Chard Chicken

You probably think this version of chard chicken involves a grill...or that I spelled chard wrong. Nope! I just used some chard from my CSA box with some chicken thighs from a local farmer and made something new.  It was amazing! My kids even ate some. Whoa! It turns out that cooked chard is close... Continue Reading →

CSA Share Round 2

I LOVE Tuesdays! Ever since I got my first box of fresh produce last week I am hooked! Each week gives me a challenge and lets my family and I explore new foods.   This week we recieved this box 2 lettuces- Romaine and I think butter 2 bunches of green onions 1 bag of spring... Continue Reading →

Gnocchi, Love, and Pasta Sauce

Gnocchi are becoming a staple in my house.  When we make mashed potatoes I just cook the whole bag of potatoes because gnocchi are easy to make with leftovers and freeze well for later. This is probably the fourth time we've made them and I've figured out a thing or two about what works and... Continue Reading →

Composting with Worms

Composting is a great way to put old vegetation and newspaper to good use.  The kids and I are planning a garden and I'd really like to give my plants a good boost of nutrient rich compost to grow on. I composted kitchen scraps last year, but I didn't have the right supplies and it... Continue Reading →

39 Weeks and it’s Palm Sunday!

I haven't been blogging much these last  few weeks.  There is just too much anticipation and the kids and I haven't been doing all that much homeschooling either.  They have been doing the basics and we finished up our last field trip.  They helped me make galaxy paintings and have learned a little weaving in... Continue Reading →

Maple Sugaring- Pure Michigan

For the last 10 years I have been meaning to take my kids to see how maple syrup is made.  Most of us know that maple syrup comes from maple trees, but how exactly do they get it from the tree? How does it become maple syrup? Our local metro parks is having a series... Continue Reading →

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