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Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Right now we’re all working hard packing and getting ready for our long flight to Sweden. The fridge and freezer are almost empty. Today’s lunch was soup and homemade focaccia bread; a perfect meal to set out on our journey.  2 packages active dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 3/4 …

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Workout with Kids

By Fredrica Syren Ever since becoming a mom, I have found that getting my exercise in is a bit of a challenge. Since the birth of my second child, it has been almost impossible to get my workout done without taking away time from the kids. I could feel the …

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Moroccan Spiced Lentils

My gosh, we have a very sick crew here and funny thing is we all have come down with different illnesses. I have a bad cold, Bella has pink eye and an ear infection, Noah has a stomach bug and is throwing up and James foot hurts. Since we’re leaving …

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Slavery, Chocolate and Fair Trade

By Asha Kreiling Oh, chocolate! I’m not ashamed to admit that I am a chocolate fiend. I love all kinds of chocolate and all things chocolate flavored: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate covered raisins and almonds, chocolate chip cookies, brownies — you name it. What I am not too proud …

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Sweet Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are among our favorite beans. I have to admit that I do not cook pinto beans very often because they take long too cook (1,5 hours). But yesterday when I saw that I had a bag of them I decided to bite the bullet and make a version …

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Growing Potatoes in Pots

By Fredrica Syren Growing potatoes is so much fun, and they taste way better than store bought potatoes. Most people believe you need a huge space to grow them, when, as a matter of fact, potatoes grow very well in pots. I actually have had more luck with cultivating my …

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Warm Nectarine Sundae

Like I said in a previous post, I’ve been enjoying eating local nectarines. Last night I made a fun dessert with warm honey nectarines served with vanilla coconut ice cream. It was a perfect combination of warm and cold. 1 cup sliced nectarines, peel off 1 tbsp. butter 1 tbsp. …

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Sunrise Powerlink

 By Kim Robson Sunrise Powerlink (SPL) is the lyrical name given to a new 120-mile-long electrical transmission route currently under construction in eastern San Diego County. Owned by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, the SPL is designed to bring renewable energy from the solar and wind …

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Lentil and Cashew Curry

One of Isabella’s friends became a big sister two weeks ago and her class arranged for parents to volunteer cooking for the family. Off course I jump on that and made them a curry dish. I know curry can sound a little spicy for kids, but I make it mild. …

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Ocean Is Getting Warmer and We’re To Blame

By Fredrica Syren I am always angered when people question whether or not global warming is man-made. It makes sense, doesn’t it, that we pollute our planet and it’s dying in return? So when I found an article on MSNBC, I was not surprised at all that our oceans are …

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