Clean out the fridge Pasta Salad

In Dinners On June 8, 2014 0 Comments

It’s getting hot and sunny and we are getting busy around the house, around the city, and having lots of fun. So, for me, it’s time to make… Read More »

Smoked Salmon Chowder

In Dinners On April 23, 2014 0 Comments

I’ve made salmon chowder before, but using smoked salmon is way better than using canned salmon. The smoky salty taste adds some depth to this soup, for sure!… Read More »

Making Brown Sugar at Home.

In Desserts, Kid-Friendly, Snacks On April 21, 2014 0 Comments

Well, since I made my own brown sugar, I’ve received many questions about it. Like, “what’s the difference between raw sugar and brown sugar?”  So I’ve done some… Read More »

The Purple Cabbage

In Dinners On April 14, 2014 0 Comments

As we cruised the local produce market bins and bushels and crates I spotted my favorite color; purple. A bright pile of cabbages were decorating the table of… Read More »

Roasted Tomatoes

In Dinners, Gardening On April 3, 2014 0 Comments

It’s going to be tomato season in a few months.  One of the best homegrown vegetables out there.  Works in plots, pots, and allotments.  Nothing at the grocer’s… Read More »

KaleBerry Smoothie

In Snacks On March 31, 2014 0 Comments

I made this today with my first harvest of kale. It was wintered over, so a bit tough, so my options were to cook it or puree it…. Read More »

Eight Layer Do Si Dos Bar

In Desserts On March 15, 2014 0 Comments

This is a combination of two classic desserts; the “Christmas Crack” and “Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie Bars.”    This was my first experiment with girl scout cookies… Read More »


Celebrating the end of another Winter…

In Gardening On March 9, 2014 0 Comments

My garden is bursting with life already. It makes me very happy. Everything is coming up, new strawberry plants, bulbs, garlic, and even worms! I love it! We’ve… Read More »

2nd place!

In Desserts On March 3, 2014 2 Comments

The girl scout cookie contest has come to an end. I won 2nd place. Thanks to all of YOU for voting for my Trefoils Pinwheels recipe. I deeply… Read More »

Zucchini pancakes

In Dinners, Gardening On March 2, 2014 0 Comments

It’s funny though, during the summer we had SO MUCH yellow summer squash that I started to get very creative with it. I found ways to put it into everything, as most zucchini growers do. So I thought it would be smart to shred and freeze it in 1-2 cup portions, ready for all of these great recipes through out the long winter. However now that it is the long winter, I find that I cannot recall many of the very creative recipes, and furthermore, I’m sort of tired of it and glad for the break.