July In The Garden


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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]