Raised Garden Beds 2.0

Over the winter we finished re-doing our backyard. Part of the incentive for this project was to get more space to expand our raised garden beds for vegetable gardening. We…

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Lakeview Coffee Cappuccino

Lakeview Coffee Shop

This past weekend we checked out a new coffee shop in Scottsdale – Lakeview Coffee. What Can You Find There? Not only does this coffee shop serve up tasty drinks,…

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Fresh oregano harvest

Oregano Harvest

A Prolific Grower Oregano has been growing in our garden with abandon. It has grown well through the summer heat, and even the freezing winter cold snaps. I’ve had a…

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carrot top pesto ingredients

Carrot Top Pesto

I have discovered in the last couple years that pesto can be far more creative than the basic combination it is typically known for: Basil Pine nuts Parmesan EVOO Don’t…

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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

One of my biggest food weaknesses is admittedly peanut butter. I love to slather it on lots of things, from toast, to bananas, celery, carrots, apples, crackers, pieces of chocolate…

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beef stew served

Veggie-full Beef Stew

Stew Weather! The weather is finally cold here in the SW desert. Actually it has been since about Thanksgiving… but it’s something we try to enjoy instead of complain about,…

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