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Kathryn Vaughn’s Star Trek Chili

1/2 to 3/4 package of Gardein Beefless Ground 1 can  (15 oz.) Simple Truth organic tri-bean blend 1 can  (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with green chilies 1/4 cup each of red, green, yellow, and orange peppers, and frozen corn Large shallot, sliced thin Garlic, large clove sliced thin Generous sprinkling
Posted  on October 24, 2017
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Ginger’s Blog: Dogs, People, and Mom

My mother is an exceptionally thoughtful person. She’s one of those who will remember you mentioning something you saw in a store window and admired, or wanted to buy. She keeps those little conversation pieces in the back of her brain. Then when it comes time for a birthday or
Posted  on October 18, 2017
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Ginger’s Blog: Spiders, Bugs, and Me

(If you don’t like spiders, scroll carefully. There’s a picture of one at the bottom of this page.) I am a self-proclaimed arachnophobe. I have had an almost paralyzing fear of spiders since a very young age. I find it interesting that I have absolutely no fear of snakes. I
Posted  on September 19, 2017
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Ginger’s Blog: Providence

Providence. It’s a word that doesn’t really get used that often anymore. Maybe people don’t believe in it. Maybe we’re all too busy to even recognize it when we see it. But today, providence hit me like a gentle brick wall. I had just set out on the sidewalk from
Posted  on August 7, 2017
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Ginger’s Blog: You Can’t Be Too Careful

You’ve heard the news stories about how bad the blue green algae is this year and how sick it can make you and your pets if you get into water with those algae floating in it. That sort of news certainly gives me a healthy dose of fear and caution.
Posted  on July 15, 2017
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Ginger’s Blog: Grand Canyon Adventure

Recently, I came across a photo that instantly moved me to tears. It was of someone’s Australian Cattle Dog with his legs propped up on a barrier overlooking the Grand Canyon. (To see it, click here.) You might be able to guess why this photo had such an emotional effect.
Posted  on June 20, 2017
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Chef Rod and Ginger Welcome You to Wine Wednesday

Every month is a good month to drink wine, but with June comes the opportunity to break out a nice, crisp, refreshing bottle of chilled white, sit out on your deck with friends, and enjoy watching the fireflies light up at twilight. If you’re looking for that good bottle of
Posted  on June 2, 2017
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Ginger’s Blog: My Morning Glories

Flower season is here and I couldn’t be happier. The past few years I have started morning glories from seed. Some of last year’s are pictured here. This year’s seedlings look to be the best yet, and I just transplanted them outside this week. Already they seem healthy and growing
Posted  on May 20, 2017
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Try Two New Wines on Wine Wednesday

Another new month brings another two new wines to sample and enjoy at Wine Wednesday at Bonefish Grill, next to West Towne Mall. I couldn’t be more excited about May’s wine offerings, because they both come from one of my favorite vineyards: Coppola Vineyards in California. Yes, you know  Francis
Posted  on April 27, 2017
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Ginger’s Blog: Heartland Farm Sanctuary

Ever since I can remember, I have always loved animals. When I was three, my parents bought me a Persian kitten for my birthday. I named him Frosty. That cat would let me do whatever I wanted to him, and he was just so patient and sweet to me. We
Posted  on April 13, 2017