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Fresh strawberries ready to be devoured with some homemade whipped cream

Strawberries & Fresh Whipped Cream

Humor me as I'm on the hunt for creative ways to entertain my household of 8 during quarantine! We have made homemade whipped cream almost everyday for the last week for dessert. My seven-year old son Percy has become enchanted with cooking during Corona so we decided to host our

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Nut Butter

Last week, a friend inquired how the Mason clan was doing during Corona. She said, "I cannot imagine what it would be like in a house full with six children, husband and four dogs, cooking three meals a day, managing all the laundry, and home-schooling to boot! I giggled. It's

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Green Curry Soup

I literally dream about this yummy green curry soup from a favorite restaurant in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It arrives to the table, an aromatic emerald green broth in a large white pottery bowl, perfectly spiced and loaded with fresh herbs and a slice of lime. Recently, I decided to free-style

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Grain Bowl

The latest culinary craze goes by many names: Ancient Grain Bowl, Buddha Bowl, California Bowl, Rainbow Bowl, Sunshine Bowl. For me, the bowl provides a blank canvas to be creative with flavors, healthy ingredients and lots of color! When I am creating a bowl for lunch or dinner, I start

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French Lamb

This week was my son Charlie's seventeenth birthday and he requested rosemary encrusted lamb chops for his special dinner! I am not a fan of the traditional accompaniment of mint jelly so I serve my lamb with a mint pesto! It is the piece de resistance! This is a simple preparation

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Strawberry Galette

There is an organic strawberry farm in Nashville called The Green Door Gourmet. Every Wednesday night in the spring they invite the community to come and pick the sweetest organic strawberries. The strawberries steal the spotlight in this recipe. You will not find an easier, fail-proof dessert! Any berry combination

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Spring Pesto

It's Spring! This is probably the most delicious and requested recipes in my repertoire. I usually make a double batch and freeze half for the days when I am in a pinch for time, but want to make sure my family has a healthy, delicious dinner. By August, I will

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Steak Frites

Steak Frites is a French bistro classic, and a special treat at the Mason household. It has only been in the last several years that we have slowly included grass-fed, grass-finished meat back into our diets. After Charlie’s cancer and reading The China Study, fruits and vegetables remain my ingredients

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Rosebud Apples

Apples are a miracle food and your grandmother’s old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” is sage advice! They are loaded with phytonutrients, antioxidants, and fiber to promote optimal health. Studies have found that apples reduce inflammation in our bodies and cortisol levels in our brain. Apples

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Autumn Ratatouille

This Summer, I was gifted with the chance to spend a couple of days in Bordeaux, France with the well-known French chef and cookbook author, Mimi Thorisson. The moment I stepped through the doors of 1, rue de Loudenne, I received a first-hand lesson on how to live soulfully, French

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