We visited friends in Eastern Washington last week and after the kids spent a couple of hours of picking from their trees, we had a boxful of beautiful fresh cherries to bring home. I haven’t decided what to do with the lion’s share of them yet – jam? chutney? Or keep it simple and just […]
Twitter has been an enigma to me. I know I’m supposed to know all things social media, but Twitter uses a different language. Not just shorthand (limit my thoughts to just 140 characters!?!) but it seems so foreign! The @ symbol and the #hashtag, retweeting and following. Oh my goodness, my head is full enough […]
We’re trying to eat less meat at our house. We love meat, we really do, but we know it’s better for our health, the health of the planet, and the health of our pocketbook to consume less. (Have you read Mark Bittman’s Food Matters? I highly recommend it for great insight on this subject, without […]
I love that it’s all the rage for people to have backyard chickens these days. Our neighbors and dear friends have a whole flock of chickens (can you have a flock of chickens?) – at least a dozen. We send our food scraps over to them, they send their eggs back to us. Perfection!
The thing is, as much as I love fresh organic produce, I don’t garden. Never mind that I hasten the demise of any plant that comes my way. We also live on a lovely corner lot that is full of huge old trees – perfect for cooling our 1930’s house on hot summer days, but […]