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Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant, Seattle, WA

A restaurant review follows, but–first–something that expands the review I’ll be up-front about this: I’ve been looking forward to using the Groupon I bought for Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant a lot more than my husband has. We’re both food adventurers, but … Continue reading

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Adjust for Elevation, and more: salsas!

Next on the roster at the NCHFP is Salsa, but–honestly–I’m not going to devote a lot of space to it. For the most part–with a couple of minor exceptions–the approved salsas follow the same basic pattern: you have vegetable matter–tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Adjust for Elevation, and more: tomatoes!

When it comes to canning tomatoes and tomato-based products, it gets a little trickier. Modern rules set forth by the NCHFP use acid in most tomato-based recipes … with the exception of their age-old recipe for tomato paste. That turn … Continue reading

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What can you do when you have open spaces in your pressure canner?

It happens all the time. You make a batch of something, and it either doesn’t quite make enough jars to fill an entire canner. Or it makes a few over the normal canner load … so you have to run … Continue reading

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Chickpeas in Ginger Sauce :)

I shared this recipe with my friend Sheila this week. Her daughter is a vegetarian, so she’s always looking for new recipes … and I knew she’d like this one. Since she talked about it here on another post, she … Continue reading

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Talking about Spaghetti on one of my canning groups…

… made me head for the pantry … and a jar of spaghetti sauce I’d put up earlier in the year. We made some pasta, cracked it open, and fixed your basic spaghetti stew bowl … one of our favorite … Continue reading

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My Favorite Recipes: Sausage Lentil Soup … with canning instructions, too!

It was a lazy day today, and a look ahead at the weather–with snow coming in by the end of the weekend–makes me crave something warm and yummy. I thumbed open my “soup” folder … and the first thing that … Continue reading

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My Favorite Recipes: Mushroom Stew

My daughter and I were talking a bit ago, and she gave me an idea for a new category here. You see, I probably have 2-3 thousand recipes saved on my computer at this point, recipes I’ve tried and loved … Continue reading

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Adams Stew … another “Cooked in the Jar” favorite

I’m not canning Adams Stew today … but I am eating it. My husband has tomorrow (Monday) off for his New Years holiday, so–after a Sunday of errands, having brunch with friends, etc.–we’re sitting here this evening enjoying a late … Continue reading

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Las Margaritas — Seattle, WA

My husband and I are typical restaurant patrons. If a restaurant’s good, we vote with our wallets … and if a restaurant’s bad, we vote with our feet. There are faaaaaaar too many good-to-excellent restaurants close nearby for us to … Continue reading

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