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Berry Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Pancakes are weird. The concept of them is so much more intriguing than the actual eating. Or maybe it’s me that’s weird, not the pancakes. Regardless, since Brian and I stopped eating sugar and flour six months ago, pancakes became inconsequential. I could finally let go of the quest for the perfect recipe. Or could I? There are some mornings–few
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Picadillo Stuffed Chile Rellenos

February 27, 2017 – The inspiration to make Picadillo Stuffed Chile Rellenos popped into our heads while discussing a new Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Bower’s Museum in Santa Ana, CA (one we hope to get to next weekend). Some twenty-years ago, we picked up a cookbook featuring a collection of Frida Kahlo recipes, Frida’s Fiestas, put together by
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Ketogenic Diet for Migraine

February 25, 2017 – Well hello! It’s been a while since I’ve paid any attention to this blog. In fact, it’s been TWO YEARS. During that time, we’ve done a lot of fun things with our Yucca Valley homestead, TWO CROWS, which I’ll post soon. But the most significant thing that’s happened during that time is finding a
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PRODUCTS: Kitchen Outfitting with Made in USA!

Remember back when you first moved into a place of your own? Such freedom! No one to judge how late you stayed out. Getting to choose what you buy at the grocery store (my first “mom-wouldn’t-approve” purchase was a jar of maraschino cherries, of which I ate the whole thing and promptly got sick. Guess mom was right). I
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Almond Cinnamon Frappe!

Yeah baby! I’ve found a new favorite snack, and it’s a healthy one! (Be warned… Health goes out the window on my next post, a fried pie recipe). I like the idea of smoothies as an occasional meal replacement, but too heavy on the fruit and I feel jittery, even when I add greens. I
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TWO CROWS: Little Stuff

Good news. I think we’ve finally settled on a kitchen tile. Granted, we haven’t ordered yet, so things I suppose could change, but I think we’re both sick of making ourselves crazy over it. After looking through all of the online samples of VCT, we both agreed on the Stonetek because it seems kind of
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TWO CROWS: The Work Begins

Buying a house and then immediately hitting the road for two weeks isn’t easy. Don’t get me wrong, our trip was fun. Especially our two night stay in this 150-year-old log cabin in Tennessee. But our hearts and minds were with Two Crows, so much so, that we left Nashville Thursday morning, and got to
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TWO CROWS: EsCROW Closed!

AUGUST 16, 2014 Escrow closed AT LAST, making Two Crows officially ours!! Of course, the house closing comes right when we were supposed to hop on our motorcycles and ride to Nashville. We’ve made the difficult decision to leave the motorcycles at home, and take the truck instead. We had a load of stuff to take
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TWO CROWS: The Beginning

JULY 13, 2014 We’ve been hankering for a getaway, somewhere far enough out of the SoCal madness, yet close enough we can escape for the weekend. For months now, we’ve been visiting old Homestead properties around Joshua Tree, Wonder Valley, Morongo Valley, and Yucca Valley, trying to find the perfect place to call our home away
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RECIPE: Homemade Corn Tortillas

  In our Townhomestead, corn tortillas are more of a staple than bread–which makes sense considering Brian loves tacos more than anything, except maybe motorcycles. And of course, me, right, Brian? Problem is, nearly ALL commercial corn tortillas have gums or other migraine causing additives, so a couple of years ago he took on the task
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RECIPE: Beef Stroganoff-ish Soup

This month, the Dirty Biker hit the road for a couple of weeks to work on our Winslow building project, otherwise known as the 66 Motor Palace… …plus he had a meeting in San Antonio, so of course when he walked through the Townhomestead doors last Thursday I threw my arms around him in a mad,
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