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Max Arteaga Blue Cheese Pineapple Sauce -truly – its amazing!

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 Max Arteaga  Blue Cheese Pineapple Sauce   Max is our farm manager  – and is an amazing cook, florist and handyman – and he and his family are friends since he has worked for us for 34 years. A beautiful … Continue reading

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Little Farm Mango Chutney

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 We have lots of mangoes growing in our farm – and with the recent storms we found 6 of them on the ground in the mud. We washed them off, peeled and cut them and VOILA! MANGO CHUTNEY!  Here is … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Quinoa and Couscous Chicken Casserole in the Slow Cooker

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 Slow cookers seemed to be made for cooking beans, tomatoes, rice or quinoa or grains of any kind. I made this gluten free for a young friend who was going to be visiting and it came out so well that … Continue reading

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Changing your favorite recipes into slow cooker recipes!

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 ALLRECIPES is a great website and I got this fabulous tip from them – here is the link: http://dish.allrecipes.com/recipes-tips-convert-slow-cooker/?prop26=whatscooking&prop25=5387083448&prop27=2017-01-19&did=121929-20170119&eaid=13631981&hid=3dd8bf9f54f4e4b1d93019915ccd0696fe74e136 If you have a favorite stovetop or oven recipe that you wish you could make in the slow cooker? If it … Continue reading

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Love making birthday cakes for our grandkids

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 Jonah turned 8 this year! And he loves candy. So by his request I made a candy cake – ie a vanilla cake with white frosting and tons of sprinkles, lollipops, jelly beans, marshmallows hidden in the center and Scooby … Continue reading

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Had no electricity for a few hours – ohh my -we are SO dependent on the grid!

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 For a few hours yesterday ( with all the bad storms in California) we were without electricity. OH MY we are so dependent on the grid – scary how vulnerable we are to sabotage and what damage it could do … Continue reading

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Vegetable Slow Cooker Cholent

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This is the perfect low calorie filling comfort food for cold wintry evenings. I have modified a recipe that is often prepared on Friday afternoons and left to cook in the slow cooker through Saturday lunch until ready to serve. … Continue reading

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Tres Leches Cake

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 I tried this recipe a few times until I gave up – the amounts just didn’t work – the cake pan was too big, and the liquids appeared too runny. So I turned to Betty Crocker – and voila! Her … Continue reading

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Prime Rib from freezer to oven to table -no defrosting involved!

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This sounds crazy but it works! If you decide at the last minute to make prime rib – you need 2.5 hours! However if you were going to defrost the meat you would need at least a day! So I … Continue reading

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Chicken Curry South African Style

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South Africans love curry. So do folks from the UK. South Africa has a large and prosperous Indian community ( you may recall that Gandhi lived there for a while). So curry is part of the normal menu in a … Continue reading

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