Pass The Veggies Please

Papa G’s Lessons From The Garden

When our oldest two girls were only 4 and 6 years old they helped me plant a garden one spring. It seemed to be a great idea to get them excited about seeing things we eat actually grow and maybe even teach them a few life lessons along the way. I remember showing them a colorful packet of carrot seeds … Read More

AmyPapa G’s Lessons From The Garden
Natural Foods

Shopping Guide for Organic And Natural Foods, Tools and Seeds

Azure Standard: Is a natural foods distributing company that delivers healthy food and living products to 22 different states.  Little buying clubs are formed in communities that pool their food orders and get regular deliveries from this awesome company!  You can purchase as little as $50.00 and you  will be amazed at the variety of products they carry.  This is a … Read More

AmyShopping Guide for Organic And Natural Foods, Tools and Seeds
Udon Noodle Sesame Salad

Udon Noodle Sesame Salad and Radish Dill Pickles

Year after year we plant radishes that are either too pungent or too woody or too wormy….this year we discovered Breakfast Radish seeds and they are everything the other radishes were not. Tender, mild and even into maturity, pest resistant! We love radishes for being the first to pop through the soil and are ready to eat before anything else … Read More

AmyUdon Noodle Sesame Salad and Radish Dill Pickles
Green Smoothie

Salt and Light – Green Smoothies and Greens

A recent message at church, given by my dear friend, Dr. Hany from Impact Middle East got me to thinking about how seemingly little insignificant choices we make have a big impact over the long haul.  He was preaching from Matthew 5 about how we can be salt and light in the world.  He said salt and light don’t have a strong physical presence, their influence is subtle … Read More

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Arugula Pizza

Fresh and Simple Arugula Pizza

The time has come. Whatever is ready in the garden is what we have for dinner!  An assortment of dark leafy greens, purple greens and lime green-greens are beginning to stand tall among the carrots, potatoes and beets. Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, perhaps the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich … Read More

AmyFresh and Simple Arugula Pizza
Omelet

Better Breakfasts: Asian Omelet and Maple Nut Granola

This last weekend we enjoyed hosting some new friends,singer/songwriter and worship director David Gaulton , his lovely wife, Leah and friend and pianist, Koji. Saturday was a flurry of events that pulled Jack and I away from home from very early in the morning until late at night. On the drive back home from our early morning commitment, I was mentally creating a … Read More

AmyBetter Breakfasts: Asian Omelet and Maple Nut Granola
Five-Spice Udon Noodle Bowl

Meal in a Bowl: Five-Spice Udon Noodle Bowl

A bowlful of hot steamy noodles swimming in yummy broth is only the beginning of a satisfying meal. When time is short and cooking is the last thing I want to do…but I’m craving something healthy and hot – it’s Noodle Bowl time! My cupboards are well stocked with 10 lbs. of whole wheat Udon noodles, so discovering new and … Read More

AmyMeal in a Bowl: Five-Spice Udon Noodle Bowl
garden

For The Love Of Gardening

Our freezers have been emptied of last year’s harvest and for now I have only the memory of last season’s fresh vegetables. Our current garden produce is just now timidly poking up out of the dirt. This is a photo of last year’s vegetable garden and what we are eagerly waiting for. A new “tool” stands ready to receive fresh … Read More

AmyFor The Love Of Gardening
Every Day Whole Wheat Bread

Every Day Whole Wheat Bread

My dorm room in college was a studio apartment.  It wasn’t long before I was putting that little oven in my teeny kitchen to use and luscious aromas of bread baking wafted through the halls of that old apartment building. I got bit by the bread baking bug! In my naivety, I first tackled bagels, challah, and crusty french breads. Fast forward to marriage and … Read More

AmyEvery Day Whole Wheat Bread

hello!

Well, hello there! I have been wanting to start a blog documenting what’s cooking here at our house, gardening and harvesting tips, etc.  I follow lots of yummy blogs, but this is my first time writing my own… very excited about it! I’m going to share my “about me” blurb here in this first post to introduce myself… ———————————————————————————————————————— Healthy … Read More

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