My crop of cucumbers didn’t do well this year. As a matter of fact, my whole container garden this year was a big fail. But that doesn’t matter when you have neighbors who are willing to share their bounty. (more…)
Category: In the Kitchen/Recipes
Warmer weather is here, which means that along with the winter sweaters, it’s almost time to put away the comfort food from the oven for the season. But, there might be time for a couple of more oven dinners like my Living Large Crispy Baked Italian Chicken.
There are just some things we learn in life that make us say, “OMG! I can’t believe I didn’t know this before!” These kitchen hacks, many of which will help you save time as well as space, are some of them. Especially the one on how to easily open a jar.
A study I recently read concluded that a diet for children consisting of mostly organic foods reduces the amount of pesticide left in the body That’s the #1 reason EWG’s list of the Dirty Dozen is so important.
Dale and I love Mexican food, Dale probably more than even I do. My mom used to say she thought he could eat it everyday. (more…)
Sunday afternoons around Our Little House are all about the food, baby. When we lived in the city, you could usually find us on Sunday evening gorging at our favorite local Mexican diner.
Since moving to Our Little House, we use Sunday as a day of R&R. We don’t like to go anywhere because Dale has to drive every other day of the week and driving into town even gets exhausting for him.
So, in the winter, we cook up some comfort food.
In the summer, after a typical Sunday morning of boating, it’s all about the grill.
It’s been two years now (I do not know where the time goes) since I went on a mainly plant based (vegan) diet.
When a friend posted on Facebook the other day about the recent controversy in New Jersey over gestation crates for pigs and her horror over the reality of factory farming, I thought, “How in the world can anyone not know about this?”
The post was a result of Jon Stewart’s reaction to NJ Gov. Chris Christie refusing to sign a bill passed by the state’s legislature to ban the diminutive crates, which keeps breeding pigs from being able to even turn around for most of their lives.
But then I remembered I didn’t always know these things. Like most Americans, I was happy pretending my meat originated in that plastic wrapped Styrofoam platter at the grocery store.
The fact is that unless you’re buying your meat – any of it – from local farmers who keep their animals on free range, you’re likely buying factory farmed meat.