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Happy Birthday Baby (It’s me, Really, Your Mama)

Sep 25th, 2013 | Categories: Family | 8 comments

Oh how I’ve missed you dear reader. You probably don’t recognize me, now that I’ve been stripped of my crown.  Now that I no longer hold the title and wear the proud sash  ‘Queen of Those Who Will Never Ever Allow Animals in this House.’ I’m not who you think I am.  Or maybe I’m [...]

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What I did over Winter Break

Jan 28th, 2013 | Categories: Family, Homemade | 7 comments

My children might try to tell you that I spent their winter break hiding away in a pumpkin shell. And maybe I did and maybe I didn’t. And maybe the impossible sheen of my bouncy tail makes the whole issue a moot point anyway. Ahh, such fluffy finesse.  It is not achieved through the wonders [...]

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RECIPE: Oven Baked Pancake

Jan 23rd, 2013 | Categories: Recipe | 1 comment

This tastes as good as it looks, and it’s a beauty! Ingredients: Butter (enough to melt and cover bottom of pan) 3 eggs 3/4 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup flour 1-2 Tbls sugar pinch of salt Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Melt butter in ovenproof frying pan on stovetop. (you can also use [...]

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Perfectly Pernicioius Popovers

Dec 12th, 2012 | Categories: Family, Homemade | 6 comments

Dang that title sounds good. Good enough that in the name of honoring this amazing breakfast treat we will ignore the self-incriminating feel of it. I know what you’re thinking.  That if I must insist upon this alliterative annoyance, why not go with something more suitable? Persnickety perchance? That packs the power of the literary [...]

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RECIPE: Popovers

Dec 11th, 2012 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

Nature: 1, Nuture: 0

Oct 1st, 2012 | Categories: Family | 5 comments

What, me worry?

Sep 12th, 2012 | Categories: Earth, Family | 8 comments

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Bowl

Sep 4th, 2012 | Categories: Family, Garden, Homemade | 12 comments

Once Upon a Time in an Enchanted Suburb

Oct 30th, 2011 | Categories: Earth, Family | 8 comments

Moral of the Story: Heed Check Appendix Light

Jul 21st, 2011 | Categories: Family | 10 comments

Ahhh, Vacation

Jul 13th, 2011 | Categories: Family | 13 comments

Silver Bells, Cockle Shells, they’re all just fine without me

Jul 1st, 2011 | Categories: Family, Garden | 6 comments

What I don’t know about chickens

Jun 16th, 2011 | Categories: CSA, Earth, Garden | 6 comments

Arrrr, Keep Ye Quarters (& bring me them toys)

Jun 6th, 2011 | Categories: Family | 6 comments

Blame it on the Rain that keeps fallin’ fallin’

May 25th, 2011 | Categories: Earth, Garden | 5 comments

Surprisingly Entertaining Pets

May 17th, 2011 | Categories: Family | 2 comments

Mouse Skulls and Mother’s Day

May 10th, 2011 | Categories: Family, Garden | 5 comments

Free-Ranging It

Apr 27th, 2011 | Categories: Family | 7 comments

The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

Apr 11th, 2011 | Categories: Family, Garden | 9 comments

But Honey — Mommy Thinks You’re Terrific

Apr 4th, 2011 | Categories: Family | 8 comments

March Madness and Garden Insanity

Mar 22nd, 2011 | Categories: Family, Garden | 5 comments

Oh Yeah, the Ides of March

Mar 14th, 2011 | Categories: Family | 9 comments

Well Good Morning to You Too

Mar 7th, 2011 | Categories: Family, Garden | 7 comments

The Enthusiastic Consumption of Vegetables

Dec 10th, 2010 | Categories: Family, Health | 5 comments

Back … to the Future

Nov 17th, 2010 | Categories: Family | 8 comments

RECIPE: Not too sweet from-scratch pudding

Nov 17th, 2010 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

Garden Update June 3, 2010

Jun 7th, 2010 | Categories: Garden | 1 comment

Gone Fishin’

