I am not sure exactly how it happens. It may come in the form of a manual, a hardcover book – or in modern times – the password to a secret website. However, I am fairly certain that when one becomes a grandma, somehow you receive underground information on the art of sandwich making. In … More Not Your Grandmother’s Egg Salad
As spring continues to manifest itself, and we continue to dream about vegetable and flower gardens, I offer up a new recipe for you to try that perhaps has more of a wintery feel to it. However, I always try to find new ways to add sides to meals beyond the standard rice and potato dishes. While I try to reduce my carb intake, I also want to make sure that I am eating a wide range of foods. So if I am going to add starchy carbs to my plate, I want them to pack a nutritional punch. … More ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE SALAD WITH BABY KALE, WALNUTS, & ORANGE DILL DRESSING
“Umami is the savoury meatiness in seaweed and miso and soy sauce. It is, to a large extent, the concept that enables Japanese cuisine to be healthy and attractive at the same time.”― Bee Wilson This year marks my 20th year teaching English at Gwinn High School. I have been creating content on this blog for … More Using Our Noodles to Write
“I am one of those who has no trouble imagining the sentient lives of trees, of their leaves in some fashion communicating or of the massy trunks and heavy branches knowing it is I who have come, as I always come, each morning, to walk beneath them, glad to be alive and glad to be … More CHICKEN CAPRESE ON A BED OF VEGETABLES
As I reflect on 2020, I decided that I would look back at the traffic on Produce with Amy and share the top 10 most popular recipes from 2020. I thought it was interesting that the top two recipes were not new ones – but ones that I created when I first started blogging. I love that people find my posts helpful and enjoy the recipes that I create … More Top 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2020
We may not always do things the easy way, but we do them our way! That is what drives us and makes our hearts and souls happy. I am thankful to have found a partner who works so hard for our family. I think that we make a wonderful team and I am excited to see what 2021 brings. I promise to keep you updated on our construction project. … More Happy Holidays from Our Homestead. Welcome 2021!
“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning… Make some light.”― Kate DiCamillo As I have gotten older, the excitement of New Year’s Eve has lost a bit of its luster. In fact, I do not think I have witnessed the striking of the new year in real … More SAUTEED SWISS CHARD WITH SMOKED SALMON, POMEGRANATE, & ROSEMARY INFUSED GOAT CHEESE
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell Back in 2014 when I was a vegetarian, I shared a recipe for a plant based French Onion Soup. Since … More French Onion Soup: Stave Away the Winter’s Chill
Our family is adding an addition on to our 130 year old Finnish homestead in the UP of Michigan. My hardworking husband gets a little cranky with my photo obsession. He gave me permission to document this series of progress photos. … More Making Progress: Homestead Sweet Homestead
It is ironic that the convenience of a meal kit brought Lukas and I to the conclusion that we need to continue to embrace the old fashioned in our lives.
In the miracle of creation there are no accidents.
We just have to pay attention. 💚 … More Pay Attention: Life Lessons Learned In The Kitchen