Heirloom Tomato Pizza

  We are currently tearing out our summer garden and replacing it with cool weather veggies. Since I am finally done processing the tomatoes, cucumbers, dill, zucchini, and every other summer vegetable, I have to time to blog about some of our favorite summer recipes that we had during the summer. Heirloom pizza was one […]

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About Growing Garlic

  The genesis of (almost) every meal in our home. These tiny cloves bring so much flavor to dinner. It is so nice to have homegrown bulbs of garlic hanging in our pantry. The best part is (obviously) the taste, but the second best part about homegrown garlic is that it is incredibly easy! Here’s […]

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5 Things We’ve Found Out About Ground Cherries.

Grey and I started growing ground cherries in 2014. For three summers we have enjoyed this not so common fruit for salsas and snacking! Here’s what we know about these cherry sized fruits:   1. It’s best to start seeds indoors six to eight weeks before your average last-frost date…or buy transplants. Be sure to […]

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Easy Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough

  One of our favorite things to enjoy together is a homemade pizza—crust and all. Summer is the perfect time! With fresh basil, tomatoes, shallots all fresh out of the garden, and garlic saved from this winter. Pizza is SUCH a fun dinner to make. I do enjoy easier recipes these days, with two little […]

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Summer To-Do List 2016

  Go to the beach Watch Fireworks Blow Bubbles Go Camping (& make s’mores!) Go Swimming Make Homemade Pizza Sidewalk Chalk BBQ Run through the sprinklers Play frisbee Have a picnic Go to a Farmer’s Market Go on a date with the kids Make Popsicles Look at the Stars A summer craft with kids Completely […]

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My Grandparents Moved.

My grandparents moved. At 81 & 83 years old, they’ve moved from the home that I have always known them to have, the ranch. I have mixed feelings, but an overall thankfulness that my grandparents are able to move to a home that is more manageable for them. I also have a feeling of silliness. […]

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Home Canned Tomatoes

  I spent about three whole days in our tiny kitchen canning tomatoes this summer… all to have for the coming winter months for stews and soups. Hallelujah I’m done! Phew… Canning can be so relaxing, when you can work to nothing but the sound of your favorite music or podcast.  I have to say […]

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How to Make Sun-dried Tomatoes

    One of the easiest ways to preserve tomatoes, from the garden, is to make “sun-dried” tomatoes. This year, we processed half of our tomatoes by drying them. We purchased a food dehydrator back in spring, and it has been put to good use this summer! We use sun-dried tomatoes on pizzas, salad, pasta, […]

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10 Tips for Growing Awesome Tomatoes

  1. Start With the Right Tomato Plant Tomatoes come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, tastes, temperaments, etc. Choosing the right variety for you is essential to your tomato growing success! We like to start our own tomatoes from seed, to have a larger variety of types to choose from. 2. Preheat the Soil […]

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