Jun 7th, 2010 | Categories: Family, Garden | 9 comments

Time keeps on ticking, alas

May 31st, 2010 | Categories: Family | 7 comments

Sure, sure the Coleus is Leggy

May 24th, 2010 | Categories: Garden | 7 comments

Baby Photo Gallery

May 21st, 2010 | Categories: Garden | Comments Off

Oh How the Garden Does Grow, May 20

May 21st, 2010 | Categories: Garden, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Put That Thing Away

May 17th, 2010 | Categories: Family, Garden | 7 comments

Inch by Inch, Row by Row, Gee I’ve had it with this Snow

May 12th, 2010 | Categories: Garden | 3 comments

He’s Not Huntin’ Wabbits

May 10th, 2010 | Categories: Earth, Family, Homemade | 4 comments

May 7…Frost v the Flowers

May 9th, 2010 | Categories: Garden | 4 comments

In the Garden…April

May 7th, 2010 | Categories: Garden | 2 comments

March in the Garden

May 7th, 2010 | Categories: Garden | Comments Off

Hello? Can I get some Raindrops on Roses over here?

May 3rd, 2010 | Categories: Family | 6 comments

The Birds, The Bees and The Booty Shake-Shake

Apr 25th, 2010 | Categories: Earth, Family | 4 comments

No, Not That Season

Apr 19th, 2010 | Categories: Family | 5 comments

Au Natural Trellis

Apr 13th, 2010 | Categories: Family, Garden | Comments Off

When Monkeys Fly…

Apr 12th, 2010 | Categories: Family, Garden | 7 comments

I’m Not Getting Voted Off This Homestead

Apr 5th, 2010 | Categories: Family, Garden, Homemade | 6 comments

Aquariums are for Posers

Mar 29th, 2010 | Categories: Family, Garden | 7 comments

It’s Super Cali Fragil Istic, or so

Mar 22nd, 2010 | Categories: Garden | 5 comments

Stupid March

Mar 14th, 2010 | Categories: Family, Garden | 8 comments

Highlanders Make Great Friends

Mar 9th, 2010 | Categories: Family | 9 comments

I Pledge, Well Kind of

Mar 1st, 2010 | Categories: Earth, Family | 14 comments

Teach the children well

Feb 23rd, 2010 | Categories: Family, Health | 16 comments

It’s Planting Time, Right?

Feb 16th, 2010 | Categories: Family, Garden | 9 comments

Wanted: Tooth Fairy

Feb 10th, 2010 | Categories: Family | 14 comments

I Don’t Even Like Whiskey

Feb 3rd, 2010 | Categories: Family | 12 comments

One Upping Grandma

Jan 27th, 2010 | Categories: Family, Homemade | 12 comments

RECIPE: Chocolate Nutty Swirl Cake

Jan 27th, 2010 | Categories: Homemade, Recipe | 1 comment

When SuperFoods Attack

Jan 22nd, 2010 | Categories: Family, Health | 12 comments

You’ve Got Issues

Jan 15th, 2010 | Categories: Family | 8 comments

Grandma Was So Much Tougher

Jan 11th, 2010 | Categories: Family, Homemade | 7 comments

It’s Her Birthday…and I’ll Cry If I Want To

Jan 4th, 2010 | Categories: Family | 10 comments

I have no words

Dec 29th, 2009 | Categories: Uncategorized | 6 comments

Tempation v Moderation, a struggle in verse

Dec 17th, 2009 | Categories: Family, Health | 9 comments

What Not to Wear

Dec 12th, 2009 | Categories: Health | 6 comments

Kiss Gourmet Good-bye (and point me towards tomorrow)

Dec 5th, 2009 | Categories: Uncategorized | 5 comments

Hungry? Pass Me My Soapbox

Nov 30th, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family | 8 comments

Mwha Ha Ha, Mwha Ha Ha (wring hands here)

Nov 18th, 2009 | Categories: Family | 8 comments

I’ll Have Thanksgiving When I Want to Have Thanksgiving

Nov 12th, 2009 | Categories: Family, Homemade | 11 comments

RECIPE: Carmelized Onion and Cornbread Stuffing

Nov 12th, 2009 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

RECIPE: Cranberry Orange and Apple Relish

Nov 12th, 2009 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

RECIPE: Delicious Thanksgiving Turkey

Nov 12th, 2009 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

RECIPE: Cheater’s Gravy (Make-It-Ahead)

