Archive | March, 2014

Pea and Buttermilk Soup

Peas Please

Here is another pea recipe that might surprise you!  With only three ingredients (peas, garlic, and buttermilk), this chilled soup is quick and easy to prepare, and the flavor just pops.  Frozen peas will work here, but please do treat yourself to fresh peas if you can find them.  It’s really worth it.  The only […]

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Fresh Pea Salad with Tomato Mint Dressing

Fresh Peas with Basil and Tomato-Mint Dressing

It finally feels like spring in the Pacific Northwest. Our weather hasn’t been as bad as some parts of the country, but it does stay awfully gray around here for what seems like an eternity. Now the temperatures are milder, the rain is warmer, the birds are singing and the perennials are coming to life. […]

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Pecan Cashew Sandies

Pecan Sandies Redux

Remember grocery store pecan sandies?   I loved them when I was a kid, but these are elevated!  Cashew meal is added to the dough and the baked sandies are topped with toasted pecans: buttery mouthwatering goodness. I found cashew meal at Trader Joe’s, but you could grind your own if you want. Milk or […]

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Nino looking up

Chicken Liver Dog Treats

Our dog is part of the family, no question. Because he’s a relatively small dog, his “voice” is what he uses to make him seem bigger. If you came to the door and knocked, you’d know what I mean.  He freaks, screams, shrieks…blood-curdling sounds. It’s painful to the ears, but we have come to understand […]

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