Category Archives: food

Compound Butter

How was I supposed to argue with the reproach that came every time I looked at my herbs? There they were, flourishing, vibrant, and full of life….yet unaware that winter’s freeze was approaching. The rest of the vegetable garden was dead, … Continue reading

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Daily Bread

Bread machines are wonderful. We use ours multiple times a week to bake our daily toast/sandwich bread. BUT, a bread-making husband is even better! When Josh first began to have an interest in baking bread from scratch, I gifted him … Continue reading

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Good Eats

We’re in the middle of good eats. Fresh fruits and vegetables are rolling in, and I’m digging through my recipes to find new ways to eat them. Our personal harvest started about a month ago, and now there’s always something … Continue reading

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Cherry Adventure

Last night, Josh and I took our usual walk around our neighborhood. While strolling down one of the streets, we suddenly noticed….. a cherry tree! The tree was loaded with cherries, and popping one into our mouths, we quickly realized … Continue reading

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Lilac Jelly

On our property, Spring rushes in with an array of sweet smells (hyacinths, lilacs, lily-of-the-valleys, and viburnum) as well as more pungent smells (wild onion, freshly mown grass, and natural wood chips). I love them all. Lilacs, however, hold a … Continue reading

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Homemade Ricotta: Couldn’t Be Easier!

What a delicious problem to have: too much raw milk. We were getting raw milk from a local farmer for about five months (which has since been cancelled due to our overreaching Michigan bureaucracy) and although we couldn’t seem to … Continue reading

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A Side-Benefit of Summer Break: Good Lunches

Summer break has arrived, and with it a renewed dedication to my blog (I hope).  I have so many topics and ideas that I can blog about (decor, gardening, recipes, life), it’s almost overwhelming! But I’ll take it one day … Continue reading

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