Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie

Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie

A few years back our son spent some time in Columbia doing missions work.  He partnered with a church to build an orphanage for at risk young girls.  My husband and I went down to visit and to help.   While out sight seeing we went to a very fancy chocolatier shop.  It was like one of our finest jewelry ... Read More
AmyBlueberry Chocolate Smoothie
The Paleo Diet Lowered My Cholesterol

The Paleo Diet Lowered My Cholesterol

This former brown rice eating and bread baking fanatic has changed her ways.  Yep.  It's true.  I've been experimenting with the Paleo diet and at the invitation of our daughters, completed my first Whole30 in January 2015.  Initially it was too much meat for my husband and I, so we had to made some minor adjustments.  (For background purposes, read ... Read More
AmyThe Paleo Diet Lowered My Cholesterol
Grilled Fish Tacos

Grilled Fish Tacos

Spring has lured me in.  All the color and longer days have put me in a spring coma. I've always been one to enjoy all four seasons, including the cold, stark and quiet winters.  But this spring...I don't know it's just so much more inviting than ever before.   All I want to do is be outside and take in ... Read More
AmyGrilled Fish Tacos
Lime Jalapeno Chicken Soup

Lime Jalapeno Chicken Soup

There's a lot going on here on the home front this weekend.  I thought I'd shoot this recipe for a light spring soup your way real quick. It's perfect for the weather we're having right now.  It's still a bit chilly so I find myself wanting a warming soup but not a heavy one like one I'd crave in the ... Read More
AmyLime Jalapeno Chicken Soup
Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie

Inspiration often strikes when my pantry is near empty and I find myself rooting around to find something to eat.  Arriving home late from being out of town (like 2 am) and needing to be at work at 9 am, left me wondering what there was in the pantry and fridge for breakfast and lunch??? You know the old saying ... Read More
AmyMint Chocolate Chip Green Smoothie
Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class

Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class

Brand new – a Sides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class! More people want to get more veggies on their plate and they want to know HOW.  It’s been said again and again; eat your vegetables.  Learning how to prepare a variety of veggies with 4 easy sauces that compliment them, is what this class is all about. The cooking and … Read More

AmySides and Sauces Spring Cooking Class
Strawberry, Fennel, and Arugula Salad

Strawberry, Fennel, and Arugula Salad

We were hoping to plant our garden this week, which would have probably been the earliest we've ever planted.  But lo and behold we've had really frosty mornings so we've decided to wait.  Instead I took advantage of the sunny (but chilly) mornings and have been out doing yard work while Jack does further prep on the garden (more tilling). ... Read More
AmyStrawberry, Fennel, and Arugula Salad
Wellness Soup

Wellness Soup

We got away to Maui-land for some rest & relaxation.  It was lovely.  We had a zip lining adventure that was oh. so. fun.   Watched gorgeous sunsets, swimming turtles and humpback whales. With a Farmers Market within walking distance from where we stayed, we enjoyed lots of fresh food right on our Lanai. But we also enjoyed some of Maui's ... Read More
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DIY Garden Tools

DIY Garden Tools I Love

We are about to get our hands dirty with planting season right around the corner.   Why not take the time now to build these DIY garden tools I love – an outdoor garden sink and garden colander.  These tools have saved me so much time and have eased the process of harvest and cleaning. A few years back I … Read More

AmyDIY Garden Tools I Love
Ribboned Asparagus and Fennel Salad

Ribboned Asparagus and Fennel Salad

After months of the long cold and dark days of winter; green shoots, robins, sparrows and extended sunlight make me giddy for spring.  Asparagus start showing up in markets, giving us hope for the arrival of assorted fresh and local greens to come. To say I'm excited for this next season is an understatement. Ribboned Asparagus and Fennel Salad is ... Read More
AmyRibboned Asparagus and Fennel Salad