An Oregon Cottage

I live on a semi-rual acre  in ranch-turned- farmhouse cottage where I write a Home/DIY blog, An Oregon Cottage, helping you enjoy life & embrace simplicity through easy diy projects, whole-food recipes, and do-able gardening.

Tuesday Garden Party 5.26.15

Welcome! Are you all firmly into spring now? Some schools around the country are ending and the talk is all about summer in blogland, but looking at the weather I know a lot of places are still getting cold temperatures (and even snow last week – hello Colorado), so I’m thinking it’s still spring for […] The post Tuesday Garden Party 5.26.15 appeared first on An Oregon Cottage ....more

Tuesday Garden Party 5.19.15

How are your gardens doing, guys? I’m literally drowning swimming in lettuce with some type of salad on the menu most days and the peonies finally started blooming, so I’ve got my first bouquet on the mantel. Sigh ....more

Where Hope Grows Movie: An Inspiring Story That Treats People with Special Needs in a New Way

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Godspeed Pictures, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #wherehopegrowsmovie​ h​ttp://my­ So, just from the title you may be thinking, “What? She’s talking about a movie? ...more

Spicy Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

I just have to laugh at this: I was all excited as I created this dish of turmeric roasted cauliflower, adding different spices and figuring out how much of good-for-you turmeric I could add before it was too much, if you know what I mean. As I’m tasting it, with it’s amazing mix of flavors […] The post Spicy Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower appeared first on An Oregon Cottage. Thank you for subscribing! ...more

May Dinner Menu Ideas

Note: For 2015 I am republishing our monthly menus from 2014, adding in new published recipes when appropriate. I hope you are able to use these seasonal menus as a starting point for your own family menus. Not sure why to menu plan? ...more

Kitchen Tips Video: How to Keep Bulk Chips Fresh

Years ago I wrote an short article about a technique I used to buy chips in bulk and keep them fresh for as long as you need, because those huge bags they sell at warehouse stores do save money – but not if they are...more

Garden Season Extenders- Using Cloches, Covers, and Cold Frames

Originally published in 2011 for a Tuesday Garden Party (like...more