Spring Asparagus and Pea Pasta


With 10 asparagus plants in the ground this year, I can dream of the coming years when I can go out and snip a treat in spring. Until then, at least I can buy tender bundles and enjoy a delicious spring pasta. Simple, rustic, and yet and impressive dish! Spring Asparagus and Pea … [Continue reading]

Jam n’ Butter Cookies


I was inspired by a recipe on Bob's Red Mill flour package (see, someone DOES make those!). I changed it so Alistaire could eat them, doubled the recipe and used a different jam - but in the end it was an amazing cookie that the boys can't stay out of. These cookies are crisp, buttery and well, even … [Continue reading]

How Does My Garden Grow – Mid Spring


Not that we had a real winter here in the PNW, but Spring has most definitely shown up. I consider that has happened once the Lilacs open up - and … [Continue reading]

Banana Apple Streusel Muffins


Banana Apple Streusel Muffins Ingredients: Streusel - ¼ cup granulated sugar 3 Tbsp white whole wheat flour ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 1 … [Continue reading]

GB Travel Safe Sweepstakes


“I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for GB. I received a promotional item to thank me for my … [Continue reading]

Building a Gnome Garden


Every garden needs a garden or fairy grove - tucked into a corner, or maybe in the middle of everything. This one is Walker's lil' … [Continue reading]

Pickled Raisins from Preservation Society Home Preserves


Canning cookbooks are one of my favorite things to receive for review - and are some of the few books I keep in my library. Preservation Society Home … [Continue reading]

Spaghetti with Shaved Brussels Sprouts


Simple rustic dinners can be so satisfying.... Spaghetti with Shaved Brussels Sprouts Ingredients: Fine sea salt 16 ounces … [Continue reading]

Bittersweet Brownies


I needed a recipe to make for Walker's birthday celebration at his preschool recently, and brownies work well - easily portioned up and what child … [Continue reading]

Easter Side Dish: Corn and Roasted Red Pepper Cheddar Casserole


I'll be honest - when it comes to holiday meals more often than not we have a Tofurky Roast on the table. I'd be happy with just a bunch of the side … [Continue reading]