Zucchini Oat Bread

As is always the case, October is roaring in and establishing very rapidly that summer is over. Done, fini, a time remembered, rather than lived in presently. No frosts yet, though that might change before this week is out ....more

Jalapeno Garlic Dill Pickles

I think this is the busiest time of year for any gardener. As the summer winds down, we have to get everything put up for winter – currently that consists mostly of squishing tons of tomatoes into various jars and running the canner for hours every day. I try to mix of what I am making, so it doesn’t become too tedious – today it’s crushed tomatoes ....more

Marinated Tomato Salad

I am writing to you from the land of grandchildren today! It’s a happy place, if a bit tiring exhausting at times. We are minding our granddaughter Evelyn, while her baby brother Micah gets born – fun times for all ....more

Essential Oils – Take My Free Class!

I know that a lot of people who read my blog regularly, have already noticed my new fascination with Essential Oils. And like the header over there to the right says, if you found something that made an enormously positive change in your life, wouldn’t you want to tell everyone about it? Just a few months ago, I was at an all-time low point in my life, both physically and mentally ....more

Raspberry Preserves {no pectin recipe}

It has been a might busy summer around here. A good busy though. In addition to having a bigger garden and selling at the Farmer’s Market, we found a new church that we are trying, I got into essential oils [okay, that should probably say I became instantly obsessed with essential oils!] and now, any day, we expect to be called suddenly to drive 3 hours south to watch our granddaughter while her little brother gets born! ...more

Lemony Dill Hummus

…with Cucumber Dippers! Hi there! I am picking my head up from the pails that contain our farmer’s market produce to put this fantastic recipe together for you! ...more

Spicy Zucchini “Fries”

We have had a pretty busy summer here at Creekside. I’m not exactly sure how Larry had time to ever go to work before he retired, because it seems like every day is filled to overflowing. Our latest adventure is that we have become vendors at a local market in my hometown ....more

Why I LOVE Essential Oils

It’s very simply, really. Essential oils gave me my life back. That sounds incredibly dramatic, I know ....more

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Summer certainly took it’s time finding us this year. Now that it is here, in all it’s hot, steamy, Upstate New York glory, there is no better time for some Strawberry Cheesecake Ice cream. The strawberries have been really good this year – sweet, juicy and, locally at least, huge ....more

3 Light Summer Salads

I know that I have been scarce here on the blog lately. Lots of you have been regular visitors though, and I am grateful and so pleased that you find good information here, even when I am so often absent. Things are getting better, day by day ....more