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

The Wasp in the Garden

The one thing I hate about where we live is the huge number of wasps that build nests behind every rosemary bush, above every window, under every piece of wood and even in holes in the ground every summer.  So far all of us, except Gavin, have been stung at least once every summer.  Two… Continue reading The Wasp in the Garden

What’s Happening

Hello!  Summer has been speeding by here!  Its been cooler on average too which has been very nice.  Several times I thought it was Fall already, but then realized that no, it was still July.  Anyway, here is a little of what we have been up to this month. – Our landlord is replacing the… Continue reading What’s Happening

Garden Update

Above pic: Two weeks ago 2 days ago It seems kinda silly to continue my 30 days when I am obviously not blogging everyday.  As much as I want to, it is impossible for me to blog everyday.  I have to choose between spending time with Tom after the kids go to bed or blog. … Continue reading Garden Update

Day 20 – 30 Days of Renewal – Garden Update

I bet you are wondering whats up with my garden this year?  Well the answer is a big fat NOTHING!  I haven’t even started yet.  We have been so busy with the end of the school year and baby proofing the house that the garden has been mostly forgotten.  I hope to have time to… Continue reading Day 20 – 30 Days of Renewal – Garden Update

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

How To Freeze Berries

I am 31 weeks into my pregnancy and have reached that point where my life feels like one big boring waiting game.  I try to keep busy organizing the house and cooking freezer meals, but I lack the energy and inspiration to do much of anything else, making life incredibly boring.  The nesting bug has… Continue reading How To Freeze Berries

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

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

1st Tomato Today!

I harvested my first tomato today!  It was a Sungold Cherry and boy did it taste like a bucketful of sunshine.  Can’t wait for more!  Looks like there will be a few ready in a couple of days. By the way, the gopher garden is looking ok.  The lettuces don’t seem to have cared about… Continue reading 1st Tomato Today!