July In The Garden

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July was a long month here in the PNW. The first 3 weeks were very, very hot - going into the 90's almost daily. The 4th week we got a few days again of "normal" weather, where we have cloud cover, that keeps down temperatures later in the day, when it burns off. I will take that. Normally, June is … [Continue reading]

Homemade Mac and Cheese

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As part of a project, I am attempting to teach my 17-year-old life skills. As part of this, I am culling recipes that to me stand out as must haves. A few basics that taste great, fill you up, and are affordable - and impress friends in your early 20's. One can do so much better than a blue box of … [Continue reading]

Carrot and Zucchini Bars

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This recipe came out of The Best Homemade Kids' Snacks on the Planet: More than 200 Healthy Homemade Snacks You and Your Kids Will Love, on page 91. I … [Continue reading]

No Cook Fresh Tomato Sauce

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It's late July and that means for us, the many tomato plants are finally starting to ripen. And next to the beds, is all my basil. Summer time is easy … [Continue reading]

Cinnamon Roll and Hemp Baked Oatmeal

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I am constantly going back to recipes I enjoyed in the past and tweaking them once again. This recipe came from a recipe I was going to use in Oats … [Continue reading]

Zucchini Boats From the Garden

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July, much like June, has been hot and very dry. But while many of my plants are suffering, the zucchini and other summer squash plants are thriving. … [Continue reading]

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

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A quick, easy and fun cookie to make for the little ones. If you don't care about it being plant-based (vegan), then you can use 1 egg instead of the … [Continue reading]

Avocado Lime Popsicles

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Creamy, smooth and the taste is all sweet lime. The boys loved these, I neglected to tell them it was avocado ;-) Avocado Lime … [Continue reading]

June In The Garden

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This year has been an anomaly for the PNW. Dry, little to no snowpack, an El Nino year. Summer started in Spring, and our June was the 4th dryest in … [Continue reading]

Strawberry Lassi Popsicles

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With summer having started a month here before it officially started last week, the boys have been living off cold foods the past few weeks. Homemade … [Continue reading]