GROUND CHERRY & SAUSAGE GALETTE w/RYE CRUST

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If you saw my last post on a ground cherry recipe, you know that I had no idea what this fruit was when I grew it in my garden this year. But it has turned out to be a winner and I’m pretty darn thrilled that I gave it a shot!

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CHEESECAKE FOR CHARLIE

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My son loves cheesecake. It is probably his all-time favorite dessert. He used to have an insatiable sweet tooth. But these days he tries to stick to healthier food. He’s not great at it, but he takes it seriously, so he gets better and better at it all the time! And I want to support his efforts, so I made him a ‘whole food plant based’ cheesecake for his birthday ❤

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HOW HUMANS CAN GET THE MOST OUT OF THE FALL SEASON

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Fall is when we need our inner-industriousness to be at peak performance. It is time to harvest and store all of the proceeds from our spring planting. Time to put away enough sustenance to last us throughout the upcoming winter season.

If you are not a gardener, you may be thinking ‘But Diane, I have no harvest to process. And I will simply purchase my ‘sustenance’ at the local supermart this winter’. I get it. This is the way the bigger part of the world turns.

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CHAGA MUSHROOM ~ THE MOOD BOOSTER

Mushrooms always fascinated me. I was always telling myself that I would take the class, do the walk, and/or read the book. But it rarely happened.

And then one day, I shut down the procrastination and I set about the business of learning more about these fungal wonders 😉

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3 DAYS WITH MOONSTONE

Moonstone is a healing crystal that I have been close to for some time now. I have used her to make a sleep elixir for about 13 years.

But that has really been the extent of our relationship thus far. And so, I really looked forward to working with her for this post.

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PERFECT SHRIMP SCAMPI SAUCE ~ A BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM ME TO ME

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You have to love it when you decide that you’re going to tackle learning how to make a dish you adore, and it comes out right the first time around! That shit feels good ❤

My birthday was just a few days ago. And I wanted to have the best shrimp scampi dinner EVER to celebrate!

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WORMWOOD ~ WONDROUS WORMWOOD

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Most of the time I lived in California, I had a wormwood plant by the door of my home. When I moved across the country, I gave my well-loved door guardian to my oh-so-sweet, young neighbor. She loved plants, and I knew she would provide a good home for my beloved wormwood friend.

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SUMACADE ~ A SUMMERTIME HERBAL BEVERAGE YOU’LL LOVE

It has been many moons since I was introduced to sumacade. I can’t even recall who first shared this herbal knowledge with me. But I can see myself standing in the production room in the back of my herbal shop, brewing up this tasty summertime treat for the very first time. And that, like most all of my herbal firsts, is a fond memory ❤

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