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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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Grocery Shopping Binder

There’s no graceful way to splash back into a blog that’s been sadly ignored for months.  So I’m going to pretend that it’s only been a day or two and jump into my topic for today: my new grocery store … Continue reading

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Tomato-Pesto Pizza

What is it about from-scratch cooking that is so satisfying? There are plenty of nights where it’s just not possible to do everything from scratch, and the meals vary along the spectrum of “throw-the-fish-sticks-and-french-fries-in-the-oven” all the way to “Caesar salad-with-homemade-dressing-with-homemade-croutons-with-freshly-grated-Parmesan-with-grilled-marinated-chicken”. And while … Continue reading

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Summertime = Cookingtime

Last summer, I took an online cooking class through America’s Test Kitchen.  And that was the beginning of my love for their recipes. I love how well they explain “why they do what they do” and what pitfalls to avoid. … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup Recipe

Here’s a link to the delicious recipe that I was raving about the other day! Enjoy! (I was thrilled to find it elsewhere on the internet so that I didn’t have to type it out, haha)  

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