Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

Once upon a time there was a perfect dish. It was a beautiful pairing of fat, protein and garlic all jammed into one delicious spread. And they called it: HUMMUS! Lord have mercy. If there is one thing that I hope is in heaven, it’s hummus. And olives. And pickles. And lasagna. And a dariy cow. …. Where was I? Oh ya. On earth. With everything but the dairy cow.…

Eating Local – Getting Started

Eating Local – Getting Started

This post is going to be a heavy one, but it’s something that has been on my heart for a long time. Everyone is so caught up in special diets. I try not to be. I try to just eat what is locally available to me and I’m often questioned on it. Honestly why aren’t people eating more locally grown foods? Locally grown food is fresher, tastes better, and is…

Fine Crisp Cakes {with berry compote}

Fine Crisp Cakes {with berry compote}

You’ve probably been wondering where I’ve been. Truth be told, I’ve been eating cake. There I said it. My diet plans are out the window. I’m just sitting around eating cake in my kitchen looking at the mountains of projects that require my attention. But instead of jumping on them, like I really should, I pour myself another cup o’joe and whip up yet another butter cake. Butter and eggs,…

Infused Olive Oil {+ Infinity Jars Review}

Infused Olive Oil {+ Infinity Jars Review}

It’s that time of year again, ya’ll. The time when there is actually no time. Every project seems to take waaay longer than it’s supposed to, the to-do list grows by leaps and bounds every hour, and there’s never anything for dinner. I like to think I’m an organized person. I like to think I can handle whatever life throws at me. I like to think I’m strong. Ya’ll I’m…

What No One Ever Told Me About Homesteading

What No One Ever Told Me About Homesteading

When I first started homesteading I had visions of hens digging through long grass, goats happily chewing their cud, fresh eggs for breakfast every morning. You know. All the pretty farm pictures all rolled into one big happy lifestyle. And while I have a lot of that, it just isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Unless you’re this guy. I mean who is happier than him? Observe: I guess…

Chocolate Meringues

Chocolate Meringues

There is a very special time of year when you are a farm to table eater. There’s the middle of July when you are overcome with fresh vegetables and fruits from the garden. When you are in the thralls of tomato and cucumber season, so much so that Dan eats a tomato a day much like an apple, it is hard to imagine anything better. But there is, in a…