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In Memory of Chandler Groves: A Simple Lesson To Remember

by ali

When my husband Scott and I moved to Copperopolis, a small foothills town on a lake located between San Francisco and Yosemite last spring, we had to take some time to adjust to the quiet of the country after living for 10 years in the thick of bustling Los Angeles. We both work from home […]

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Tortellini in Broth – Simple and Elegant Recipe

by ali

One of the favorites dishes in our household is also one of the most simple recipes we make. We start with a trip to “Italian Disneyland” otherwise known as Roma Italian Market, in Pasadena, which you can read about in detail on my other blog alilovesla.com You stand in line and blissfully taste the cheeses […]

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Valentines Day Gift Ideas: A Recipe for Finding Love in the Kitchen

by ali

Generally, the idea of “Valentine’s Day” makes me gag like a Scandinavian spoonful of lukewarm lutefisk as I consider it a “manufactured” holiday designed to make women feel lonely, men feel abused, and to help restaurants, candy stores, florists, jewelery marts, card makers, makeup manufacturers and diet plans experience the cash infusion they so need […]

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Delicious Date and Radish Soup Recipe

by ali

This Recipe was contributed by our brother in law Jens from Germany while he was visiting over the Christmas Holiday. We had received a giant daikon radish in our Abundant Harvest organic vegetable delivery and didn’t know quite what to do with it. Jens found this recipe online and adapted it to make a vegetarian […]

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Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe

by ali

This is a creamy, savory, salty sweet almost vegetarian lasagna dish that my sister Becky and her husband Jens made this Christmas when they were visiting. I say “almost” vegetarian because we made the addition of Chicken broth to add a bit more richness to the recipe. Ingredients 1 or 2 butternut squash(es) Onions 6 […]

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