Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese

I woke up in the middle of the night freezing cold.  Even though I had a fuzzy warm blanket and my son snuggled up next to me, it wasn’t enough to keep me warm.  I managed to sleep the rest of the night, but first thing this morning, before I even made coffee, I lit… Continue reading Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese

30 Days of Renewal – Day 21 – 6 Fruits and Veggies I Always Have in the Kitchen

I planted the garden this weekend!  Pictures and info on what I planted to come.  For today I thought I would tell you about the 6 most useful fruits and veggies I use on a regular basis. 1.  Mire Poix Veggies – Carrots, Celery, Garlic, Onion – Okay I know this is actually four veggies,… Continue reading 30 Days of Renewal – Day 21 – 6 Fruits and Veggies I Always Have in the Kitchen

Green Salad with Beet and Carrot

The rainy season is here!  Bright green grass now covers the ground.  The grapevines are rapidly losing their leaves.  A fire in the wood burning stove is now a nightly necessity and we have swapped our summer clothes for winter ones.  This is my favorite time of year.  Around here we get rain that falls… Continue reading Green Salad with Beet and Carrot

Garden Update

The garden has been a huge disappointment so far this year.  After two years of harvesting 100 pounds each summer I had big expectations this year, but it is not to be.  We have been plagued by problems.  Mostly of the small furry tunneling variety.  The gophers are back and they have moved into the… Continue reading Garden Update

Wishing for Summer – Quinoa Salad

I cannot wait for summer food. Peaches, tomatoes, watermelon, cold potato and pasta salads, Popsicles, lemonade, BBQ chicken… please wait while I stop drooling… Ok I’m back. I needed a summer food fix so I threw together this fast little salad. Quinoa is a great alternative to my favorite pasta, potato and rice salads and… Continue reading Wishing for Summer – Quinoa Salad

Turkey Pot Pie – It’s for Dinner

I know I said I would be back with an apple recipe, but I made this Turkey Pot Pie last night for dinner and we all agreed that it must go on the blog today so you all can try it with your leftovers tonight.  I am so thankful I snapped a quick instagram shot… Continue reading Turkey Pot Pie – It’s for Dinner

In the Garden: Roasted Tomato Soup

This morning I smacked the snooze button on my alarm and snuggled under the blankets for a few extra minutes.  It’s the first morning where I felt like it was going to be cold when I took off that blanket.  It was, thanks to the rain that fell last night and there is more planned… Continue reading In the Garden: Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and We’re Moving!

Waiting. Anticipating. Yearning. Hoping. That’s all I seem to be doing these days. Tom came home for only three days, then this morning he left for our new house. Yup that’s right, we are moving and its time for you to know where we are going! Sonoma County!  Sebastopol, CA to be exact. In a… Continue reading Roasted Brussel Sprouts and We’re Moving!

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

Photo Friday – Freezer Tomato Sauce w/ Recipe

No story for today.  Just a favorite recipe and my first instagram post.  Yes, I bought an iphone this week.  Its my first big gift to myself in a couple of years, since I bought my camera, and I deserve it.  Let me tell you, this thing is awesome.  I’ve been posting lots of pictures… Continue reading Photo Friday – Freezer Tomato Sauce w/ Recipe