Gluten-Free & Vegan White Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins


I had serious zucchini issues, and making a jumbo batch of muffins used up quite a bit of it. And since they freeze well, a big batch makes school lunches a breeze! Gluten-Free & Vegan White Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins 4 cups old-fashioned oats, gluten-free oats if needed 1 Tbsp … [Continue reading]

Bruschetta from Mason Jar Salads and More


In late August, the tomato plants in our garden are literally dropping ripe fruit. I have so many tomatoes, I can barely keep up with them. That isn't a bad thing though, because I love little more than sitting on the deck, nibbling on bruschetta, made with tomatoes & basil, fresh from … [Continue reading]

Nut-Free & Vegan German Chocolate Cupcakes


German Chocolate Cupcakes for the birthday man was on my mind, so working with past recipes, I created a new version that Alistaire could enjoy as … [Continue reading]

Pumpkin Spice Season Round-Up

Pumpkin Spice Season is coming. You can't run from it. September is just over the horizon, waiting for you. So get prepared ;-) And, at the Green … [Continue reading]

Sunflower Pesto Sauce


I got the base recipe for this pesto in a package of goodies from a favorite local farm, The Mason Jar Farm (which is in Enumclaw, Washington). Easy … [Continue reading]

Spiced Pickled Canned Blackberries


Le sigh! The last of this years blackberries are coming ripe. We had a good run, but the extreme heat shriveled some of the last of the season. Still, … [Continue reading]

Spiced Strawberry Jam


The Ever-Bearing Strawberries continue to sneak in, and I managed to make a quick batch of jam last weekend before I went hiking. Simple. Quick. Do it … [Continue reading]

Baked Zucchini & Cherry Oatmeal (And A Giveaway!)


Having been gifted with a TON of zucchini in last week's produce haul, I had to find things to make with it. One was a new take on our favorite … [Continue reading]

Hazelnut Brittle Latte


Look what Kirk brought me home from his recent business trip to Asia: He brings me back Starbucks mugs when he can, on trips. Alas, no Hong … [Continue reading]

Parmesan Cheese Sauce


After stopping by one of my favorite farms last week, I came home with a lot of fresh vegetables. Early season broccoli, new potatoes, summer … [Continue reading]