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Recipe – Diane’s Grape Salad

My friend Diane facebooked me and told me she was taking my Cranberry Orange Sauce with Walnuts and Grape Salad to her son’s tomorrow. I’d never heard of grape salad. When I learned it had broccoli in it, I had to get the recipe. Sounds deeeeeelish! Thanks, Didy!

Grape Salad

1 Cup broccoli florets […]

Recipe – Hot Chai Almond Milk

Briden Wilson Farm has newly harvested live, unpasteurized almonds for sale. Their Nonpariel almonds are large, sweet, and crunchy – perfect for making almond milk. You can get them at

If you like Chai tea, here’s a recipe that’s great for bedtime, is full of protein and enzymes, and is sugar free. To […]

Recipe – Oriental Chicken Salad

Karen Lynch gets the credit for this great salad. Her recipe has travelled around the USA because it’s so delicious. I first had it when my friend Jeani Zam made it for us; yesterday my friend Betty made it for a pot luck meal. With or without chicken, it always is a hit at parties […]

Recipe – Swiss Chard with Raisins and Almonds

Here’s the final (for now) installment of chard recipes. They’re all good.

3 Tbsp. olive oil 2 tsp minced garlic 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 1/2 cup golden raisins 3 Tbsp. lemon zest 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp sea salt 2 lbs Swiss chard, spinach or beet greens 3 Tbsp toasted slivered almonds

In a […]

And the Almond Tree Shall Flourish

Briden Wilson Farm's Almond Orchards, photo by Tom Dafoe

Isn’t this a beautiful photo? It’s one of Tom Dafoe’s photos of his family farm. He and his wife own and operate Briden Wilson Farm, suppliers of beautiful, live, non pasteurized almonds. His Facebook page (Home Grown Almonds) has some really great photos […]

Live Almond Soaks

I wanted to photograph these almonds this morning to show you the difference between live soaked and sprouted almonds on the left, unsoaked live almonds from Briden Wilson farms in the center, and commercially available Diamond pasteurized almonds, on the right.

Let’s start with the Diamond almonds we […]

Recipe – Almond Milk

The Almond Tree Flourishes

I was first turned on to raw almond milk in the 1970’s. The great nutritionist and whole live food champion Grace Bliss extolled its virtues, and I remember being served almond milk with our breakfast cereal at our ministry’s headquarters. When the almonds are live and soaked for 12 hours, […]