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
These windows are more than panes of glass. They are portals for sunshine. The light that has seeped into our lives and taken us out of the darkness. … More The Season of Light on Our Homestead
“Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron, and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under the harvest skies.” – Sharon Kay Penman As much as I dislike seeing the warm weather fade away, I am determined to welcome autumn into my heart. Owning a farm has helped me appreciate … More GUILT FREE CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN SHAKE
In times of uncertainty, such as during a pandemic, relying on wholesome, home cooked food is both comforting and nourishing. When I plan out our weekly menu, I plan a few quick meals for spontaneous changes in our schedule, work days that turn into work nights, and evenings when I do not have enough energy to prepare entire meals. On these evenings, soup helps fill in the cracks. A bowl of soup can help stretch leftovers (especially with a pre-teen in the house) and it can be partnered with a salad or sandwich for a meal … More MUSHROOM SWISS BURGER SOUP: A SIMPLE PLEASURE
“…And don’t you hearthe goldenrod whispering goodbye,the everlasting being crowned with the firsttuffets of snow? The pondstiffens and the white field over whichthe fox runs so quickly brings outits long blue shadows…”-from Song for Autumn by Mary Oliver I have always thought of October as nature’s last extravagant party before the mighty Michigan cool down. … More CONFETTI SALSA: A CELEBRATION OF FLAVOR
As summer draws to a close, having our health in focus is essential to living the best life possible. While being mindful of what we consume in cold winter months can be a challenge with comfort foods and less body conscious clothing, the cool weather brings countless holiday temptations. … More LOW CARB “POTATOLESS” SALAD: GUILTFREE INDULGENCE
“Use what you have, use what the world gives you. Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter’s deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire. Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, … More AUTUMN HARVEST: CREAMY CHICKEN SOUP WITH ROASTED JALAPENO
July, the sweet spot of summer. Vegetable gardens are planted and are showing promise, Lake Superior is dazzling us with apricot colored sunrises, and we are adjusting to a new way of living. We are a little more cautious, watching things closely from a distance, and hopefully are a lot more appreciative. … More CABIN FEVER SALAD: GREEK PASTA
If you would have told me back in the middle of March when we closed up our school buildings due to a rising pandemic that our lives would still not be back to normal by October, I would not have believed you. Though, what does that mean anymore? While I admit that I am growing tired … More Goal Setting: Making Human Connections in the Classroom — Glitter and Dog Hair
My mom also taught me to love a tuna fish salad. Not on bread, but on a bed of lettuce. She would add chopped bell pepper, onion, celery, a side of tomatoes, cucumbers, and a drizzle of Italian dressing. It was the perfect low-carb meal before we were even taught to fear carbs. … More TUNA FISH – A 70s KITCHEN STAPLE & BEYOND