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Mid East Feast

I don’t know about you, but when the weather is cold and blustery, I like to serve something exotic to make my family forget their blues and “visit” someplace foreign…at least for dinner. The La Honda Country Market has quite … Continue reading

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Avocado Mondo!

I was in Morro Bay, CA, over the weekend and they had an “Avocado and Margarita Festival” on Saturday. Nice idea, yes? Maybe we should have something like that in La Honda. The Zucchini and Zinfandel Festival? The Bruschetta and … Continue reading

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Polenta Stacks

The La Honda Country Market has the most convenient form of polenta around…a tube of goodness that doesn’t even have to be refrigerated and can be found on the same aisle where beans and pasta and such reside in the … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Pasta & Parmesan Chicken Strips

When I joined the low-carb lifestyle two years ago this month, I had no idea how beneficial the elimination of most of the wheat and yeast from my diet would be for my overall health. After all, I was reducing … Continue reading

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Easy Enchiladas

I used to hate making enchiladas. Loved consuming them, hated trying to get them out of the baking dish to serve. What a mess. Talk about lousy presentation on the plate! Until I discovered how easy it is to assemble … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas

(Or at least the twelve gift ideas I came up with) On the first day of Christmas…well, you know how the song goes. But we don’t have twelve days of Christmas anymore, only one. So I figured I’d talk about … Continue reading

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Welcome to my experiment in sustainable community!

My name is Laurie McLean and I am fortunate to be able to live in a hidden jewel of a town an hour south of San Francisco in the coastal mountains rising up from the Pacific Ocean. Because of our … Continue reading

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