic that keeps coming across my radar, both on Facebook, my email inbox, and even at the market when my fellow shoppers wonder what I’m doing with all of that kale (when my own crop has been harvested for the season, of course!): kale chips. And, today, we’re… Read more

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December 15, 2015

Slow Cooker Apple Sauce Recipe

By: Leanne Ely   It’s amazing how by simply mashing up some apple, you end up with this completely amazing ingredient/condiment/snack. Applesauce is easy to make, tastes delicious and is completely versatile. There are many different ways to make applesauce, and you can make it as complicated or as uncomplicated as you like. You can… Read more

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December 11, 2015

8 surprising uses for cranberries

By: Leanne Ely   Not only are they gorgeous, but cranberries are full of nutrition: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, potassium, iron, magnesium and folate. They also contain antioxidants and phenols that can protect you against all kinds of things, including urinary tract infections. Since it’s cranberry season, you should stock up on as many of… Read more

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

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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

Paleo-Thanksgiving

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

Mashed Potatoes

November 20, 2015

Mix & Mash these Potatoes

By: Leanne Ely   Once upon a time, the only potato option on the Thanksgiving Dinner table was your standard white mashed potatoes. But today, we know that white potatoes aren’t the be all and end all in a starchy mash. There are several options in potatoes (and non-potatoes) for us to explore, so let’s… 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