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About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!

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Whole Wheat Waffles

We wanted to have waffles the other day and were out of all-purpose flour but had some whole wheat pastry flour. After some searching, I put together this recipe, which is a mash-up of a couple different recipes. We liked … Continue reading

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Corn & Peach Salad

This is a recipe I made from Better Homes and Gardens that we liked. I couldn’t find it online, so I am posting it on my blog to keep track of for the future! Corn and Peach Salad Serving Size: … Continue reading

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Roasted Parsnip & Pecorino with Vidalia Onion-Bacon Vinaigrette

Another good one from the Lemonade cookbook! Handy to keep around for when I have parsnips on hand! Roasted Parsnip & Pecorino with Vidalia Onion-Bacon Vinaigrette Yield: 4 cupsIngredients2 lbs. Parsnips (about 8 large), peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced2 TBSP … Continue reading

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Kohlrabi, Granny Smith Apple, Chive & Sesame Oil Salad

This is from the Lemonade cookbook and is decent, although I don’t know if I’d go to the market to get the ingredients just to make this. Seems to be missing some sort of tang. However, will keep the recipe … Continue reading

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Smith Family Burritos

I always thought this recipe was Aunt Ellie’s, but it turns out it was Granny’s, although my dad claims to have been the inspiration, saying that their regular brisket needed some beans added. Smith Family Burritos Prep Time: 20 minutesCook … Continue reading

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Black Bean Salad with Fuyu Persimmon

This recipe came from my Abundant Harvest Organics newsletter. We liked it, but it is especially noteworthy that Gavin’s dad enjoyed it, too. Black Bean Salad with Fuyu Persimmon Ingredients1 can Black Beans, rinsed and drained1-2 Avocados, peeled and cut … Continue reading

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Balsamic Strawberry Gelato

I found this recipe listed in The Week, which found it in the LA Times. I decided to make it because it calls for balsamic vinegar, and I happen to have a small quantity of strawberry white balsamic vinegar that … Continue reading

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Lime Vinaigrette

Another one worth keeping from the Lemonade cookbook. This one is paired with an avocado & cherry tomato salad, but we found that the dressing was the take-away here. Lime Vinaigrette Yield: 1 cupIngredients2 to 3 Limes (juice of – … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomato, Crushed Basil, Fleur De Sel Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

This one is out of the Lemonade cookbook, which I am borrowing from Carrie. Thought I’d post it here so that I can bookmark it for future reference! Heirloom Tomato, Crushed Basil, Fleur De Sel Salad with Basil Vinaigrette Yield: … Continue reading

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