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Package of Seedles

Seedles in the Little Organic Garden

Thyme Bombs! Get it? T-I-M-E bombs? Alright, I may be the only one who enjoys a good pun. Me and the people who make Seedles, a really cool and easy way to garden. Seedles are composed of little colorful balls of compost, seeds and clay. You just throw them down, water them and let nature […]

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Back to School Time

Back to School Time

It’s that time again. Back to school time. Time for parents and guardians everywhere to start packing lunches. Time to plan easy dinners because homework will take up a good chunk of evening time. Not to mention hungry  children arriving home from school declaring they are starving. Over at Mom.me I have compiled some fantastic […]

Red Cooked Oxtails

Red Cooked Oxtails

I have never tasting anything I did not like if it has been prepared in a red cooking sauce. Whatever protein type you braise in this flavorful liquid comes out moist and tender. Red cooking is a Chinese technique of braising meat in a soy based liquid with sweet and savory spices added.  The long, […]

Slow Cooker Pork with Hatch Chile Sauce | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Hatch Chile Time!

Hatch chile’s are being picked off bushes at a record pace, trying to keep up with the demand. I am one of those demanding Hatch chiles, because you can only get them fresh once a year. While I am waiting I’ll share some recipes I have developed using Hatch chiles in the past. Look for […]

Retro Recipe Card Files: Grandma Thelma's Cough Medicine

Retro Recipe Card Files: Cough Medicine

Yes, I know that cough medicine is not the kind of recipe you come to this blog for. But I could not resist posting this because I love the way my grandmother Thelma Lee wrote it. There is nothing special in the way she wrote it, as you will find all sorts of styles of […]

Rotisserie Chicken Makeovers | Rotisserie Chicken, Heriloom Tomato and Feta Salad

Rotisserie Chicken Makeover, Part 3

Recipe 3 in my Rotisserie Chicken Makeover series is amazingly simple and  fresh. Using seasonal produce at the peak of ripeness is what makes this salad so awesome. I picked these organic tomatoes up from my local weekly market, the Altadena Farmer’s Market. Farmer’s markets are overloaded with vine ripened tomatoes, bursting with juicy flavors […]

Homemade Ice Cream

Hot Days Need Cool Ice Cream

Once again I show my age by referencing an old Eddie Murphy sketch from his Delirious video for my image. I can’t help it, it is ingrained in my brain because it is so incredibly funny. A classic. If you have never seen it, you can find it on YouTube. But seriously, hot days need […]

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Strawberry and Cream Cake

Strawberry and Cream Cake

I was almost defeated by this cake.  Almost.  What you see is strawberry cake number three. Number one was OK, number two was OK, but number three was finally what I had in my mind for a strawberry cake.  My neighbors had to eat a lot of strawberry cake while I perfected my vision. Not […]

Baked Cinnamon Pecan French Toast | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Baked Cinnamon Pecan French Toast

  “Don’t you want me baby? Don’t you want me now-ow-ow-ow?” Those song lyrics have become an earworm for me. As I edited my photos of this Baked Cinnamon Pecan French Toast, I felt it beckoning me, taunting me with its gooey goodness, teasingly whispering “Don’t you want me now?” The fact that I was hungry, […]

Avocado Ice Cream

Sweet and Savory Avocado Ice Cream

Avocado ice cream? Really?  An avocado is a fruit, so why not.  There is no written rule that says ice cream has to be sweet all the time, so why not try a more savory ice cream? This idea came to me while tweeting with a fellow food writer, Erika Kerekes http://inerikaskitchen.blogspot.com/ about the overabundance […]

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