Creamy Poblano Sauce with Pasta

One year we rented a condo in Cancun, and we had the option of hiring the owner’s cook/housekeeper to prepare our meals. We weren’t sure if that would be a good idea, so we hired her just for a few days. Big mistake–we should have hired her everyday! Our first…

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Motherwort

Let’s talk about about a fairly obscure herb today: motherwort (which means herb for the mother). It’s also known as Lion’s Tail or leonurus cardiaca. True to its name, motherwort has traditionally been used to stimulate uterine contractions and facilitate childbirth. It can also remedy late menstruation, but should be…

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Slow Cooked Beans

You don’t need a slow cooker to slow cook beans. Basically a large pot will do, although you wouldn’t want to leave it on all day if you’re going to be away. Once you’ve tasted beans cooked the slow way, you may never buy canned beans again! These instructions are…

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Baked Scallops

Sea scallops are the large (and more commonly found) type. Bay scallops are very small. You can use either one, but we typically go with the larger ones. Make sure that they’re very fresh and cook them on the same day if possible. You don’t need to do much to…

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