It's well into September and the air has been hot and sticky again. We had a brief cooling off around Labor Day, but summer is isn't ready to let go yet. I don't mind so much, but am ready to feel cooler air. My body is telling me the hot 80's is not natural for … Continue reading Stretching our fancy coffee budget
We moved into our new home in January on a snowy, bitter cold Saturday. My daughter was 9 weeks old, I was on maternity leave, and happy to have the time off to set up the house and unpack. After we moved, we were plagued by a string of snow storms over the next 3 … Continue reading Apple harvest from our 100 year old tree
Just having a little fun here! There is a hint of phallic though... I didn't jump into the "zoodle" craze. In fact, I had never even heard of zoodles until I heard a group of co-workers talking about them. At the time I quietly rolled my eyes over this craze. A year or so later … Continue reading What happened to my zucchini?
I love fresh basil. The fragrant aroma tickles of senses and makes nearly any dish test exquisite! Have you ever bought fresh basil from the store, wrapped it in a paper towel or tea cloth only to find it wilted or with brown spots over the next day or two? Well, that has been my experience … Continue reading Basil: The proper way to store it
We are long-time members of a local CSA. My husband and I stared our CSA journey early in our dating/cohabiting days. Six years later we opted out for two seasons due to tight financial times and the busyness of life with a toddler. After a season or two without our weekly produce pick-up, we discovered … Continue reading Making the most of early summer greens