12 Days of Local Christmas: Her Coconess Salted Caramels

A few weeks ago, while touring Filoli and their Holiday Fair, I came across Shelley and her wonderful Chocolate Dipped Salted Caramels. Her Coconess is a brand new business, just started in 2009, right here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and as Shelley explains on her Facebook page, she makes candy confections and delicious

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Menu Plan Monday: Collard Greens

Collard Greens What is wrong with you people? Don’t you know about Collard Greens? Super high in Vitamins A, C and K, manganese, calcium, potassium, iron, and rich in phytonutrients that are thought to fight off cancer, bacteria and infection? Good stuff, people, good stuff. Yet, I ended up with 4 bunches of these greens

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Applesauce in the pressure cooker

Several weeks ago (oh, wow, I think it might have been October!) I wrote about our family visit to Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville. While there, I purchased a bushel of apples, two kinds, Pinova and Golden Delicious. And today I finally got around to making applesauce! With my pressure cooker, it was pretty quick and

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