Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Dolce (that’s her next to the barn), JR, and I hope that you have a  wonderful holiday season, that you dream big dreams for 2016, and that they all come true. Cheers!

Caramelized Fennel with Orange

Caramelized Fennel with Orange

Our local grocery store is kind enough to donate their vegetable and fruit scraps to us as a supplement to our pigs’ diet. If the pigs’ weekly loot is any indication, fennel is not a terribly popular vegetable, which is unfortunate, as it is one of my favorites, and I believe it is deserving ofContinue Reading

Pumpkin Pie Baked Steel Cut Oats from The Whole Grain Promise: More Than 100 Recipes to Jumpstart a Healthier Diet + a giveaway

Pumpkin Pie Baked Steel Cut Oats from The Whole Grain Promise: More Than 100 Recipes to Jumpstart a Healthier Diet + a giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Heather, Diane, and Tracy, who all won a copy of the fabulous book The Whole Grain Promise. full disclosure: I was provided a complimentary copy of The Whole Grain Promise: More Than 100 Recipes to Jumpstart a Healthier Diet by its publisher, Running Press. As always, all opinions areContinue Reading

Sweet Potato-Bacon Biscuits

Sweet Potato-Bacon Biscuits

It’s time to start thinking about Turkey Day dishes again, and what better place to start than the bread basket? Because who doesn’t love a light, fluffy, sweet, and spicy bread product when the holidays roll around? Heck, who doesn’t love a light, fluffy, sweet, and spicy bread product when tonight’s dinner rolls around? And whatContinue Reading

This Week in the Garden – Early-August and so much mess

This Week in the Garden – Early-August and so much mess

To avoid the mess that is our early-August garden, let’s start with one of the better looking spots in the garden, like, say this volunteer sunflower in the herb bed that has 11 flower heads coming off of one robust stalk. We’ll just ogle this one flower and its honeybee friend for a moment beforeContinue Reading