Nov 12th, 2009 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

And There I’d Keep Him Very Well

Nov 4th, 2009 | Categories: Family | 8 comments

Quoth the Husband, Nevermore

Oct 29th, 2009 | Categories: Family | 9 comments

And with one last sultry look, she bid farewell forever

Oct 23rd, 2009 | Categories: Homemade | 12 comments

Ode to Tractors

Oct 17th, 2009 | Categories: Family | 13 comments

Cabin Fevers

Oct 12th, 2009 | Categories: Family, Homemade | 13 comments

RECIPE: Crusty homemade bread

Oct 11th, 2009 | Categories: Homemade, Recipe | 1 comment

RECIPE: Oven Baked French Fries

Oct 6th, 2009 | Categories: Recipe | 1 comment

Pizza and French Fries at Casa Your Place

Oct 6th, 2009 | Categories: Homemade | 7 comments

RECIPE: Homemade Easy Cheesy Pizza

Oct 6th, 2009 | Categories: Recipe | 2 comments

RECIPE: Carmelized Onions with Balsamic

Oct 6th, 2009 | Categories: Recipe | 1 comment

Hay is for Horses, Not Bras

Sep 29th, 2009 | Categories: CSA, Earth, Family | 9 comments

Happy Birthday, Baby

Sep 25th, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family | 14 comments

Smash it! Mash it! Turn it into Juice!

Sep 20th, 2009 | Categories: CSA, Family, Homemade | 15 comments

Green Beans are good for you, M+Ms are good for me

Sep 14th, 2009 | Categories: CSA, Family | 17 comments

Noooooo! Not My Squash

Sep 8th, 2009 | Categories: Garden, Homemade | 10 comments

I Am In Love

Sep 2nd, 2009 | Categories: Family | 16 comments

Peachy Keen

Aug 27th, 2009 | Categories: Garden, Homemade | 13 comments

RECIPE: Shortbread Cake with Peaches and Raspberries

Aug 27th, 2009 | Categories: Recipe | 2 comments

RECIPE: Dave’s Crazy Good Peach Salsa

Aug 27th, 2009 | Categories: Homemade, Recipe | 1 comment

Footloose and Sneezy-free

Aug 22nd, 2009 | Categories: Garden | 5 comments

The Downside of Cool

Aug 20th, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family | 11 comments

Morning Glory Hallelujah

Aug 16th, 2009 | Categories: Family | 10 comments

Welcome to the Jungle

Aug 10th, 2009 | Categories: CSA, Garden, Homemade | 7 comments

RECIPE: Eggplant Parmesan

Aug 10th, 2009 | Categories: Recipe | 1 comment

And the medal goes to…

Aug 4th, 2009 | Categories: Family | 15 comments

A Girl By Any Other Name…

Jul 27th, 2009 | Categories: Family | 9 comments

The Eye of the Tiger

Jul 19th, 2009 | Categories: Family, Homemade | 10 comments

Grid, Shmid…We Can Do It All On Our Own

Jul 14th, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family, Homemade | 9 comments

RECIPE: Fresh Fried Fish

Jul 14th, 2009 | Categories: Recipe | 1 comment

My, What Big Spinach You’ve Got Granny

Jul 9th, 2009 | Categories: Family, Garden | 6 comments

Down at the Ole Watering Hole

Jul 3rd, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family | 9 comments

The Facts of Life, thanks to the farm

Jun 28th, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family | 8 comments

Moving Right Along, Good Times

Jun 23rd, 2009 | Categories: Family | 7 comments

Hit the road, jack

Jun 19th, 2009 | Categories: Family, Garden | 12 comments

Strawberry picking in the pouring rain

Jun 13th, 2009 | Categories: CSA, Earth, Family | 12 comments

Rain clouds, rhubarb and cowboy boots

Jun 7th, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family, Garden | 14 comments

Yup, it’s me; all cool-like and laid-back

Jun 1st, 2009 | Categories: Family, Garden | 11 comments

Not so great expectations

May 25th, 2009 | Categories: Family, Garden | 5 comments

Your Rockin’ Rhubarb Resource

May 18th, 2009 | Categories: Family, Garden | 12 comments

Roly-poly pavilion now open!

