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Recipes you can make from ingredients grown in your back yard.

Chicken with Smooshed Tomatoes

I don’t know about you but I struggle with meals in the summer sometimes. There are only so many salads one can make. It is way too hot to do anything today, especially cook. But thank goodness for air conditioning!… Continue Reading →

A Great Day in Baking History

It was an incredible day for baking today! History was made! I have created my most epic baking achievement yet! BEHOLD!! BAGELS!! It all started with an intense craving for bagels I had one day. But when I went to… Continue Reading →

Red Currant Jelly

I hope everyone liked the muffin recipe! You know what is great on Red Currant Muffins? Red Currant Jelly! Well, more like: what else do you do with four more full, ripe bushes of red currants? You make jelly! I… Continue Reading →

Red Currant Muffins

Our four Red Currant bushes are ready and after a taste test right off the bush I figured out I wasn’t a fan, and I think Jim agreed with me. After a tart (tiny) burst of berry flavor the seed… Continue Reading →

Spring Stew

Spring is the toughest time of the year fresh-food wise. Before, when I relied on grocery stores and didn’t care about where my food was coming from I didn’t even think about the fact that Spring is the low point… Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Roasted Chickpea Gyros

This week I unintentionally planned all vegetarian meals. We’ll see how it goes, we’re only one day in. While I love vegetarian meals both Jim and I usually find ourselves hungry a couple hours after the meal. So with all… Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Spinach “Frittata”

Sunday mornings are tough for me. Usually I’m tired from all the work we did Saturday and usually we don’t get to sleep in. Like this Sunday we had a quote for the back splash at 9, so we had… Continue Reading →

(A Little Less) Butter Chicken

I’ve been wanting to make this dish for awhile, ever since I had it at an Indian restaurant where I used to live in Bloomfield. I must admit though that when I looked up the recipe I was a tad… Continue Reading →

Nice and Easy Naan

I’ve been wanting to make Naan for a while now. When I went up to Vermont on my Maple Syrup Adventure we made flat bread several times. They had a large wood stove they always kept going, once we rolled… Continue Reading →

One Pan Poached Salmon and Green Beans

This poached salmon and green beans recipe is an easy weeknight meal. As many of you might have figured out salmon is James’ and mine favorite type of fish. I am always trying to figure out different ways to make… Continue Reading →

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