Freezing Corn

There is something very calming to me about tasks like shucking corn, shelling peas, etc.  Perhaps it is the mindless repetitive activity, or the literal ‘feeling’ of being ‘in-touch’ with my food? Whatever it is, I never mind these tasks. I am very picky about the corn I buy for my family, I have discovered…

SlimKicker Contest

Cooking from my garden is one part of the healthy, sustainable lifestyle I try to live and create for my family.  Eating healthy, staying fit and spending time in nature are all parts of our daily lives.  I know that many of my readers are interested in improving their heath and fitness, striving for healthier…

Garden Update

It is a transition time in the garden.  The “real” harvest is about to begin. There are hundreds of tomatoes on the plants; I have a feeling they will all ripen at once!  I am bracing myself for sauce-making, but also anxiously awaiting my tomato-cucumber salads!  The few teasers that have ripened have been great…

Blackberry Bread

There is an upside to days that I need to drive to Philadelphia instead of taking the train, I get to stop at Highland Orchards!  The day’s picks included blackberries.  I love quickbreads, so I searched for a recipe for a blackberry quickbread.  The one below, from Food.Com caught my eye as simple, straightforward and combined…

The Garden

This morning’s harvest.  This will turn into pesto, a salad for lunch and garlic sauteed chard for with dinner.  I still need to figure out what I want to do with the baby zucchini. People have been asking me what how big my garden is and what I am growing.  Here is the garden back…

Coming Soon: Zucchini, Zucchini, Zucchini

I was out weeding the garden today and saw loads of baby zucchini, so before we know it we will be up to our eyes in zucchini.  In our house that usually means lost of zucchini bread on the counter and in the freezer, especially when Arielle comes home to take over baking duties. I…

Adventure Tales Begin

As a sustainability professional and mother of children ranging from 3 to 21 years old, I care greatly about the food I serve my family.  It needs to be both good and good for them.  For the past few years I have been focusing our meals on what is available in my garden.  It is…