Today we found mulberry trees on our property. Jams and jellies and pastries to come. Today we picked cherries from the cherry tree we heard rumored was on our property but couldn’t find. Fresh eating from the tree as juice trailed down our chins. Today we worked alongside church family. Sunny, laughing, working family. Today… Read More Simple Blessings
Kaitlyn, my parents and I visited the Rodale Institute just outside of Kutztown, PA last Thursday. I’ve been wanting to go for a couple of years and we finally decided to make the trip. From our house it took only about an hour and a half. It was more than I expected. We opted to do… Read More A Visit to Rodale’s Organic Farm-Free and Local
We’ve changed the design of our front garden from a basic rectangle to a bit of a curved look. The plants are new either from last summer or freshly planted just last week. I can’t wait to see what it looks like mid-August! There are some grasses, some ferns, some have begun to bloom, others… Read More Photo Tour of our Perennial Garden-Early Spring Version
We have embarked on a plant based eating plan, plus a few eggs here and there. It’s not nearly as daunting a task to 1) cook or 2) eat as it has seemed until this point. It’s a meal plan we’ve tossed around in our minds, but could never quite get the motivation to follow… Read More What a Week of Plant Based Eating Looks Like.
I really should just call these types of posts “My Pinterest Addiction: Edition-Food Bowls.” or “Edition: Cute Shoes” or “Edition: Wherever my brain leads me on this particular day.” I sacrificed my time and spent it on Pinterest so you don’t have to. I know it’s a hard thing to search through Pinterest. Not wanting… Read More Food Bowls. 61 Bowls You Can Eat.
I was going to post this salad in about two months when spinach is fresh and strawberries are ripening, but seriously I can’t wait. I love this salad. It’s filling, fresh and all around has a pretty high yum factor. I discovered this salad at a church dinner many years ago and haven’t stopped eating… Read More Spinach Strawberry Salad
This is a quick, easy, frugal recipe for veggie, pita or chip dipping. I have seen this sort of thing around the internet lately and since we have a good amount of dried beans in our pantry I thought I’d give it a try and come up with my own recipe. Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 cups… Read More White Bean Garlic Hummus-Recipe
Two ingredients. Two minutes. This honey butter is so simple, so good. Easy. Peasey. All you need is: 1 softened stick of butter and 1.5 tbsp honey Mix well and viola! Honey Butter. Slather it on top of warm corn bread and watch the goodness melt.
When the girls were little we would take their used up broken crayons and make them into new round multi-colored crayons. One day, they might have been 2 and 5 years old, as we were making them Kaitlyn kept coming into the kitchen with crayon after crayon after crayon. I asked her where she was… Read More Valentine Crayons-DIY
This Lavender Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub is easy peasy to make, smells amazing (!!!), looks pretty and doubles as a DIY beauty product and, wrapped up in jar with a pretty bow , makes a great homemade gift. We grew both the lavender and eucalyptus this summer, dried it and have been storing it for such… Read More Lavender Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub DIY