Beet and Goat Cheese Risotto


A little more unusual for risotto, the pink hue is simply gorgeous, especially if served alongside vivid green vegetables. Beet and Goat Cheese Risotto Ingredients: 3 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 large sweet onion, chopped 8 ounces beets (weighed without greens) 1½ cups arborio … [Continue reading]

The Teal Pumpkin Project


The Teal Pumpkin Project? Maybe you have seen this pop up on Facebook, or in the news this past week. And you might wonder just what it is. It is an easy (and fun!) way to share with your community this Halloween that you care and support about others. Click through the link here, or the … [Continue reading]

Sunflower Granola


My beautiful sunflower plants...well, a few weeks back. Now they are hanging over, bursting with seeds - which the squirrels and birds are happily … [Continue reading]

Building Never Free, Or Rather, A Garden


Every time I open up one of my backwoods, rural living, and/or gardening magazines, there is often some hobby farm being talked about. The "farms" … [Continue reading]

Blog Forward Challenge Update & A Giveaway


I have been participating in the Blog Forward 2014 Challenge hosted by Zone Perfect. In mid-January I wrote a post on my other blog, TrailCooking, … [Continue reading]

Orzo with Caramelized Onions and Cherries


I was inspired to make this recipe after bringing home many, many olives from IFBC. Tangy, a bit salty when you bite into an olive and the cherries, a … [Continue reading]

Garden Harvest Pasta


A few weeks ago, as summer slipped away, I made this dish. With our warm fall we have been having, the produce kept coming - I finally picked my last … [Continue reading]

DIY Wee One House


Inspired by Cool Stuff for Your Garden: Creative Handmade Projects for Kids, I decided we had to try our hand at the Magical Fairy House on page … [Continue reading]

Artichoke and Swiss Chard Risotto


Kale gets all the attention, but Swiss Chard is so much prettier, tastier and unlike Kale, you can eat all of it. Leaves and stems are equally tasty! … [Continue reading]

The Cutest Earth Footwear


Before IFBC last month, I was sent a pair of Clover shoes from Earth Footwear from their Fall & Winter 2014 collection, to review: I was … [Continue reading]