Monthly Archives: October 2011

gluten free granola

basic, simple. why do we buy the stuff?  1 lb of gluten free oats, mixed with slivered almonds (or other low fat nut – see notes below), sunflower or pumpkin seeds, quinoa flakes.  heat in 350 oven for 10 minutes.  … Continue reading

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busy weekend

As the weather cools, the menu changes, and soups gain in popularity.  SPent the last few days finishing up the canning for the winter.  added to our stash of chicken  and lentil soups, plus plain stock, are squash soup stock, … Continue reading

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thrift find

Our city has several wonderful thrift stores, and I admit to being almost addicted to keeping up with what’s new.  It doesn’t usually work to go looking for what’s needed, just leave yourself open to what comes your way. This … Continue reading

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maybe frost

Here in the high desert of Arizona a winter storm is supposed to blow through tonight.  Snow levels to 6500 feet (2000 feet higher than I am), but it does make a strong possibility of frost tonight.  October 15 is … Continue reading

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more green tomatoes

as the weather has stayed mild while the days get shorter, not much is happening in the garden with the tomatoes and squash. so began the process of cutting down the tomato plants today. left a few out there that … Continue reading

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