Gardening

Garden Chop Salad: Easy weeknight dinner

I’ve gotten a lot of requests lately for easy weeknight dinners. Until this year I probably would…

Choosing the best tomatoes for your garden

Tomatoes are probably what most people think of when they imagine growing their own food in a…

Planting dahlias: scary or simple?

Dahlias. They’re everywhere. Since Floret rocketed them to popularity over the last decade, you can hardly open…

Plant your garden: there’s no wrong way!

One of the reasons I love to write about gardening is because most of the time, there…

Rhubarb muffins will cure your rainy day blues

While Spring can be all sunshine and flowers and brand new life, at least where I’m from, it still…

  • Image of a Garden Chop Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

    Garden Chop Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

    DifficultyEasy

    Total time60 minutes

    Servings4

    Once a week we make some kind of salad for dinner, often on a night where we have had to run out in the afternoon. Errands, appointments, soccer practice, etc. Salads are quick to assemble, easy to clean up and provide a nice, healthy dose…

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  • Photo of a a tray of rhubarb muffins on a gingham tablecloth with one muffin cut open and spread with butter

    Rainy Day Rhubarb Muffins

    DifficultyEasy

    Total time30 minutes

    Servings12-15 muffins

    I’ll never forget the first time I had these muffins. It was a cold, dark, dreary Oregon Spring evening and I was sitting in my mother-in-law’s cozy kitchen on the family farm. I was lamenting how I had no idea where my life was going…

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  • Photo of a bowl of Sourdough Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal with eggs, hot cocoa and rhubarb with a recipe card

    Sourdough Baked Oatmeal with Spring Rhubarb

    DifficultyMedium

    Total time2 days1 hour10 minutes

    Servings8-10

    In case you haven’t noticed, Breakfast is one of my very favorite meals to cook, eat and dream about. There’s just something about breakfast food that speaks to my soul. My sister-in-law made a similar oatmeal bake for a girl’s weekend a few years ago,…

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  • Einkorn Sponge Cake with Lemon Buttercream

    DifficultyHard

    Total time59 minutes

    Servings12-16

    I never meant to make this cake, but boy am I sure glad I did! It’s light, airy, bright and perfect for Spring. It’s also fun to make but even more fun to eat! Go make this delicious cake today! This recipe is adapted from…

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  • Image of a Garden Chop Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

    Garden Chop Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

    Once a week we make some kind of salad for dinner, often on a night where we have had to run out in the afternoon. Errands, appointments, soccer practice, etc. Salads are quick to assemble, easy to clean up and provide a nice, healthy dose of greenery for our bodies once a week. Not to mention perfect in this season for using up garden produce. This recipe not only uses…
    Read more
  • Photo of a a tray of rhubarb muffins on a gingham tablecloth with one muffin cut open and spread with butter

    Rainy Day Rhubarb Muffins

    I’ll never forget the first time I had these muffins. It was a cold, dark, dreary Oregon Spring evening and I was sitting in my mother-in-law’s cozy kitchen on the family farm. I was lamenting how I had no idea where my life was going…

  • Photo of a bowl of Sourdough Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal with eggs, hot cocoa and rhubarb with a recipe card

    Sourdough Baked Oatmeal with Spring Rhubarb

    In case you haven’t noticed, Breakfast is one of my very favorite meals to cook, eat and dream about. There’s just something about breakfast food that speaks to my soul. My sister-in-law made a similar oatmeal bake for a girl’s weekend a few years ago,…

  • Einkorn Sponge Cake with Lemon Buttercream

    I never meant to make this cake, but boy am I sure glad I did! It’s light, airy, bright and perfect for Spring. It’s also fun to make but even more fun to eat! Go make this delicious cake today! This recipe is adapted from…

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Garden Chop Salad: Easy weeknight dinner

I’ve gotten a lot of requests lately for easy weeknight dinners. Until this year I probably would have scoffed at this request, not feeling qualified to answer such a question.…

Choosing the best tomatoes for your garden

Tomatoes are probably what most people think of when they imagine growing their own food in a backyard garden. There’s just nothing like the way your hands smell after you’ve…

Planting dahlias: scary or simple?

Dahlias. They’re everywhere. Since Floret rocketed them to popularity over the last decade, you can hardly open up the Internet without seeing a dahlia somewhere. And for good reason! They…

Plant your garden: there’s no wrong way!

One of the reasons I love to write about gardening is because most of the time, there is really no “wrong” way to do things. When you plant a garden,…

Rhubarb muffins will cure your rainy day blues

While Spring can be all sunshine and flowers and brand new life, at least where I’m from, it still includes a healthy dose of rain. These rhubarb muffins have cured my rainy…