lemon chicken with egg salad and pistachio raspberry cupcakes 

the farm house was quiet today as I prepared the meal… school is back!  I have to say, I am usually so, so ready for the kids to go back to school… but this summer, we actually pretty much got along…  there were moments…  of me screaming… and my middle son always seemed to find […]

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seeding meal #4

I don’t like to enjoy my yard…  I like to work in it…  at the beginning of spring I get almost giddy… I make lists of jobs, then I go do the jobs… then I notice more jobs that need doing… I put them on the list… then I do them and cross them off […]

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seeding meal #2 

  lesson learned…  when you see something on Pintrest or Facebook that looks amazing but doesn’t come with a detailed recipe… keep looking… unless you enjoy wasting your time… the salad was fine…  basically just added what I had in the fridge to make a carrot salad and the reviews from the 12 and 14 […]

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zesty chicken salad

 when I leave the farmer alone for the weekend I generally try to have something in the fridge for him to eat…  now don’t get all feminist on me…  when he leaves me alone for a weekend he makes sure the water in the cistern is full, that the oil in my vehicle is changed […]

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dream crusher

  as I cooked this casserole and took pictures with my iPhone… I was not pretending to be on a cooking show… ok… that was a lie… I pretended the entire time that I was on a cooking show and actually talked to my live audience a little bit… out loud… I have a rather […]

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it won’t be boring

  I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring. – David Bowie from Madison Square Garden on his 50th birthday David Bowie passed away… people were leaving flowers and candles outside his home on Lafayette Street in Soho, New York and here myself and the farmer were wandering […]

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chicken and rice noodles with peanut sauce and slaw… take that wok box…

growing up I talked to myself a lot… due to the fact that I was  a middle child, only girl, awkward socially and had a vivid imagination… it began with Cabbage Patch dolls… then straight into Barbies… I kept my Barbies in a closet in my room, fully dedicated to them, and as soon as […]

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