Belly Up To The Juice Bar

Juicing is an excellent way of getting the required servings of vegetables into your diet.  There is a variety of vegetables you can use and an endless number of combinations of juice that everyone can find some that they like.  If you don't like to eat your veggies, juicing them is a good way to get the nutrients you need from them.  Juicing helps your body absorb the vitamins easily and faster than when you body naturally breaks your food down through chewing and digestion.  With juicing every cell in your body is being nourished for optimum&nb...more

Creamed Kale (or spinach or collards)

I recently received a call from the wild for kale recipes.  Something about the Bountiful Baskets Co-op and too much of the bitter green in the box and kids in need of convincing.   Enter creamed kale, and a recipe that can basically cream anything green, bitter and boycotted by the masses....more

Serving Vegetables Your Kids Will Enjoy

I am a huge fan of summer for many reasons. I love the warm weather, the relaxed schedule, and having my kids home with me. Last summer, the kids and I embarked on a little adventure in the produce department. Each shopping trip we picked out a fruit or a vegetable that was new to us....more
I tried to serve my children a wide range of veggies from the first time they ate food, because ...more

How Does Your Garden Grow?

I've been posting a lot about death recently, so let's try to focus on life...We've had our home about a year now.  I think I've mentioned before that the prior owners didn't do a whole lot of upkeep.  Here's the main "valley view" area on the side of the house when we first looked at the property......more

An easy way to get your veggies, atleast how I do

I am pretty excited to post a follow up to my July Goals post! I've been good about shopping, finished a LOT of pending to-dos....including these cute lil things that went out last week and this week AND we have leftovers (not sure what to do with them yet but seems like a positive thing?) * Our thank you cards via Vistaprint Just a few days and we're into August! Lately I've been getting tons of questions from peeps about what vitamins to take....more

Three Terrific Grilled Side Dishes

Grilling is a pretty simple way to get dinner on the table quickly. I love evenings when I can grill not only my main dish, but my side dishes as well. ...more

My Edible Green Garden Is Made Safe from the Ever Plundering Deer

Incredible that my vegetable garden of heirloom tomatoes and bell peppers, sugar pumpkins, baskets of lemon and sweet basil and heirloom lettuce, rosemary and golden and purple sage, a thriving blackberry bush, and serranos and jalapeños is now pronounced “safe” from the ever hungry, plundering deer. With sound ingenuity and hustling muscle we’ve managed to keep these ever bottomless-pits at-bay, while keeping “green” with the environment, for all residing animals concerned: deer, rabbits, cats, song birds, hummingbirds, honey bees, and lizards....more
 @Isabel_Anders LOL! Star Trek technology is a GREAT idea!!    :)more

Construction - Yet Again

Yes, today we are supposed to start construction yet again on the house.  Do you think we are crazy?  That may well be, but we love doing this kind of stuff.  ...more

Spinach Medley

Quinoa and Summer Vegetable Stir-Fry from Gluten-Free Goddess

Hooray for those wonderful summer vegetables that start showing up in supermarkets and farmers markets this time of year and in home gardens later in the summer!  Personally I eagerly await the arrival of squash, eggplant, green beans, and tomatoes every year, and I think this Quinoa and Summer Vegetable Stir-Fry from Gluten-Free Goddess looks like an easy way to turn them into a perfect Meatless Monday meal....more