Pumpkin Beer Bread

One of the nice things about doing a local Farmer’s market this past summer, was getting to know the other growers, entrepreneurs, and makers in our area. They are, without exception, people who work hard, and take a lot of pride in the products that they produce. We are, as you know if you read here very often, big believers in sourcing food as locally as possible, whenever possible ....more

Homemade Greek Yogurt

I love yogurt, especially Greek yogurt. Thick, creamy, rich – yum. And, it’s really good for your tummy ....more

Butternut Sausage Soup

Looking back over the recipes on my blog by the month, this time of year, everything seems to be orange. And I am okay with that! Pumpkins are orange, winter squash is orange, even oranges are orange ....more

Essential Oil Facial Scrub

It will surprise no one who knows me that I have begun to develop Essential Oils recipes. I just can’t help myself. No matter what we are talking about, I never stop thinking about better ways to do things ....more

Lemony Carrot Muffins

We are getting this first snow of the year as I am writing this today. Just some flurries, and I doubt we will see much in the way of accumulation, but still. The day it first snows is not my favorite day of the year ....more

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