Zucchini here, there, everywhere

Zucchini here, there, everywhere

  Patty pan, lemon squash, golden zucchini, and scalloped squash Although we are not drowning in zucchini and summer squash this year — the picture is from last year — I know a lot of people have been blessed with … Read More

Goat Cheese and Cucumber Spread

Goat cheese and cucumber spread

  We picked our first cucumbers of the season a few weeks ago, and I immediately remembered this excellent sandwich spread that I discovered last fall towards the end of the cucumber harvest. We’ve already had it six or seven … Read More

Extreme bread pudding

I’ve been searching for a good bread pudding recipe for my whole life, and I finally figured it out myself. My husband and I took his mother out to eat for Mother’s Day. I like to go to locally owned … Read More

Coop de Hill

Richard’s Coop de Hill sits behind his vegetable garden, near his bee hives. If you want a chicken coop that sits in one place like Grandma’s did (as opposed to the movable coop in my last post), you might be … Read More

City chicken condo

My oldest daughter, who now lives in a city, decided she wants backyard chickens, and we were happy to help out. After looking at a variety of portable, bottomless chicken coops online, we designed and built this one for her. … Read More

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry jam

  It’s June, and you know what that means? Strawberry harvest time! Even if you don’t grow strawberries, you can visit farmer’s markets or u-pick farms, and after you’ve had your fill of fresh strawberries, you can save the harvest … Read More

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Chocolate truffles

Not only are these the most amazingly delicious truffles in the history of the kitchen, they are also ridiculously simple to make. It uses one bowl, and there is no cooking, so they are great to make in the middle … Read More

Multigrain Bread

Who would have thought that I would need more than 80,000 words to say everything I wanted to say about growing your own food and fiber? That’s the length of the book, and unfortunately, I ran out of space. But … Read More

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