Gourmet Garden – Fresh Made Easy Herbs {Review and Giveaway}

Just over a month ago, I attended a food blogging conference called the Big Summer Potluck 4. Aside from a wonderful few days filled with FAB food, new friends, and great inspiration, I also got to know some brands that I hadn't heard of before. One of these brands is Gourmet Garden. Now, my mom … [Read more...]

How to Use Up 8 Pounds of Zucchini

Last week, our fabulous CSA share from Sunrise Farms included an 8 pound zucchini. 8 POUNDS! I was in disbelief as I saw it laying on the table there ready to be chosen for a bag. And, the other zucchinis on the table weren't lagging behind in weight. I chatted with Rako about it and Sunrise … [Read more...]

9 Bangin’ Beet Recipes {Locavore Living}

Beets are a vegetable that I have never been quite fond of. Now, that being said, it is also a vegetable that I, up until a year ago, have not eaten very much either. So clearly, I can't be too quick to judge. My mom used to make Pickled Beets and Eggs when I was growing up and...I liked the eggs:) … [Read more...]

Impromptu Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe- CSA Style!

The other night we had impromptu lettuce wraps. Now after having them, they are in my opinion, the best kind. The past few weeks CSA shares have been filled with TONS of leafy green vegetables and every single time I see butterhead lettuce, it makes me think of P.F. Chang's lettuce wraps. On this … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan – March 4th

We had a great week last week as far as meals go! Every single day since last Monday, the kids have begged for Irish Beef Stew. It was a delicious recipe (check last week's menu plan for the link). I am hoping that I can hold them off until St. Patrick's Day...then we can enjoy it again! The goal … [Read more...]

Couscous Tacos

Here is another throwback recipe from my college days. This one is from senior year when there were 6 of us living in an apartment together. Two of my roommates were tremendous cooks and would often create recipes that we would then all take part in making on nights when we would eat … [Read more...]

Homemade Pumpkin Puree and Pumpkin Bread…YUM!

I have been trying lately to get away from using canned goods as much as we have in the past, and making more of our food the old-fashioned way (hence the canning obsession). Yesterday, we were at a fall festival at a local pumpkin patch, so I thought I would pick some pie pumpkins out and make a … [Read more...]


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