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Bringing Permaculture to Life in the Kitchen



Warm Roast Pumpkin Salad

This is the last recipe from our Farm to Table. I think. Probably, Ā could be wrong. I know pumpkins aren’t in season any more and I’m sorry šŸ™ But here it is anyway. Save it for next year! I knew… Continue Reading →

Shrimp and Zucchini Lo MeinĀ 

I love Lo Mein but I hate that every time I get it from my local Chinese place itā€™s dripping in oil, I always get a stomach ache. So I was so excited to try and make my own Lo… Continue Reading →

Jalapeno Poppers

Need a quick and easy holiday party appetizer?Ā Even if you’re not a huge fan of spicy foods like me, there are great uses for having some jalapenos growing right outside in the garden (we froze ours since we have so… Continue Reading →

Eggplant Kuku

As you know, we were up to our eyeballs in eggplants. So naturally I took to Pinterest and other online sources to find some diverse eggplant dishes. This one intrigued me. It had the eggplant, eggs (which we eat lots… Continue Reading →

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

We are still in the middle of moving. I can’t even describe how perfect James has been helping me move my things in and supplying me with chocolate when he finds me frozen in the middle of all the unpacked… Continue Reading →

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies

When planning our Farm to Table dinner I realized that I hadnā€™t planned a dessert. The entrees were easy, I wanted to create dishes that had mostly everything we were growing. One of the key things I love about cooking… Continue Reading →

Caramelized Onion, bacon and Sweet Potato Soup

I experienced this soup for the first time when I visited my sister out in Washington and joined her for a cooking class her apartment complex was hosting. Thatā€™s right, her apartment complex. Not going to lie, I had some… Continue Reading →

Carrot Pumpkin Soup

Also part of our Farm to Table menu I was super excited to make this soup. About a year ago after visiting my sister in Washington and taking a cooking class at her apartment complex I came home with an… Continue Reading →

Fresh Herb and Sorrel Sauce on Salmon

My new discovery is Sorrel. Jim loves to walk around the garden and have you taste different edible leaves and the one that surprised me the most was the sorrel. Itā€™s a broad flat leaf that looks a lot like… Continue Reading →

Carrot Muffins

We are in the middle of merging, AKA me moving in with James. During the merging of the kitchen tools, utensils and other mismatched odds and ends I got up close and personal with the new and improved pantry full… Continue Reading →

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