May 13th, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family, Garden | 7 comments

My house smells like dirt (in a good way)

May 8th, 2009 | Categories: Family, Garden | 11 comments

And pretty babes all in a row

May 1st, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family, Garden | 14 comments

Woodpeckers are such total losers

Apr 27th, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family | 10 comments

I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger..once a week?

Apr 19th, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family | 10 comments

It’s diet time

Apr 12th, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family | 10 comments

What’s the big deal about HFCS?

Apr 1st, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family, Homemade | 14 comments

I’ll take one latte…and 23 fifth graders please

Mar 26th, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family, Garden | 5 comments

Changes in altitude, plenty of attitude

Mar 23rd, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Family, Garden | 4 comments

Spring, sprouting and flinging all over the place

Mar 15th, 2009 | Categories: Family | 10 comments

In support of delusions all the same

Mar 10th, 2009 | Categories: Family | 10 comments

Chard, the thing that makes you say Mmmm (really!)

Mar 4th, 2009 | Categories: Family, Homemade | 12 comments

RECIPE: Annie’s Magical Chard Chips

Mar 4th, 2009 | Categories: Recipe | 1 comment

Sugar Cube Igloo with Frosting, *recipe not included

Feb 27th, 2009 | Categories: Family | 15 comments

Pretty please with chard on top

Feb 23rd, 2009 | Categories: Earth, Garden, Homemade | 11 comments

RECIPE: Swiss Chard, For the Family

Feb 23rd, 2009 | Categories: Family, Recipe | 1 comment

RECIPE: No-mush lasagna

Feb 22nd, 2009 | Categories: Homemade, Recipe | 2 comments

No control, part 2

Feb 17th, 2009 | Categories: Family | 9 comments

There’s nothing like cinnamon in the morning

Feb 11th, 2009 | Categories: Homemade | 10 comments

RECIPE: Homemade Granola

Feb 11th, 2009 | Categories: Recipe | 1 comment

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…Super-Flax!

Feb 11th, 2009 | Categories: Family, Kermit | Comments Off

Obsessed? You say that like it’s a bad thing.

Feb 3rd, 2009 | Categories: Family | 14 comments

So long Aunt Jemima

Jan 26th, 2009 | Categories: Family | 14 comments

RECIPE: Eileen’s Homemade Pancakes

Jan 25th, 2009 | Categories: Recipe | 1 comment

I’ve got it all under control

Jan 21st, 2009 | Categories: Family | 10 comments

Can you tell me how to get, how to get . . .

Jan 15th, 2009 | Categories: Earth | 9 comments

I want candy

Jan 7th, 2009 | Categories: Family | 7 comments

Happy Birthday to you

Jan 4th, 2009 | Categories: Family | 9 comments

Some like it hot, and I’m starting to see why

Dec 29th, 2008 | Categories: Family | 9 comments

Talkin’ Trash

Dec 24th, 2008 | Categories: Earth | 9 comments

The Mighty Mushroom

Dec 16th, 2008 | Categories: Family, Garden | 9 comments

In defense of (not eating) food

Dec 10th, 2008 | Categories: Family | 7 comments

Breaking the rules

Dec 7th, 2008 | Categories: Family | 5 comments

RECIPE: Ruth’s Amazing Brownies

Dec 7th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | 1 comment

Gotta go for the garlic

Dec 4th, 2008 | Categories: Garden | 8 comments

Only November, so where’d all that food go?

Nov 24th, 2008 | Categories: Earth, Family | 11 comments

Crusty artisan bread with shards of glass

Nov 18th, 2008 | Categories: Family | 14 comments

What about those pumpkins?

Nov 13th, 2008 | Categories: Earth, Family, Garden | 6 comments

Let them eat pumpkin

Nov 12th, 2008 | Categories: Kermit | 2 comments

RECIPE: Pumpkin puree

Nov 12th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

Pick a peck of pumpkins

Nov 10th, 2008 | Categories: Earth, Family | 5 comments

Who is this chick?

