Seed Starting 2015

This year I went ahead and splurged on a heat mat, since I had such disastrous failure starting peppers in our chilly basement last year. So far it has been successful. After almost a month, only 13 of the 36 cells I planted failed to sprout. As it stands right now, these are my spouts, with …

Maple Wheat Bread in the Zojirushi

Do you have a Zojirushi bread machine? Do you have a go-to wheat bread recipe yet? Well, your search is over! I have tried more than a few recipes for wheat bread in my Zo and I finally stopped when I found this one. It does take a little bit of programming for the HOME …

Chicken Abruzzi

This is a wonderful lunch or dinner meal that can be made largely from your garden! It makes delicious use of zucchini, kale, peppers, and anything else you might like to throw in. It is modeled from the Chicken Abruzzi that is available at Olive Garden (a delicious choice if you happen to be stopping …

The New Girls In Town

A few weeks ago we added some new girls to the yard. We now have seven one-year-old laying hens courtesy of our wonderful family! Thank you family – you know who you are! They are (I think) three barred rocks, one black australorp, and three easter eggers. Meet the girls!

First Cucumbers!

I found the first cucumbers hiding in the garden this morning. I had no idea they were that close. They are at the bottom of the trellis under the leaves. I brought them in and we promptly gobbled them up!