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GALTime – Crafting homemade pizzas in Seattle

Written by Community on Apr 26, 2011

My husband is originally from Los Angeles and loves to grill out, rain, shine and even snow. He believes every dish can benefit some way from coals (he’s a purest) or wood, be it savory or sweet. Two weeks ago we were lazing around the house on a weekend, trying to decide what to serve [...]

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Breast Cancer Fund Dinner and Auction

Written by Community on Apr 4, 2011

  I am grateful to be living in a time when I must pay attention.  We have all become more sensitive and knowledgeable about the fact that food plays a major role when it comes to our own health and well-being.  The choices that we make affect our communities and the planet where we play [...]

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Fall Pears and Arugula Salad

Written by TENDER on Oct 11, 2010

Arugula, a spicy salad green also called rocket, is best in the spring and fall. It goes great with pears and this combination makes a simple little salad. Pears, Arugula, Pine Nuts, and Parmigiano-Reggiano Serves 4 to 6 4 ripe Bartlett pears (other varieties are fine as well) Fresh lemon juice Salt and pepper 2 bunches of arugula Extra-virgin [...]

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October: unprocessed

Written by Nancy and Jody on Oct 4, 2010

We met Andrew Wilder at this years’ International Food Blogger Conference  — where we always meet the nicest people — creative, fun, enthusiastic and willing to share. After the conference, Andrew started October: Unprocessed . It is all about eating only unprocessed food during the month of October. What a great idea! Count us in! [...]

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Eating seasonally

Written by TENDER on Sep 13, 2010

                            Eating seasonally really keeps cooking simple.    

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Farmers market fruit makes it more than a wine party

Written by Jody on Aug 30, 2010

 It was such a pleasure to reconnected with a friend after several years and several jobs changes.  What fun that our paths have crossed once again over our love and excitement for food.  Finishing work on a book TENDER: farmers, cooks, eaters with Chef Tamara Murphy and a couple of friends provided a great opportunity to share – she’s [...]

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Time for Peppers

Written by TENDER on Aug 16, 2010

Peppers are definitely the glamour girls of the garden. I love them roasted. Peppers roasted over a fire become sweet and smoky. When they are in abundance at the market, I crank up the barbecue and roast a whole bunch. I like to mix hot and sweet. After the peppers have cooled, I peel them [...]

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Lot and lots of herbs

Written by Community on Jun 28, 2010

A great question –  Hello Tamara, thanks for the idea. I have a ton of mint and oregano, along with other herbs and greens. I don’t dry my herbs, so its nice to think of other ways to use them. Could I leave out the oil, then freeze in ice cubes and add the oil [...]

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A Total Labor of Love

Written by Community on Jun 7, 2010

A month has passed and I have been working diligently on my garden. The herb garden is complete and now awaiting the seeds to sprout. I have purchased some plants (Rosemary, Thyme, Sage) and transplanted the chives, Oregano, and Arugula. The Mason Bee’s are still busy scurrying around the yard and filling their straws with [...]

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