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Santa Cruz Chili Cook-off

Vegetarian Chili from Chili Cook-off

This is our vegetarian chili from the Annual Santa Cruz Boardwalk Chili Cook-off   I bought my beans from Rancho Gordo through their website, you can substitute beans, but these are the best! Makes 1 ½ gallons chili Prep/cooking time: 2 hours  

minestrone soup

Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Making something from nothing! Vegetable Minestrone Soup… No food in the house, and I didn’t feel like shopping, so I got the idea to make soup. No onions, very few produce… But there was a leek, bell pepper, carrots, and squash from the garden; kale and celery from the last […]

November Garden

Well, it’s early November, and I am still getting produce from my “summer garden.” Leeks, beets and carrots are still growing, I pick them as I need them.      Parsley still grows fully There’s still new patty pan and trombetta squashes growing The last of the tomatoes…    And […]