Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
After a successful winter garden, my daughter and I harvested the last of the collards. It was time to prepare the soil and get ready to plant spring and summer veggies. Collards are so full of vitamins and fiber, a great addition to any meal. I also learned that they are delicious sauteed with a little garlic and olive oil, no need to cook them for hours in a pot of water and no need to add pork. Fresh and clean, that is how they are best!
Here are some pictures of our last batch of yummy homegrown collards:
Saturday, March 13, 2010
As spring quickly approaches it is time to start your summer garden. I found this picture on an adorable blog called The Lark. What a great way to recycle your tea tins! You can plant your starter seeds in these sweet tins and when ready transfer them to a bigger pot or bed in the yard. I also have been storing up toilet paper rolls to use as little pots for my seedlings to grow in. You can find a complete tutorial for starting seeds in toilet paper rolls on the ehow website. Here is a picture of their final product:
I have just begun prepping our raised boxes for our spring garden, I will keep you posted on our progress and share pictures as well. I hope this summer we have a larger harvest and less caterpillars.
Friday, February 19, 2010
My children are very particular about cookies. They don't like them from a box and toll house are not up to par. My personal recipe for "Surfer Cookies" meets their satisfaction though. "Surfer Cookies" are oatmeal chocolate chip and absolutely to die for. Whenever I try a new recipe they ask, "Why? Where are the surfer cookies?" Recently, my neighbor introduced me to an amazing blog called Whatever. She has a recipe for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. Why not, one more try... Well success! Here is the link to her blog and yummy kid friendly recipes: http://megduerksen.typepad.com/
Friday, February 12, 2010
My husband and I were invited to our youngest child's school for a sweet valentine's day celebration. They set up a cafe with tables, candles, menus, the works. We were seated and served a yummy snack by our sweet boy and treated like very special guests.
So hear is the recipe passed from Jacqueline to you!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
My second bread making experience turned out just as yummy as the first. I prepared the dough at around noon. Simply mixing bread flour, salt, yeast, and water together in a bowl.
I then covered the dough with a bowl and let it rise for another 30 min.
After 30 minutes I place the dough in a heavy enameled pot and baked it for 30 minutes covered. After 30 minutes I removed the top for 2 minutes to get a nice golden crust.
The family loved the bread and ate it along with yummy soup for dinner. The perfect meal for a winter evening. Most of the bread (and butter) gone!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I shared this recipe last year but am reposting it in honor of my friend Lisa who just took the Crock Pot plunge. This lentil recipe is easy, healthy, and inexpensive. It takes me about 5 minutes total (including chopping) to prepare. Yummy and quick! Bon Appetite Lisa!
- 1 bag lentils
- 1 box chicken or vegetable stock
- 1 cup water
- 1 diced onion
- 1 red pepper chopped
- 2 chopped and seeded jalapenos
- palm full or approx. 2 tbls. paprika
- " " " cumin
- " " " chili powder
- minced garlic to taste (heaping tablespoon for us)
- dash of cayenne
put in crockpot on low for 6 or high for 4
serve as burrito or taco filling or nacho topper with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread/Muffins
3 or 4 ripe bananas, mashed up
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 organic egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of spelt flour
Chocolate chips (a many as you like)
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Melt butter in bowl. Add bananas and mash them up with fork. Stir together. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over top of mixture & stir together. Add the flour & mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan or muffin pan. Bake for about 1 hour, muffins about 15-20 min. Remove from pan, slice, and enjoy.