Enjoy the winter scenes and my mushrooms and indoor garden photos and a kitty or two!
You know how some people love peas, but not pea soup? Or hummus but not chickpeas? It's funny because I love both peas and pea soup! And, I love a hummus, but not a fan eating just chickpeas by themselves! So weird. However, once I add them to a salad or combine them with other … Continue reading Chickpea Salad
I love to use single-ingredient proteins in my recipes including Bob's Red Mill Hemp Powder or Chia Seeds, or I use whole raw nuts to add good fats, protein and fiber to my smoothies and other recipes. Depending on the nut, however, it will add a level of grittiness or creaminess to the recipe depending … Continue reading CRANBERRY CUTIE
Ok, so you all know I love gardening of any kind, and I have been wanting to forage for mushrooms for quite a while now, but never really knew where to go, what to look for and when. I have taken a few seminars and know a few friends who forage mushrooms with great luck … Continue reading Mushrooms Anyone?
I am wicked excited! I just received my 50-Plant Composting Garden Tower 2 yesterday! Many of you know I am an avid gardener and I try new things in my garden each growing season. I put in a hugelkultur a few years ago; self-watering 5 gallon buckets last year; many raised beds; tried a stagnant … Continue reading My Garden Tower® 2 Delivery
T'is the season for hearty stews and soups, warm biscuits and spiced drinks.One of my favorite summer raw soups, using fresh-picked peppers from the garden, is especially lovely when the weather turns cool and damp. The hot water and cayenne pepper adds some heat and a kick. Ingredients 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 4 hours … Continue reading Red Pepper Soup
My daughter Aspen is a talented artist and Licensed Nail Tech working in northern RI. She graduated from school just before the pandemic hit and worked for a short time at a local salon before everything shut down. Instead of bumming out, she practiced on me and her best friend during lock down, and worked … Continue reading Aspen Does Nails
Holy cow! By the end of August, you can feel the temperature change and the humidity drop. A hint of Autumn is on the breeze, and in our area, apples and peaches are ripening in the orchards. When our local peaches are fresh-picked, they smell a-mazing and you know, without question, that first bite is … Continue reading Raw Peachy Cobbler
Hello again! It is August 2020 this summer has been hotter and more humid than usual, and without much rain. It is still quite warm and humid and we are finally getting some rain these last few days. Hurricane season is more active this year as well, and we lost another tree in the last … Continue reading August Around the Homestead
We have been using this recipe for years and it is still one of our favorites around here! Follow these easy steps to make a healthy, refreshing treat that has only two ingredients with no added sugar or artificial ingredients. Try this recipe with peaches in the same way, which is absolutely delicious! Or combine … Continue reading Mango Sorbet