Raw Chai Coconut Pecan Brownies

This week has been crazy.  Tom’s in the middle of an insane work schedule.  14 hour days for 2 weeks straight.  I have a 4 month old and a 9 year old who is acting more like a 15 year old lately.  Its been stressful, I don’t know how we do it.  I am so… Continue reading Raw Chai Coconut Pecan Brownies

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

Mini Blackberry Galettes

Last week I went to see my midwife who told me that the baby had turned again, back into the breech position.  She said not to worry, but that I should take a long walk everyday to encourage him to turn.  I used to love a long walk, but these days a long walk is… Continue reading Mini Blackberry Galettes

Nectarine Crisp

Nectarines must have been a sacred fruit.  My idea of heaven on earth.  When in season they are sweet, juicy, tender, a perfect dessert all on their own.  But sometimes you want something a little more fancy.  Maybe your mother in law is coming over for dinner and you need something easy, but impressive.  Or… Continue reading Nectarine Crisp

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

Marshmallow Madness Cookbook Review

A couple months ago I received an awesome cookbook by Shauna Sever called Marshmallow Madness to review and have been having a blast looking through all the recipes.  She has a recipe for almost every kind of marshmallow you could think of.  It took me two tries, but I figured it out and made some… Continue reading Marshmallow Madness Cookbook Review

Honey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

My doctor recently scolded me about the abundance of sugar and high glycemic carbs in my diet.  Type 2 diabetes is common in my family and I always start to have blood sugar issues anytime my weight starts to creep up.  She also recommended a dairy and wheat free diet to help my tummy and… Continue reading Honey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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