Brandied Cherry Filling
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So I had this crazy idea the othe day. I decided I wanted to bbq a slab of bacon. Not exactly part of a vegan diet – which I am not on, so not sure why I mention it (LOL!), but it seemed so interesting that I decided to pursue it. As part of last … Continue reading

Brandied Cherry Filling

Boozy Cherries

Over the summer I put up some brandied cherries.  I recently pulled them out and made a batch of ready frosted cherry bars.  This only used about half the jar, so I turned the rest into this lovely version of a Black Forest Cake.  I was talked out of doing the whipped cream in favor … Continue reading

Heirloom Rainbow Carrots

These are a few of my favorite things…

Roasted Heirloom Rainbow Carrots (shown pre-roasting) Home-made Left-over Thanksgiving Day Turkey Pho Chocolate Cake. This was layered with a malted chocolate mouse, but it didn’t set up and was a bit disappointing.  But… you can never go wrong with chocolate!

Fuzzy Peach

I give up

OK, so I have been beating myself up a lot lately about this blog.  I was stressing about not having the time to do it, but then I kept filling my dance card with even more things, which just pushed this even further down the list of things for me to get done. Then, when … Continue reading

Apple Jelly and Collards

Farm Trek: Canner’s Log

Like any good diary of a journey, this one eventually descends into a self-made hell, just more quickly than most. Day One, Canner’s Log: Started the day off with a feeling of excitement as today was the weekly Farmer’s Market. Had been eyeing for 2-3 weeks now a couple of recipes for Apricot Jam and … Continue reading

Squash Blossoms

Couldn’t eat more locally if I tried

Lately, I have just not felt like doing much, even though I have nothing but much to do. I am currently juggling working, 3 kids on summer vacation and a new puppy. My sister thinks I have finally lost my fucking mind. I suspect she may be right, considering how well I seem to be … Continue reading

Just walk away

The 2nd Oldest Profession

Some days Motherhood just doesn’t give you the same satisfaction that others do. You don’t look at your kids and think that they are little angels. You don’t dream of how a meatloaf will change the world, if only they would try it. And most of all, you don’t want anyone to know that you … Continue reading

Grown up S'mores

To enjoy the moment, or ruin it forever

My husband often chides me when I am trying to get a photo of something that I want to remember.  He calls it “ruining the moment so I can capture it forever.”   I was seriously offended by this statement when I first heard it (he has a knack for that), but sadly, it rings … Continue reading


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