Crispy Kale Chips

Making Kale Chips

Scott and I decided to try the South Beach Diet to drop a few pounds this summer. I have found that dieting in general makes us both grumpy. We can’t eat the things we want to eat, at least we choose not to while attempting to stay on the diet. The South Beach is all [Read More]

Moist Pumpkin Bread

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

I haven’t posted since the middle of September! The months are quickly fading and so much has happened since my last post. As many of you know, we are now officially empty-nesters. Our home is quiet but clean. No more kids not picking up after themselves. There are days that I would trade the clean [Read More]

Quinoa & Chickpea Salad with Feta & Herbs

As I packed up my youngest son’s room this weekend preparing for his move to Seattle, I found myself lingering on the memories of his childhood. His little model airplane hanging in the corner of his room, school recognition awards line the wall, and a box of Legos remains tucked under his bed. He grew [Read More]

Hiking around Mt. Rainier

There is nothing quite like the mountains. The clean air drawn deep into my lungs filled with the scent of pine brings about a sense of quiet relaxation. Twenty-six years ago my husband and I camped, just the two of us. We camped primitively back then; a small pup tent, sleeping bags and a few [Read More]

Banana-Banana Bread

Ever have one of those days when you just can’t make up your mind? Today was one of those. Maybe my fickleness is due to the fact it is Friday and the majority of my usable cognitive brain cells have already been expended, or perhaps I can blame it on menopause.I changed my blog layout [Read More]

Morning at the Market

Organic Veggies

Our farmer’s market must rank as one of the best in our region. I had my husband drag the camera along this morning so I could share it with you. Everything at the market is personally grown or crafted as I’ve mentioned in past blogs. But it is more than just the food and crafts [Read More]