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My crazy raw beet salad


I have once again been inspired by Wardeh at GNOWGFLINS.

I enjoy salads, but I am burned out on romaine lettuce . . . and spinach . . . and even that great box of organic mixed greens at Costco.  So, I would buy all these things and then never make salad.

Then I read [...]

Reuse that jar!

I had an epiphany a few months back.  While I was going to Target to buy plastic Snapwear and CostPlus to buy glass spice jars, I was throwing perfectly good glass jars in the recycler.  So I started cleaning these jars and a revolution began in my house.  I have simultaneously reduced the amount of [...]

Yes, you can cook delicious, flavorful food in a crock pot

I love to cook and, before kids, I loved spending a couple hours sipping a glass of wine, listening to beautiful music, and making dinner.  Now I have two children, times have changed, and by the end of the day, I am pooped. 

I still have the desire to spend all that time lovingly [...]

Awesome website about food & living simply – GNOWFGLINS™

Do you ever come across a website that is so incredible, so chockfull of interesting, useful everyday information that you are compelled to share it with everyone you know?

That is how I feel about GNOWFGLINS™.

I’ve spent the past hour bouncing on my yoga ball trying to get my baby to sleep and, while [...]

Plum bake-off status

I’ve spend the last few days picking, cleaning, slicing … making chutney, plum butter & ginger plum jam …. canning, freezing … making a pie… my first plum pie… it was heavenly and I really want to bust out a few more pies and freeze them.. you can get the recipes I used here.

Delia [...]

Recipes for when you have a ton of plums

So today DH and I canned for the first time and it was so cool!  Our plum tree is loaded with fruit and after to many years of fruit rotting on the ground only to be collected and composted (via our super-cool Compost Twin), we decided to actually start processing these sweet little gifts and [...]

Buying Grass-Fed Beef in California

I’m interested in eating grass-fed beef because it’s better for us to eat, for the environment, and for the cows.  And who doesn’t like happy cows grazing on a hillside rather than standing in their own slop?  A group of families in my local homeschooling group are interested in collecting our resources and purchasing a [...]

Recipes from K’s Birthday

I’ve been wanting to share recipes I love for a while and just didn’t know where to begin, but having K’s birthday party this past weekend has finally given me that perfect starting place.

Mommies need recipes that are tasty, nutritious, easy to make, and maybe even have a component or two where your young [...]