April 2013

Simple Soft Vegan Polenta

April 30, 2013

  Polenta is a lot like great tasting silly putty or play dough. If you leave it to sit and cool, it will harden and hold a shape. That’s why so many plant-based cooks like to use it as a gluten-free substitute for pizza crust, lasagna noodles, or bread. I first learned to cook it […]

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The Miracles Keep Coming. . .

April 26, 2013

As some of you already know, Plant-Based Slow Motion Miracle now has its own page on Facebook, thanks to Susan’s patience with walking me through the process of setting it up. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll go on over and “like” it when you get a chance, and see what’s going on there. […]

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Go, Carrot Dog, Go!

April 20, 2013

Children’s picture book pop quiz: who wrote Go, Dog, Go!?  If you guessed P.D. Eastman instead of Dr. Seuss himself, you are ready to appreciate the quirky delicacy us plant-based eaters call carrot dogs. And if you didn’t guess P.D. Eastman, hang on. You may be convinced once you read the tail–oops, I mean tale– of […]

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Picking Cherries, Part 2: The Power of Refusal

April 16, 2013

I met Abraham last summer at the height of cherry season. I was standing at the cartons of cherries shaded under a tent at the Farmer’s Market, picking some out. He came up to me to ask about my service dog, Romeo, who is a Silken Windhound. His manner was formal, yet gentle. His voice […]

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Picking Cherries, Part 1, and “Dusted” Frozen Cherries

April 12, 2013

The beginning of summer here in my town will be punctuated for me by the ripening of cherries.  Around and often exactly at Summer Solstice, the cherries arrive at the farmer’s market just a couple of blocks from my house: deep dark Bing, rosy Rainier, regal Queen Anne. Around town the old fruit trees once […]

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Garden Fresh “Leftovers” for Lunch

April 7, 2013

Saturday night’s weather forecast predicted we might soon see the sloppy kind of April snow showers we get a lot of around here. So far only more rain. But on Saturday, in between rain, the wind blew the clouds off to the east and the north, and the sun came out. It was the kind […]

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Signs of Spring (and Lemony Kale Pesto)

April 5, 2013

For now, anyway, it looks like we’re getting an early Spring on the Palouse. Of course, in this microclimate the weather could turn on a dime, and the ground be covered with snow in late or mid-April. But for now, it’s here. While I can’t gather ye rosebuds while ye may just yet, since my roses haven’t even […]

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Reflections on Directions

April 1, 2013

I am a person people ask directions of.  Always have been.  It’s been the case that any time  I bicycled or walked down a street, cars would slow to ask me where they were or where they were going.  Amazingly, I always knew. When I became mostly confined to my house years ago, I thought […]

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