20 pounds of blueberries

Have any of you watched the classic movie Anne of Green Gables? Do you remember when Marilla, exasperated at Matthew, mumbles to herself “Twenty pounds of brown sugar!” For some reason that phrase has always stuck with me. Well, I don’t have twenty pou…

Roasted Cabbage

We are currently living with my in-laws as we’ve sold our house but haven’t yet moved. My mother-in-law is enjoying belonging to a CSA for the first time. But, as you know with CSAs, you get what you get—whatever the farmers have grown. This has left us at times with produce we want to use but…

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Sweet Roasted Corn Salad

Hot summer days are the days for simple meals, cook-outs with family and friends and using the oven as little as possible. Do I hear an amen?! In the summer I veer far away from most roasted meats, casseroles, stews and heavy meals and instead gravitat…

No Knead Sourdough Loaf Bread

I LOVE this sourdough loaf bread that is entirely whole grain and is air-kneaded. It’s my favorite sourdough loaf bread recipe, and I used to make it regularly…back when I had two kids.

Now I have four kids, two of whom are toddlers. I don’t ha…

The Easiest-Pretty-Much-Fail-Proof Way to Cook Beans

Do you know that you can cook beans in a slow cooker or Crockpot? If you’ve never tried to cook dried beans before, the slow cooker method is definitely for you. It’s very easy, requires minimal time or preparation, and consistently produces well-cooke…

Soda Syrups

I hesitate posting about this sweet little post again. It’s been a bit beat-up, poor thing! 
It went live last Saturday, only to have a mix-up occur over at FTF and it didn’t go live there as planned, so my link went nowhere…for hours. Then, it …

All Natural, Honey-Sweetened “Red, White & Blue” Sodas for Memorial Day

I’m so sorry if you saw this post intro last Saturday, only to link over and not find my recipe. There was a mix-up over at For The Family and my post did not go live as scheduled. But TODAY it truly is live! So please continue on over there and I hope you give the recipes a try—they’re really so…

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Substituting Honey for Sugar

Previously, I wrote about the wonders of raw honey. I want to follow that information up with some useful information on how to use honey in place of sugar.

Honey can easily be substituted for sugar in most recipes. Considering sugar is purely empty calories—NO nutrition gained whatsoever—honey…

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My Cookbook Is For Sale!!!

Hurray!!! I’m partying over here as I write!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know it’s been a loooong road…
But TODAY my cookbook Whole Foods for the Everyday Cookis now for sale in print!!!
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What will you find in Who…

Chives, Chive Butter, and “Whole Foods for the Everyday Cook”

Chives are one of the easiest and hardiest herbs to grow. Chives are perennial, which means they return each spring. They grow and spread a bit each new season, so each spring as they grow back, you get the benefit of more chives. They’re not invasive …