Almond Milk

We don’t drink much dairy in our house.  I buy a very small amount but because both K and C have dairy sensitivity I tend to avoid large quantities of it.  Lately though, I’ve been wondering about our Almond and/or Rice Milk and that Carrageenan additive that I’ve heard some conflicting reports on.

Today I opted […]

By |January 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Recipes|Tags: , |2 Comments

The Art of Meal Planning.

We all know that creating a meal plan often saves inches, money and time in the long run.  We also know it is ‘smart’ to do, but many like me, hate doing it!  I know I can’t be the only one who dislikes making a meal “plan” for the week.  Its like, who has […]

An Easy Classic Bread

I used to be terrified of making bread, but it really is super easy – and there isn’t anything better then fresh baked bread with some butter.  Hmmm…

This is my foolproof ‘dough’ recipe.  You can roll it out to make breadsticks, bagels, buns, pizza dough – you name it!  Its that versatile.

Start off with […]

“Eat What You Have” Week 1 UPDATE

Well it has been 1 week since we started the “Eat What You Have” Challenge.  I must say this is not as easy as I had anticipated.  I’m going to better plan next week’s meals so that we can have some diversity and cut down on our starches a bit as this week it […]

The “EAT WHAT YOU HAVE” Challenge.

Grocery shopping in this house happens at least once a week.  Sometimes I plan ahead for the weeks meals and ingredients, but usually I just “buy whatever I feel like” and make meals from that.  By doing this, I am positive I spend a significant amount more!

Since building The Potager, we have saved lots on […]

Super Easy Applesauce

We have tons of beautiful apples so this is the first of what I’m sure will be several apple recipes!

This recipe is from the Pioneer Woman and is easily adaptable.  It can be refrigerated or canned.  We chose to refrigerate this batch to ensure we actually liked it before tackling a huge amount of applesauce.

It was great […]

Roasted Pan Patty Squash Soup

Our garden is producing tons of these guys!  While summer is still hanging on here on the West Coast, I noticed there was a bit of a nip in the air this afternoon signalling that Fall is almost here.

This soup was inspired by the seasons.  Light enough to feel like a summer soup with […]

Simple, Easy Small Batch Plum Jam


EDIT:  I forgot to mention I did add the  juice from about half a lemon to the plums before cooking.




Simple, Easy Refrigerator Pickles.

While I love pickles made the old fashioned way (just like Grandma made them!), I’m pressed for time.  So when I came across this recipe, it was perfect for us.

Delicious as it is easy, its a new staple in our house!




Kale Chips

Farm to Table Kale Chips