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Hot or Cold zucchini soup

In Dinners, Gardening On September 25, 2014 0 Comments

This is a simple zucchini recipe.  My mom made it for us last month and I loved it.  I don’t know where the recipe originates from.  But if… Read More »

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Busy Day Cake

In Desserts, Kid-Friendly On September 21, 2014 0 Comments

This cake’s name is the truth.  My son really wanted to make a cake today and I felt busy with house chores like gardening and cleaning.  So I… Read More »

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Growing Garlic

In Gardening On August 18, 2014 0 Comments

The rule with garlic is this: plant it on October 15th and Harvest it July 15th.  My Dad taught me that and he follows it yearly and his garlic… Read More »

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Fig Lemon Nutmeg Preserves

In Uncategorizied On August 4, 2014 0 Comments

I am delighted to say that I was welcomed to pick figs again from my neighbor’s trees.  They have 4 huge king fig trees lining the alley and… Read More »

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Easy Zucchini Quiche

In Breakfast, Dinners, Gardening On August 3, 2014 0 Comments

This recipe was given to me by my mom.  She fed it to my family once last summer and we loved it!  It’s a great way to use… Read More »

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Pickling beans and zucchini

In Gardening, Snacks On August 2, 2014 0 Comments

Well as the saying goes, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”  How about when life gives you strange mutated squash?  Make PICKLES!  :)   I have been… Read More »

For this one I prepared some whole wheat spaghetti noodles in advance.  I par boiled or blanched the snow peas and carrots.  Sliced fresh red bell pepper and green onions.  The dressing was a mixture of apple cider vinegar, sesame seed oil, powdered ginger, garlic, red chili pepper flakes, soy sauce, sesame seeds, and

The perfect “other” salad and how to dress it.

In Dinners, Gardening On July 11, 2014 0 Comments

Move over lettuce, you are no longer the star of the show!

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Creamy Crunch Bars with raspberries

In Desserts On July 5, 2014 0 Comments

These bar cookies can be made with many different kinds of fruit, as well as jam.  I have raspberries growing like weeds in my backyard, so naturally I… Read More »

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Strawberry Jam

In Gardening, Snacks On June 12, 2014 0 Comments

Oh my gosh you guys, I did it!….I switched to pectin….Holy Cow, what was I waiting for ?!  This stuff works wonders.  Instead of cooking the hell out… Read More »

Remove the SCOBY before drinking.  Serve over ice if desired, or with added fruit juice for flavor.  We enjoy ours as is, with nothing else added.

Making Kombucha at home

In Uncategorizied On June 10, 2014 0 Comments

Well, our newest obsession has been making (and drinking) our own Kombucha.  Kombucha is fermented tea.  You know, like how Kefir is fermented milk and Sauerkraut is fermented… Read More »