WATERMELON SPLASH COOLER

refreshing and sweet treat when it is stifling hot outside. In addition, watermelon is high in lycopene (carotenoid phytonutrient that’s especially important for our cardiovascular and bone health). … More WATERMELON SPLASH COOLER

Salmon Spread — Picnic Fare & Beyond

This salmon dip, or spread, is simple enough that you could make it while camping or traveling. It is wonderful as a dip for fresh vegetables, tortilla and pita chips,  and is equally divine spread on crackers or a bagel. It is a fantastic dish to bring to a potluck or gathering and you will not have to worry about having leftovers. It serves as a great appetizer, midnight snack, or a luscious option for breakfast. … More Salmon Spread — Picnic Fare & Beyond

Happy Holidays from Our Homestead. Welcome 2021!

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!

VICTORY GARDENS AND QUARANTINE KITCHENS: Seeing the positive and feeling in control

“Victory Gardens showcase patriotism in its truest sense, with each of us taking personal responsibility for doing our individual part to create a healthy, fair and affordable food system.”-Rose Hayden-Smith As I sit at my computer to type this for a column I write for a local magazine, I am sure that I join many … More VICTORY GARDENS AND QUARANTINE KITCHENS: Seeing the positive and feeling in control

YEAR ROUND SUMMER SIMPLICITY – LATE NIGHT ZESTY BROCCOLI

Once we started growing our own broccoli, it would be hard to go back to store bought. The flavor of fresh out of the garden, or even garden fresh out of the freezer, is dramatically different. We use broccoli in pressure cooked meals, in green salads, as a simple side dressed with real butter and a splash of lemon and a sprinkle of sea salt, or even as a late night snack (our favorite especially in the summer). Truth be told, I am known to sneak out to the hoophouse in my nightclothes to cut fresh broccoli, a few beans, and peas (if they are still growing) and whip up a batch with the seasoning mix I am sharing with you today. … More YEAR ROUND SUMMER SIMPLICITY – LATE NIGHT ZESTY BROCCOLI