Last week, we took a drive out to a u-pick apple orchard, to celebrate the first day of fall. It was a gorgeous, sunny afternoon, with just a touch of chill in the air. As we ran and played amongst the corridors of trees, it felt as though the rest of the world had fallen away. We filled […]
“The Summer has just flown by, hasn’t it?” I heard these words come out of my mouth today, and I immediately had to chuckle at myself. Because really, time always passes exactly as quickly as it’s supposed to, does it not? This seems to be one of those lessons that I am going to have to […]
I planted two varieties of onions this spring – Walla Walla Sweet & Copra. I have been using the Walla Wallas all summer, harvesting them as needed. They’re delicious, but they don’t keep well. So, as summer draws to a close, I wanted to figure out a way to preserve the ones that were left in […]
When you could so easily toss that load of wash into the dryer, why bother hanging your laundry out on a clothesline to dry? Here are my top 10 reasons.
We live in Western Washington (state), where a hot summer day doesn’t climb much over 90 degrees. Our climate is pretty mild (both summer and winter) in comparison to many places. But our chickens are acclimated to the same temperature range as we are, and so, when it starts to feel uncomfortably hot for us, it’s […]
Runner beans (Phaseolus coccineus) are pretty enough to warrant a place in the garden purely for their ornamental value. Their edible value, however, is what bumps them to the top of my ‘must plant’ list every spring. They produce an abundance of large, tasty bean pods that can be used in the kitchen in numerous different ways. […]
Blackberries just taste like summertime. They bring back sweet childhood memories for me in a way that few other things can compare with. And so, every year, when the berries start to plump up and ripen, I head out with my basket. After hours spent standing in the sun, I head home, arms scratched by the thorns […]
Chard is just drop dead gorgeous. I mean really, if a member of the vegetable family could be described as sexy, it would be this one. And the praise is well-deserved, because not only is it easy on the eyes, it’s delicious to boot!
Are you (or someone you love) a zucchini hater? This is the recipe that will change your mind, and leave you singing the praises of this under-appreciated vegetable!
Step-by-step instructions for making perfectly caramelized onions. It takes some time, but the delicious results are worth every single minute!