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If you missed it, my family hosted a Texas-Style Pit BBQ last weekend. In keeping with the spicy, bold flavored theme, I whipped up this red pepper hummus as an appetizer. Pepper predominant as it may be, I have to admit the peppers didn’t come from our garden…Shh! Green peppers just wouldn’t have had the […]

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Some of you may recall this painting I made as a Christmas gift to my pepper-obsessed brother last Christmas.  (Apparently not only do I like to decorate with bananas, but also paintings of vegetables) What this really boils down to is the fact that our garden this year seems to be primarily composed of peppers, […]

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Can someone tell me what’s up with this weather?  I’ll wait. I mean, I guess it’s technically still spring, being May and all, but apparently no one told the weather it’s in California.  Not Seattle.  Or like, somewhere else really rainy with unpredictable cloud cover.  The only saving grace is that all the little garden […]

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Last time we saw our garden, it was in pretty sad shape.  The freak April snow storm really showed the difference between cold-hardy vegetables, and warm-weather vegetables. I’ll never again forget the old gardening advice: “Better to plant late than early.”  So, how are things doing? I love asparagus – steamed, sauteed, or stir-fried, it’s […]

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I was thisclose to titling this post “Heard it through the Grapevine,” but I just couldn’t allow myself to wallow in such a tempting cliche like that.  At least not without reference to the California Raisins.  Which I will also not do.  I won’t even talk about how just typing that made my thoughts jump […]

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