Quick Dill Pickles

Quick Dill Pickles

I’ve not pickled one thing in my life. I had always envisioned pickling with special equipment, sterilizing canning jars, a big ordeal. But I’ve been coming across some recipes lately for this quick pickling technique and it sounded like something I could handle.

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Kale Slaw with Soaked Raisins + Nuts

Kale Slaw with Soaked Raisins + Nuts

Kale from the garden. This is a first for us and it is so good! We’re growing the Lacinato variety of kale, it looks just as you would expect but different than store bought in that it’s extremely tender.

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Rainbow Chard

Rainbow Chard

I don’t think I cooked rainbow chard before moving to the west coast. I probably didn’t cook much of anything when I come to think of it. I’ve been making it this way for some time since it has become such a favorite side dish around here. It’s very easy to prepare and tastes great,

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Cherry Tomato Gazpacho

Cherry Tomato Gazpacho

As September rolls around my mind turns to crisp apples and sweaters, but it’s a little early for that here in Portland, we’ve had some spectacular hot days with more to come. And of course with our tomato plants producing fruit faster than we can eat them, I’ve been searching for all things possible with tomatoes.

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