Breakfast Tacos

Are you feeling those first stirrings of Fall yet?  I know I have been for a couple of weeks now.  The nights are much cooler.  My bedroom windows are still open at night, but only a crack.  The evenings are still very warm but I have pulled out the warmer blankets for the middle of… Continue reading Breakfast Tacos

Lemon Blackberry Muffins

Hi everyone! I am still here and still pregnant.  We are currently 36 weeks and my brain has turned into oatmeal.  The plain bland kind that everyone hates.  Every drop of creative inspiration has been sucked out of me.  It really blows.  What ever happened to nesting?  I thought all women turned into nesting monkeys… Continue reading Lemon Blackberry Muffins

Pregnancy Updates and Blackberry Syrup

The last week has been a blur.  The chickens began laying eggs, I played host to several friends and coworkers who were visiting for the weekend and Brae started school, thank goodness!  She has been antsy, bored and grouchy the last couple weeks.  After three months of free time she was craving a new routine… Continue reading Pregnancy Updates and Blackberry Syrup

Cherry Jam Tart

Over the last couple years I have come to love making jam.  The patience it takes, slowly stirring the bubbling juice waiting for just the right thickness.  The simplicity of the recipe, just fruit and sugar, and maybe a squeeze of lemon.  Its practicality, turning fruit thats almost gone bad into something that will last… Continue reading Cherry Jam Tart

Welcoming Summer with Peach Muffins

This baby that is growing in my stomach must love peaches.  I have had the craziest peach cravings since I discovered the juiciest sweetest organic peaches I have ever eaten at my local fruit market.  They are so juicy that you have to eat them while holding a paper towel under your chin to catch… Continue reading Welcoming Summer with Peach Muffins

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich To-Go

His alarm blazes Sweet Home Alabama every morning at 5:30 am. He is so quick to turn it off that I rarely wake to hear it.  45 minutes later his old blue and silver GMC truck rumbles to life.  The dog, hearing the engine, pulls himself up from his place by the fire and trots… Continue reading Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich To-Go

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

I am not a breakfast person. Since I was a teen, most of my mornings involve a cup of tea and a queasy couple of hours trying to keep it all down.  I know, its terrible!  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but try telling that to my chronically upset stomach! Over… Continue reading Perfect Blueberry Muffins

Top Posts of 2011

2011 was a great year for us!  I harvested another 100 pounds of vegetables from my tiny city backyard, raised some cute chickens, moved to a beautiful town and met several new friends!  Its been a good year indeed.  2012 is going to be interesting, that’s for sure!  More to come about our plans for… Continue reading Top Posts of 2011

Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Bread

The kitchen is too quiet.  Normally making dinner involves a coordinated shuffle of bodies in the 3 ft x 6 ft space I can call my kitchen.  Tom switching between the sink and the fridge, me between the fridge and the stove.  We can barely fit two people in there at once, but the playful… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Bread