ROASTED BEETS

ROASTED BEETS

I haven’t met a girl who doesn’t like beets.  Is it the blood red color, the earthy flavor, the sweetness?  Who knows?!  But, what I haven’t met is a man who likes them, or I don’t know of many anyway.   You can try this experiment too, I bet...
GRASSHOPPER SMOOTHIE

GRASSHOPPER SMOOTHIE

Ha, got your attention! I make some version of this smoothie a couple of times a week for my girls and me.  We love it because it is packed with superfoods and greens!  Ok, grasshoppers aren’t one of the ingredients, but we like to pretend that they are...
DRAGON BREAD

DRAGON BREAD

As part of our home schooling each year, we make dragon bread for Michaelmas, decorating the monster with dried fruit and nuts.  We like to use pumpkin seeds for spikes! Michaelmas is celebrated in honor of Saint Michael, who was known to have slain a fierce and...

APPLE BOUNTY

Beautiful soft autumn day; listening to sweet banjo and fiddle play as we pick apples from the orchards at the Santa Fe Community Farm.  Warm sun on shoulders, warm laughter from the children, bobbing for apples as we pick the fruit. Fifty five pounds of apples...

SPRING BUTTER

Spring is finally here.  Birds have come out to sing, fruit trees are in bloom and cows are grazing in fresh green pastures.  What could make this time of year feel even more joyful?  Making home made butter, of course.  This is one thing that is so simple to make and...

SOAKED GRAINS

I am not traditionally one for mixing sweet treats and “health food”.   It always seemed like an oxymoron to me.  Often healthy treats are laking in flavor and are just plain plain.   If I am going to indulge on a treat, I want it to give me something...

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