Fresh Garden Salsa

Fresh salsa from the garden is one of my favorite ways to use up the summer bounty of tomatoes and peppers. I do wish my cilantro in the garden had made it, but  for now I’ll make do with packaged. This amount of salsa is good for a small snack for 2 people. Ingredients: TomatoesContinue reading “Fresh Garden Salsa”

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”

Green Juice for Breakfast, Omega 8004/8006 Review

  Many mornings we start the day with juice from fresh produce. I can’t think of a quicker or better way to pack the nutritional punch that a glass of fresh vegetable juice offers. I can definitely tell the difference when we drink our juice versus when we don’t. I also noticed how filling aContinue reading “Green Juice for Breakfast, Omega 8004/8006 Review”