Add “Magic” to Homemade Chicken Soup

Homemade Soup should be the signature of every thrifty cook.  It doesn’t need to start with the can opener humming or the popping lid of a grocery store ready to heat gourmet soup.  These convenient soups have their place, but do not contribute to your culinary skills.  The word “Magic” is used to describe a Read more about Add “Magic” to Homemade Chicken Soup[…]

Purple Cauliflower: Edible “Bouquet” from Vashon Island WA

Vashon Island is a travel destination reached by a 20 minute ferry boat ride from Seattle, WA.  Notable commercial growers and small organic grower operations provide a cornucopia of fruits, vegetables  and flowers to local markets and farmer’s markets.  My sister sent me a special gift packed in my husband’s carry-on luggage.  She was a bit mysterious about it while noting, “be sure and refrigerate it”.  Indeed, (upon unwrapping) it was the most beautiful colored vegetable I had ever seen.  It was like a Purple “Bouquet” of flowers….except  […]