Author Archives: Marilyn

Basic Bolognese (Take Two)

This was originally posted in March of 2012! I’m reposting this recipe for Bolognese because it’s one of my tried and true.  Plus I wanted to share a tip: lately, I have been making it with ground lamb!  Often I … Continue reading

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Peanut Chicken

Click here to view recipe. After Thanksgiving, our daughter Rachel invited us for dinner at her very busy, very chaotic home.  In addition to being a wonderful daughter and mother and wife and acupuncturist, she is an excellent cook.  She … Continue reading

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Lemony Red Lentil Soup

Click here to view recipe. In February, I returned to Seattle after spending a month in Guatemala.  36 hours later, I flew to meet my sisters in the Northern Territory of Canada to see the Aurora Borealis, then returned home … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sink Vegetable Quinoa Bean Stew

Click here to view recipe. This is a filling yet fresh and light soup I made spur of the moment after our eating marathon Thanksgiving weekend.  I mean, after Thanksgiving food, a huge family Friday night meal complete with more … Continue reading

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Rice, Cherry, Squash and Marcona Almond Salad

Click here to view recipe. Ina Garten is my hero.  She’s close to my age which probably means that she actually cooks her food, with or without her cookbooks and cooking show.  When I watch her, it’s like watching myself… … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Scones

Click here to view recipe. I am full into pumpkin gear here!  Once Halloween hits and all through the winter I find cans of organic pumpkin on sale and I really stock up.  Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, or should I … Continue reading

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Olive’s Pecan Pie

Click here to view recipe. At least 20 or more years ago, I was with my late sister-in-law Nancy and we were talking about pecan pie, of all things.  Both Nancy and my husband loved pecan pie and it was … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato “Bruschetta”

Let it be known that I am a huge sweet potato fan as well as a yam lover.   Which do you think is most nutritious, a yam or a sweet potato?  I thought all these years that a yam … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Kindness of Strangers

This post isn’t going to be about food, or sites I have visited or markets in foreign countries. Rather, this is about the kindness of strangers, and what happened to me this week gives me hope that the world has … Continue reading

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Monday Mushroom Barley Soup

Click here to view recipe. I often join the “Meatless Monday” club and try to plan a mostly vegetable-focused dinner when I can. This soup is one of my vegetarian favorites.  I was especially pleased with it recently when I … Continue reading

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