Category Archives: DIY

HTML, XHTML & CSS for Dummies

In the past, I have avoided reading books in the Dummies series. I think it has to do with my intellectual pride. Also, there are several things, such as raising chickens, acrylic painting and organic gardening that I’d rather learn … Continue reading

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How to Make + Preserve Jalapeno Jelly

My parents had an abundance of jalapenos in their garden this year. Since my husband was down in Las Vegas for a book signing last week, they sent him back with several pounds from their wickedly spicy harvest. I used … Continue reading

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Cooking from Little House on the Prairie

When I was a kid, my parents bought me The Little House Cookbook, featuring recipes inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books. As a child, I was a die-hard home cook and I came up with a plan: for the next … Continue reading

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Carrot Mango Gelato

Last week I attended a Raw Food cooking demonstration at my local Whole Foods. Chef Stacey Dougan and RAW Mixologist Shane Stewart showed that you can get pretty creative in whipping up tasty raw food dishes. To add to the challenge, everything … Continue reading

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Fresh Stawberry Tart

When I lived in Switzerland, I spent some time working with a company that had nearly 350 employees. That meant that nearly everday it was someone’s birthday, and as per Swiss work culture, that was a cause for celebration. So … Continue reading

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