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"Good Eats At The Retreats"

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Jim's Vegetable Soup

Caramelize the onions in oil, then add garlic and chopped mushrooms & cook til soft. Add potatoes,  turnips and stock and cook til  soft.
Use a stick blender to puree this soup base.

Add the rest and simmer 2 hours. 


    12 cups chicken broth
    5 cups potatoes, diced
     2 cups turnips, diced
    1/2 cup onions, diced
    1 garlic clove, diced
    1 1/2 cups mushrooms
1 Tbsp olive oil
     tsp balsamic vinegar
     1 Tbsp fresh dill
     2 cups frozen peas and carrots
     salt and pepper as needed



In food processor, puree all til well blended and smooth.

    16 oz can chickpeas, drained
     1 Tbsp
     4 cloves garlic, chopped
     1 tsp ground cumin
     1 lemon,  juiced
tsp sea salt

Rosemary Lentil Soup


Caramelize the onions and garlic in oil, then add all ingredients except seasonings and cook in crock pot on high for 5 hours.

Add the seasonings and cook 30 minutes more
    10 cups water
    1 cup lentils
    1 cup moong dal (or lentils)
1/2 cup onions    
    1 cup each
diced carrots, celery,    
sweet pepper, sweet potatoes
Tbsp Vegetable Better than Bullion
     2 cloves garlic, chopped
tsp turmeric

     2 tsp lemon juice
    1 cup baby spinach
tsp coriander
tsp rosemary 
tsp each sea salt, pepper

Oatmeal Cookies


1 Preheat the oven to 350F.
Mix applesauce, sugar, eggs, vanilla, oats, dates and let sit for 30 minutes.

2 In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients. Add to wet mixture until blended.

3 Grease 2 baking sheets. Drop by Tbsp. Bake about 10 - 15 minutes till brown on edges.

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 c dates
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups rolled oats...half ground to flour
1/2 cup spelt flour
.5 tsp baking soda
.25 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder

Bean, Mushroom
and 2 Potato Casserole


Caramelize the onions in oil, then add  mushrooms and cook 10 min. Add all except cheese to baking dish and bake, covered @ *325 for 45 minutes. Remove cover, sprinkle with cheese and bake at 350* 15 minutes until bubbly.

Serving Size: makes 6 servings


    16 oz refried beans
    16 oz undrained kidney beans
    1 pound mushrooms
    1 cup onions
    1 clove garlic
    tsp olive oil
    large potato, chopped into        
    large sweet potato, chopped
        into cubes
    tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Carrot Cake


Blend wet ingredients.
Add dry ingredients.
Pour into greased 9x13 pan.
Bake @ 325* 45 minutes.

Make icing and frost!

ingredients at room temperature
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 lb butter
3/4 cup confectionery sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
dash salt


3 eggs
1 cup canola oil
3/4 cup crushed pineapple
1 1/2 cups cooked, pureed carrots
2 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 cups unsweetened coconut
1 cup walnuts
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda



Combine rice, 1 egg, garlic, salt and onion powder, Mix well. Press into 9" pie plate sprayed with non-stick coating.

Chose vegetable filling and spread over crust. Mix quiche filling and pour over everything.

Bake 325* 45 minutes or until custard is set (knife inserted comes out clean).


rice crust:
2 cups cooked rice
1 egg
tsp each onion and garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
regular crust:
flour, butter, salt

vegetable fillings

    2 cups baby spinach
    and 2 Tbsp bacos


   1 cup onions
   1 cup chopped mushrooms
   both fried in tsp olive oil

quiche filling:
3 jumbo eggs
1 cup half n half
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
pinch cayenne pepper

Greek Beans


Soak beans overnight. Add vegetables and simmer for 3 hours til beans are soft. Add seasonings and oil.

    1 lb navy beans, rinsed
     1 large carrot, diced

    1 large celery stalk, diced
    1/2 cup diced onion
     1 Tbsp olive oil
tsp each sea salt, paprika

(bourbon liqueur)


Simmer all ingredients except bourbon for 10 minutes (Do not boil). Let cool overnight. Add to bourbon, cover, and let ferment for 30 days. Strain bourbon and bottle.

  1 1/2 cups honey (1 pound)
    2/3 cup water
    1/4 vanilla bean
    nutmeg, cracked roughly
    5 cinnamon sticks
    2 whole cloves
    1 lemon peel CUT IN STRIPS                     (no pith!)
    1 TBSP dry orange peels
                    (no pith!)
    1 liter Wild Turkey bourbon

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We love the VISTA MOTEL for comfort
and the CAPE ANN MOTOR INN for the view.

The CAPE ANN MOTOR INN is 300 steps from our retreat cottage,
so you can park once and walk!

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