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Bringing Permaculture to Life in the Kitchen

Much Mulch

Its that time! MULCHIN’ TIME!! That’s right, time to get down and dirty in the warm dirty mulch. I’ve learned that I actually love mulch. When Jim asked if I wanted to spread or shovel I said “heck yes I’ll… Continue Reading →

Spring Cleaning – Stripping the Coop!

Just a quick update for those new chicken moms! It’s important to do a deep clean of the coop at least twice a year. So in order to keep track my suggestion is to clean in the spring and fall…. Continue Reading →

Chicken Time Out

  Over the last weekend I was doing my usual chicken check and noticed that when I ventured out only nine ladies greeted me in the outside run like they usually do. When I opened up the door to the… Continue Reading →

SkinnyTaste’s Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

I love the Skinnytaste cookbook and I was excited to find a Meatless Monday section. Unfortunately most of the section had meals with lots of pasta. I’m never going to complain about pasta, I love pasta, but if looking to… Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Chickens!

We have had our ten ladies for a little over a year now. They are in the process of molting, so they are rather odd looking at the moment but we still love them. We celebrated them by getting them… Continue Reading →

Baked Leek with Cream and Tarragon

(This recipe is from Fresh From the Farmer’s Market by Janet Fletcher) I know, the picture is pitiful. I would love to know how she created such a beautiful picture for her cookbook because it is just not a pretty… Continue Reading →

Fresh From the Farmer’s Market Orecchiette with Chard and Ricotta

If you have read¬†Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Vegetable Miracle and have decided to try and eat locally for a year this cookbook would definitely be helpful. It organizes recipes based on what to you can find seasonally at your local farmer’s… Continue Reading →

Na’an Pizza

In a pinch I always make Na’an. We had Jim’s parents over for dinner recently¬†and I was planning to have eggplant hamburgers and last minute I realized we didn’t have hamburger buns so I made Na’an wraps to use instead…. Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Spaghetti and Meatballs

Have you ever tried Spaghetti Squash? It’s incredible, it’s also incredibly hard shelled! I usually have Jim attack it with the large knife. We’ve found that once you get the knife embedded it and then kinda of pick it up… Continue Reading →

Meatless Month

After the month of December Jim and I were feeling just a little bit bogged down by all the rich food we had been eating. I spent a week in Texas and I don’t think I have ever eaten so… Continue Reading →

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