Category Archives: cooking

Real Life Kitchen

With all the beautiful pictures on the internet of people’s homes and familes you may feel like you are living a life of mess and disorder that no other household is experiencing. I’m gonna tell you right now: it’s all … Continue reading

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Bounty?

Today I look for Bounty wherever I can. These days it can be allusive. But when I came inside from the winter garden and saw this big bowl of beans on my counter I found Bounty. A Big Bowl of … Continue reading

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Midsummer

Hi Friends! It is July already! The summer solsticeĀ has come and gone, with a night so bright I could hardly sleep, outside and staring at the moon. We are having our fair share of cool days, which pleases me greatly … Continue reading

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Our Daily Sushi

    Lately I have been making veggie sushi in the morning for my step daughter’s school lunches. I start a small pan of sushi rice just after I make my coffee. As I prepare breakfast I also get the nori … Continue reading

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Praise to August Harvests

August’s Harvests provide us with fresh, filling meals during the summer, and they will keep us alive during the winter. Preserving goes on day after day here. I am feeling especially grateful for my farmer friends. Our garden provides us … Continue reading

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Making Do

These have been lean times. My role is to feed the family, whether in times of plenty or no. I had to get mighty creative this last month to make those meals appear on the table. Although this can be … Continue reading

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The Easy Way

Let me show you two recipes for polenta: These are recipes for making homemade polenta. The thing I want you to notice is that the stovetop recipe says stir for 20-30 minutes until a wooden spoon stands up in it … Continue reading

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