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Site Changes And A Spin-Off Iron Site

I have woefully neglected this site as I have worked hard to build a spin-off website devoted to iron rich foods. Do take a look at this site. It was inspired by all of the interest in iron and food that I received on this site. The new iron site is only six months old…

Happy Easter!

Easter always seems to sneak up on me and this year so did the concept that we need two Easter baskets. “Oh no, two?” “How exciting! Two!” We actually had two baskets last year as well when Alastair was just a few months old. In fact the basket pictured was his with a few flowers…

Showcase your extra virgin olive oil with this marinated tomato salad

A marinated tomato salad with peppers, onions, olives, garlic, capers and more is the perfect way to showcase your favorite unrefined extra virgin olive oil. We have had this particular tomato salad on warm summer evenings on our back deck overlooking the Sequoia National Forest. Red wine and a piece of sourdough bread dipped in…

Merry Christmas! We’re all going to make it…

` The sun is rising over the high Sierra on this Christmas morning, the coffee is hot, and seven-year-old Frederick missed the memo that children get up at 4 a.m. on Christmas morning. Good for us! Merry Christmas to you. I hope you are having a great holiday season. Holidays are wonderful and they are…

On the road

We’ve been on the road and just about every piece of technology has broken down. It hardly matters, though: We have enjoyed Sacramento and Davis. We caught the farmers market in Davis on Wednesday night and will catch it again in the morning. The Davis market has great prices on beautiful-looking food, a good bit…

Bloggers, post your blog here

I have really enjoyed reading blogs by people entering the contest and I need to get more organized. I think I’ll put them all in Google Reader together to keep track. I know I am missing some, so please put your blog on this post so I can add it. Should I ever get really…

New banner and even supplement give-aways

Here in California in this unseasonably mild June, I have finally found the time to ask a very nice guy named John to makeover the banner for this blog. Rather than featuring a 60-year-old woman from stock photography, I have included pictures of us here on our property. You may note from the banner that…

Here’s the beef

I was looking through old posts and found this one posted over a year ago that made me laugh. It makes reference to the Chino slaughter house case and discusses one of my favorite foods: beef. But as was the case over one year ago, the whole reason for the post is the picture at…

All is well

I know some people get concerned about me when I don’t post given my past postpartum depression experience. I am really doing very well and will do a proper update soon (hopefully). I’ve added my Facebook profile info to the navigation bar. FInd me there for the really exciting updates (like “Amanda Rose is watching…

Contract season is over

Just a quick PSA here to announce that the work I actually get paid for is finished for the season. I have nothing at all whatsoever scheduled for e next seven months except apparently having a baby. Of course, when I say “nothing at all whatsoever” that excludes trade shows for the business, other business…

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