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Crispy Chicken Thighs

March 23, 2017

By Anna Varriano

This is a quick, easy, economical, and delicious way to cook chicken. I first tried it at my brother’s house during one of his famous multi-course farm-to-table gatherings. He has a wonderful hobby farm where he grows loads of gorgeous veggies and also …

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No-Bake Yummy Snack Bars

February 13, 2017

By Anna Varriano

These bars were inspired by one of my nutrition students. She wanted to replace store-bought granola bars with a healthier option, and one night she brought her creation to class to share with all of us. The bars reminded me a bit of my No-Bake Date/Nu …

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Butternut Squash-Leek-Ginger Soup

January 18, 2017

By Anna Varriano

This is one of my favourite soups. The warm flavour combinations are just right for a cold fall or winter day, and it’s loaded with health-boosting nutrients! I hope you’ll try it and enjoy it! Anna You Will Need: a butternut squash 3 or 4 leeks a few …

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Presto! Make Your Own Pesto!

October 26, 2016

By Anna Varriano

I love basil … and all the other ingredients that go into making this delicious pesto. The basil in my garden was spectacular this year! I didn’t want a single leaf of it to go to waste, so I picked it all just before the first frost warning, and in …

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How to Freeze String Beans

August 22, 2016

By Anna Varriano

Does anyone else remember that silly song “Beans in My Ears”? Its chorus started with the lyrics “my mommy said not to put beans in my ears”.   It first became a hit single in 1964 and ended up being banned by some radio stations due to listener compla …

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Grilled Salmon Burger Dinner

May 26, 2016

By Anna Varriano

This dinner was soooo easy and so good!!! Homemade salmon burgers, grilled veggies with a red onion ‘chutney’ and fresh tomatoes…soon to be from the garden (hurray!) that I drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with unrefined sea salt. What You’ll Ne …

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Hearty Beef & Veggie Stew

April 19, 2016

By Anna Varriano

I love crock pot stews. They are easy to make, and you can throw in just about any vegetable you like/have on hand. Get it all ready in the morning and a meal is ready for you when you get back from a day at work … or play! This stew recipe makes eno …

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