Category Archives: Health

Fresh Peaches in Hillsboro, Oregon

The farmland outside Hillsboro, Oregon is verdant, lush, and picturesque. We visited a you-pick peach orchard an hour or two after sunrise to gather the last ripe peaches of the season.

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Hatch Chiles and Polenta Casserole

It’s hatch chile season! We first had these in New Mexico, roasted up in a grocery store parking lot. I bbq’d these on the grill. An experiment that turned out deliciously. Roll the chiles in olive oil and grill them … Continue reading

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Fall Comfort Food – Herb-Trio Sausage Pot Pie

When the weather turns rainy, the smell of pot pie makes your house smell so cozy. And this is borderline fall. Start the way so many good things start: 2 carrots, 2 celery, an onion, half a russet potato, and … Continue reading

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Hatch Chiles, Chicken and White Bean Chili

At lunchtime, why spend money buying food that makes you plump? This crockpot chili is easy to make on a Sunday afternoon. Then, just add it to tupperware Sunday night, and you have healthy, delicious lunches for the week.

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Egg Taco and Blueberry/Peach Smoothie Brunch

Every brunch is better when enjoyed with a leisurely read of a newspaper. Our newspaper? The New York Times. An added bonus? Brunch al fresco, on the patio, listening to the bees in the rosemary, sitting out under the blue … Continue reading

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Braised Chicken Thighs With Fennel (And Green Olives And Lemon)

This braised chicken thigh dish is from the Thomas Keller cookbook called ad hoc at Home. (LOVE that book.) The combination of green olives, lemon and onions is irresistible.

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Grilled Pizza With Carmelized Onions and Goat Cheese

We’ve been eating garden vegetables. A LOT of garden vegetables. Sometimes a person should take a break from all that roughage. Pizza is good for that. Also, when the Seattle summertime temps soar into the high 68’s, it’s nice to … Continue reading

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