Nov 6th, 2008 | Categories: Earth, Family | 7 comments

Here it is, your moment of Zen

Nov 2nd, 2008 | Categories: CSA, Family | 5 comments

My favorite things

Nov 1st, 2008 | Categories: Family | 6 comments

The Celery is Coming, The Celery is Coming

Oct 29th, 2008 | Categories: CSA, Family | 5 comments

Strike Two, Cauliflower’s Outta Here

Oct 27th, 2008 | Categories: CSA, Family, Garden | 6 comments

RECIPE: Mashed Cauliflower

Oct 27th, 2008 | Categories: CSA, Recipe | Comments Off

Still life with Squash

Oct 24th, 2008 | Categories: Garden | 6 comments

Oh the weather

Oct 18th, 2008 | Categories: Earth, Family, Garden | 9 comments

RECIPE: Apple Pie

Oct 18th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

So they all puree Part II

Oct 10th, 2008 | Categories: Family | 7 comments

RECIPE: Pumpkin Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chips

Oct 10th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

the cat goes away…so they all puree?

Oct 8th, 2008 | Categories: Family | 8 comments

RECIPE: Butternut Squash Soup

Oct 8th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

Summer lovin’

Oct 1st, 2008 | Categories: Garden | 4 comments

who me, jealous?

Sep 29th, 2008 | Categories: Family, Garden | 5 comments

Holy Tomatoes Batman

Sep 28th, 2008 | Categories: Earth, Family, Garden | 5 comments

Little House in the ‘burbs

Sep 26th, 2008 | Categories: Family, Garden | 7 comments

RECIPE: Tomato Sauce

Sep 26th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | 2 comments

Happy Birthday to Acadia

Sep 25th, 2008 | Categories: Family | 11 comments

Super-Squirrel

Sep 20th, 2008 | Categories: Family, Garden | 7 comments

Yeah, yeah, it’s just a cold

Sep 17th, 2008 | Categories: Family | 8 comments

RECIPE: Eggplant layers

Sep 12th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | 2 comments

Au natural

Sep 12th, 2008 | Categories: Family | 10 comments

Hello Happy Autumn

Sep 4th, 2008 | Categories: Family, Garden | 8 comments

RECIPE: Applesauce

Sep 4th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | 2 comments

Take my cauliflower, please

Aug 30th, 2008 | Categories: Family | 8 comments

Someday my prince will hop away

Aug 25th, 2008 | Categories: Garden | 7 comments

Let’s talk about sex, baby

Aug 20th, 2008 | Categories: Garden | 7 comments

RECIPE: Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sage

Aug 19th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | 2 comments

And away we went…

Aug 16th, 2008 | Categories: Family | 8 comments

RECIPE: Chocolate chip Strawberry Bread

Jul 25th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

Jam on it

Jul 25th, 2008 | Categories: Family | 9 comments

Honey I tricked the kids

Jul 19th, 2008 | Categories: Family | 9 comments

RECIPE: Zebra Fries

Jul 19th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | 2 comments

RECIPE: Confetti Cookies (shhh, there’s zucchini in there)

Jul 19th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

Know what you can do with those growth charts?

Jul 15th, 2008 | Categories: Family, Garden | 12 comments

RECIPE: Raspberry Parfaits

Jul 14th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

RECIPE: Super Easy Freezer-style Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Jul 9th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

RECIPE: Strawberry ice cream with dark chocolate chips

Jul 8th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

Kohlrabi, Princess Warrior

Jul 8th, 2008 | Categories: Family | 12 comments

RECIPE: Strawberry Puree

Jul 8th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | Comments Off

Rhubarb, when do I pick it and what do I do with it?

Jul 7th, 2008 | Categories: Kermit | 3 comments

RECIPE: Asian Noodle Salad with Kohlrabi

Jul 6th, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | 2 comments

RECIPE: Rhubarb Crisp

Jul 1st, 2008 | Categories: Recipe | 3 comments

Nice Trash

Jun 15th, 2008 | Categories: Earth, Family | 2 comments

Rhubarb, one tough old gal

Jun 7th, 2008 | Categories: Garden | 3 comments

Compost Heap! I got a Compost Heap!

Mar 30th, 2008 | Categories: Kermit | 1 comment