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New Year 2021

Happy New Year!! It’s a little late, but it’s still January. I haven’t been consistent with my newsletters, and I apologize.  December was tough for me.  There were many unknowns and last minute changed plans. My mom received an offer on her home in Bend over the Thanksgiving weekend.  I knew that December would be my last holiday …

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Garlic

Garlic History 101 The word Garlic comes from Old English garleac, meaning “spear leek”.  It dates back over 6,000 years, and it is native to Central Asia. Throughout ancient history, the primary use of garlic was for its health and medicinal properties.  The Greek physician Hippocrates prescribed it to treat all kinds of illnesses. Egyptians worshiped garlic and …

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Turmeric Shots

I can’t say enough about Turmeric.  I take a daily supplement of fermented Turmeric, and I swear by it.  I am always trying to find ways to add Turmeric into my diet. My friend Wendy gave me this recipe; it is full of superfood ingredients. The first time I made this, I used Blood Oranges. Do not …

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Golden Turmeric Milk

Turmeric’s health effects are generally centered upon an orange-yellow colored, lipophilic polyphenol substance called curcumin, which is acquired from the herb’s rhizomes.  Curcumin is known to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer effects. Thanks to these effects, it has an essential role in the prevention and treatment of various illnesses ranging notably from cancer to autoimmune, neurological, …

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Butternut Squash

Autumn is here, and I always manage to stockpile a variety of squash. Butternut squash is one of my favorites; however, I also enjoy spaghetti squash, acorn squash, etc.  Today I want to focus on butternut squash because it’s the most versatile in soups. Squash has always been highly valued and widely cultivated by indigenous people in …

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Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Rob and I were in Hood River one Autumn day, and we decided to have dinner at Celilo Restaurant on Oak Street.  Their chef is always whipping up exciting soups.  This particular night he was featuring a butternut squash pear soup.  Knowing that I love all things butternut squash, I had to try it. I loved it.  I knew …

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Butternut Squash and Porcini Mushroom Soup

This savory butternut squash soup is one of my favorites. The rosemary herbs make this soup special, and your kitchen will smell amazing.

You can use vegetable stock to make this plant-based.