Garden Notebook – Sugar Snap Peas

This post is part of a series that will detail each plant I’m growing with pictures from seedling to vegetable!  Think of it as my online notebook of each variety. I decided to post these because I know during the cold snowy winter when I researched “what to grow” I loved looking at pictures ofContinue reading “Garden Notebook – Sugar Snap Peas”

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is my adaptation of a recipe from one of my favorite books, Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. I read the book this winter, and Barbara’s mention of how productive zucchini is in the garden was my sole reason for planting some this spring. I’m a sucker for aContinue reading “Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies”

DIY Moisturizing Hand and Body Cream

UPDATE (7/24/11) – Make sure to check out my DIY lotion update – this time with no water! Between diaper changes, garden work and working in the kitchen I find that I wash my hands many times a day. As a result I found that my hands were really dry all the time. In aContinue reading “DIY Moisturizing Hand and Body Cream”

Drying Herbs in a Dehydrator – Catnip

I have a good sized patch of catnip growing in my garden that’s threatening to overtake one of my pepper plants. So I decided that it was time to dry some catnip for tea. Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a member of the mint family and is apparently quite entrancing to cats. I don’t have cats so IContinue reading “Drying Herbs in a Dehydrator – Catnip”

Finally some sewing! A Katrina’s Soaker Diaper Cover

Pattern: Free Katrina’s Soaker Size: Small Material: Polar Fleece Embroidery From: Embroidery Library (I think) For having the word “sew” in the title, the blog has been seriously lacking in some sewing posts! So today I set out to change that. I have had this embroided fleece cut laying around for awhile (a few years…) and finally decided itContinue reading “Finally some sewing! A Katrina’s Soaker Diaper Cover”

A post July 4th thought

   photo credit: PMillera4   “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consentContinue reading “A post July 4th thought”