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Notes From Europe: Back at Oma’s Home

Jul 31, 2018

I’m writing today from the terrace overlooking my mother-in-law’s well tended garden. It bursts with blossoms of every color and the stone path leads to vegetable beds that, with care and nurturing, have produced an abundance of goodness for over fifty-five years. At the moment, the tomatoes hang heavy on their vines and the salad all begs to picked. Like many parts of the world, spring came earlier this year and now at the start of August, daytime temperatures soar…

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Vegan Zucchini Fritters

Jul 31, 2018

This is a handy recipe to have around when there happens to be a few assorted vegetables but not enough of anything to make a full meal. These fritters have become a family favorite for sure and there is never a leftover in sight. That was even true today when we doubled the recipe in an attempt to use up more veggies from the garden! Basic Ingredients 4 cups shredded zucchini (about 4 medium-size zucchini) – sub out for any…

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The People You Might Meet

Jul 23, 2018

The retreat I led early on this month was held at La Maison du’ Cedre owned by Jean and Marie. Over the course of my days on their property I came to appreciate the beautiful gardens of their place as well as the warmth and hospitality the couple exude. Seeing copies of their books I grew quite interested in the work they did as practitioners. When we ran into them days later at the Lavelanet market, they invited us to…

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Creamy Lemon Zucchini Soup

Jul 23, 2018

It happens to be every gardener’s dilemma this time of year – what to do with all the zucchini? It’s impossible to have too many recipes for zucchini. Apparently it is an international problem as well because our neighbors down the road gifted us with a basket full last Sunday morning. Moments later, a summer storm rolled across our mountain top and rain and soup just happen to be a favorite combination of mine. With a little improv from spices…

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My Version of France

Jul 16, 2018

When I share with fellow Americans that I am spending a month in France I can only imagine what must come to mind. Images of bustling outdoor cafes, rich meals, baguettes, pastries, exquisite cheeses, shopping and yes some of the best wines in the world. While there is nothing wrong with this part of French culture, if you know me at all, you can guess that this would not be my French experience, 😉 There was a time, twenty five…

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Herbed Polenta

Jul 16, 2018

I love to work with recipes that are easily modified and polenta certainly fits in that category. This particular version can be eaten creamy almost porridge like or firm and cut into slices. Even the slices themselves can be served as is, pan roasted in a small amount of olive oil, grilled briefly on a bbq or under an oven broiler. As you can see, there are plenty of options to choose from and you will want to select a…

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Lauren’s Kitchen: Detox Slaw

Nov 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

This slaw has become a mainstay in the Hubele house the past two weeks as I have played around with different ingredient combinations. Clearly no one has tired of it as I am sure I would have heard some rumblings. Quite frankly everything I added only made it better, so what you are getting here is the full compliment. Feel free to eliminate what you might not have on hand or replace with another suitable veg. What I appreciate most is that I can make a sizable batch and it keeps for up to two days. I’m sharing it during the holidays because this fresh, nutrient dense slaw is the absolute perfect antidote to any “accidental” over indulging you might encounter.…

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My Version of France

Jul 16, 2018 | 2 Comments

When I share with fellow Americans that I am spending a month in France I can only imagine what must come to mind. Images of bustling outdoor cafes, rich meals, baguettes, pastries, exquisite cheeses, shopping and yes some of the best wines in the world. While there is nothing wrong with this part of French culture, if you know me at all, you can guess that this would not be my French experience, 😉 There was a time, twenty five years ago, when that list served as my guide. I sought out all of the above in addition to the best café au lait and of course meringues! However, since I am now living a different chapter of my life,…

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Herbed Polenta

Jul 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

I love to work with recipes that are easily modified and polenta certainly fits in that category. This particular version can be eaten creamy almost porridge like or firm and cut into slices. Even the slices themselves can be served as is, pan roasted in a small amount of olive oil, grilled briefly on a bbq or under an oven broiler. As you can see, there are plenty of options to choose from and you will want to select a version that best fits the accompanying dish. It’s a bright sunny day in the Midi Pyrenees and after yesterday’s trip to the market I have made my Aubergine dish once again. It has sat overnight in the fridge allowing the…

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