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Last summer we were so fortunate to receive a 5 year old rhubarb plant! My parent’s neighbors had recently started raising chickens, and the rhubarb plant was smack dab in the middle of their chicken coop area. Supposedly rhubarb is poisonous, although I know multiple people that have chickens and they feast on their rhubarb … Continue reading

Thai Chicken Quinoa

I love quinoa. I may have mentioned this before, but my fall back dinner plan is always quinoa mixed with black beans, cilantro, garlic, chili powder, and lime, topped with an overeasy egg. It is the simplest of dinners, and super filling! The quinoa I buy is from Costco, so of course I have 5 … Continue reading

DIY Red Pepper Flakes

Can you believe it’s already time to start garden planning?!  (Or past time, depending on where you live.) In Oregon we still have about a month before our last frost, but seeds can easily be started indoors so they’re ready for planting. This will be our third year using seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, … Continue reading

Lemon meringue pie

Do you like lemon meringue pie? I’m not even sure I had tasted it before I made this recipe. I know growing up this would not have been my first choice of dessert, in fact lemon is probably never going to be my first option… chocolate always seems to be more indulgent. This pie though; … Continue reading

Sandwich Bread

Growing up I remember thinking I didn’t like white bread, although I have no idea what that was based on. I’m still not a huge fan of store bought white bread and always get wheat, but homemade bread is another story! I have had a free sample Red Star Platinum Yeast sitting on my counter … Continue reading

Strawberry Margaritas

Sometimes I forget how much I love freshly made margaritas. I am not a fan of ones made with mixes, but when you use freshly squeezed juices and fruits, they are infinitely better! My favorite recipes have been from the blog Confections of a Foodie Bride. She uses a recipe for homemade margarita mix (water, … Continue reading

Simple Falafel

When I started this dinner, I had big plans to take some pictures and then share the recipe. Then I made a margarita. Then I made another. I do have pictures of my condiments, and the final product with a bite taken out of it, but not one, single picture of the actual falafel. If … Continue reading

These doughnuts

Guys, these doughnuts were amazing. Don’t judge them based on my crappy phone photo. I’m not honestly even sure how I stopped myself from eating six or seven in a row! Baked doughnuts obviously have a different texture than fried doughnuts, but I wouldn’t argue that one is better than the other. I have found … Continue reading

Oodles of eggs

I really don’t remember discussing getting chickens with my husband. It certainly never crossed my mind growing up that I would own more than a dog, I mean, I am not a farm girl. One Sunday, he suggested we go to Wilco and look at the chicks; we came home with 4 chicks, a heat … Continue reading