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February 2015

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4th week of February

We had a little family meeting over our rice pudding breakfast (I had eggs and an orange) this morning.  I asked my sweet children for input on what they would like to see on the menu for the week. At first the ideas were slow to come, but then they got pretty into it.  Unfortunately, I could only use one of their breakfast ideas because most  ...

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Dinner, Entree, Meat, Recipes

Cocoa Rubbed Pork Roast

Last summer we were at our family cabin and had invited friends up for dinner and a hike.  I planned to make pork roast(s) for everyone. The only problem was,  I wasn’t sure how I wanted to cook them.  Spice box to the rescue! While packing I had also thrown in a bag of double dutch cocoa powder, so I rubbed those babies up, my hubby  ...

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Kitchen, Tools, Tricks

My Spice Box

My mom had (and still has) a spice box that she would bring with us when we traveled. I remember helping to pack it up, before we left to London for six months, and using it on many a trip. A couple of years ago, when our family were going to live in California for a summer, I created my own.  It has all the basics, plus a bunch of fancier  ...

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Menus

If I had a Restaurant…

“This would be on the menu.” That is what we say, at our house, whenever someone makes something especially good. I don’t really want to run an eating establishment (other than the one I already run…) but if I did, I’d write out a menu every week, making the most of what was available, especially in-season and  ...

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Random

The K-word

A few years back I joined a CSA and went to pick up my box of fabulous vegetables, grown in my own town, once a week.  I joined because the farmer (who sadly is no longer in business) grew the most delicious heirloom tomatoes and I was tired of only being able to get my hands on them at my favorite restaurants.  I needed some for myself.  As  ...

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Provo, Restaurants

Black Sheep Cafe

Since Black Sheep burst on to the Provo food scene, it has quickly become one of the best places for lunch or dinner.  Warning: it is so popular, we haven’t been able to get a table more than one Friday or Saturday night.  The Navajo-Southwest fusion creates food that is unique and interesting.  I love their use of  ...

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