Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

There is an unmistakable nip in the air.  Our winter squash and pumpkin plants are all retired for the season.  We planted sugar pumpkins for the first time and what a harvest we raked in!  I'll be making pumpkin puree in quantity for our freezer, but we had to try those cute round gems out for flavor so I made ... Read More
AmyGrain Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Garden Fresh Noodle Bowl

Meal In A Bowl : Garden Fresh Noodle Bowl

Eager to eat fresh vegetables, this recipe came to me the day we returned home from a week of vacation.  After a long day of driving we arrive home starving but throw something quick together that doesn't require cooking. Side note: that's what I love about having cultured vegetables on hand, they are delicious and nutritious vegetables that are ready ... Read More
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Cooking Class : Seasonal Soups and Quick Breads

During the hot summer months I can’t even imagine enjoying a steaming bowl of soup, but the weather is quickly changing and a bowl of hearty soup sounds really good again. In a comfortable home setting, this class is designed to equip guests with practical skills, nutritional and product information that encourage the transition away from processed food products and … Read More

AmyCooking Class : Seasonal Soups and Quick Breads
Pickling Naturally : Beet Kraut

Pickling Naturally : Beet Kraut

We grew some humongous cabbages this year.  Approximately 50 pounds in all, about 10 - 12 inches in diameter. Traditional sauerkraut, 13 quarts to be exact, was brewed in a big crock. We still  have cabbages sitting in cold storage waiting their turn to be transformed into something healthy and delicious.  This recipe for Pickling Naturally : Beet Kraut puts ... Read More
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It's a 30 year tradition

It’s A 30 Year Tradition

In the middle of a productive gardening season, we slipped away for a little vacation.  Yay!  For the past week our family has disconnected from our daily routines to reconnect with each other at our very favorite place on earth. In 1984 at the recommendation of a friend, we started a tradition of attending Cannon Beach Conference Center to enjoy their ... Read More
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Cucumber Dill Pickles

Pickling Naturally : Cucumber Dill Pickles

After taking a minor detour to Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, we are back on track with preserving the summer's harvest.  That was quite a treat and I must say that I'm glad that pie can sit in the freezer, out of sight, until company comes so we can share it! Are your cucumbers coming on fast and in multiples?  Do ... Read More
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Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Let me interrupt this preserving and gardening season with a delicious dessert recipe, a Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie : gluten, dairy, soy and refined sugar-free. I know it's hard to believe, but you can make an outragous Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie without dairy whipped cream, cool whip, cream cheese and Oreos.   When daughter #3 told me she made a "conventional" ... Read More
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Chocolate Walnut Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Walnut Zucchini Bread

We are picking zucchini and summer squash EVERYDAY and and have much to share.  It would be a shame if I didn't put some of it up into moist and sweet zucchini bread to enjoy now and later.  It's perfect to have ready for drop in family and friends, for those grands who walk in the door asking for a ... Read More
AmyChocolate Walnut Zucchini Bread
The Best No Cook Peanut Sauce

The Best No-Cook Peanut Sauce

Having a garden means staying close to home for much of the summer, but we've been taking a few excursions here and there.  A couple of weekends ago we paid a visit to the nearby quaint towns of Winthrop and Twisp.  The Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop was our destination where we lounged in its upscale rustic setting, drank in ... Read More
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Kohlrabi Kraut

Pickling Naturally : Kohlrabi Kraut

Our garden is in high achiever mode.  I'm trying to keep up with it without letting it crash my summer.  After inviting family and friends to come pick and putting up food for winter, the question remains...what to do with these kohlrabi? A generous supply of these Kohlrabi Pickles are already brewed and refrigerated for eating.  The green beans also ... Read More
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