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Cranberry Pear Crisp

There are two versions of this- the one with sugar, the one with more natural sweeteners.  The one pictured here was made by our fifteen year old, and she actually combined the two- she put sugar in the fruit, but sprinkled the top with the oat, date mixture. 1 package, 12 ounces cranberries (3 cups)2 […]

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Cranberry Orange Relish

12 ounces cranberries1 orange1 cup of sugar Wash the orange. Slice the orange and remove any seeds. Don’t peel it. Put about half the orange and half the cranberries in the food processor and pulverize- or use your hand chopper.Put the chopped oranges and cranberries in a bowl, add the other half and repeat.Combine in […]

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Ginger Pear Crisp

Original: * 6 pears, peeled and sliced (We don’t peel the pears; too much work, especially when the peel is actually quite good)* 1 TBSP ground ginger* 1/2 C. brown sugar* 2 tsp ground cinnamon* 2 TBSP butter, cut into bits Topping:* 1/4 c. flour (we used freshly ground whole wheat)* 3/4 c. oats* 1/4 […]

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Strawberry Soup

This is absolutely the perfect lunch for hot and muggy days. 1 bag frozen strawberries (just under a pound, we think)3 pints sour cream (fat conscious types can use plain yogurt)3/4 cup pineapple juice3/4 cup white sugar3/4 cup watersix ice cubes Mix this all in a blender until well blended. Ladle into bowls and serve […]

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Mulberry Rhubarb Shortcake

Mulberry Rhubarb Shortcake 2 1/2 cups mulberries1 1/2 cups rhubarb, diced1 1/4 cups white sugar1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour1 tablespoon butter1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract 8 Shortcakes (basically slightly sweet biscuits, split in half) DIRECTIONS:Combine ingredients. Microwave until rhubarb is soft.Chill, pour over shortcakes. Top with whipped cream if desired.—————————————————————————Other ways to use […]

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