Monthly Archives: August 2011

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…

… ICE CREAM! I’ve always wanted to make my own ice cream at home, but didn’t want to buy an ice cream maker that would take up storage space. Then I found a recipe in a library book for custard … Continue reading

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Chicken… yummy.

We finally made time to cook our second chicken from Early Bird Ranch. Shae Lynn and Kevin raise pastured meat chickens that are absolutely fabulous. It’s comforting to know the farmers that your food comes from. Greer and I visited … Continue reading

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Magic Tomatillos

You know about tomatillos, right? They are those “green tomatoes” that grow in papery husks, and are the star player in salsa verde and green enchiladas…Well, last year we decided to grow some ourselves. We had a few plants that … Continue reading

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Chicken Update

Our girls are 13 weeks old now, so we’re expecting their first pullet eggs in 4-5 more weeks. They were allowed to “free range” today for the first time on our backyard with our supervision. They loved pecking around the … Continue reading

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Salsa Container Garden

My friends Adri & Alex got married this summer! Our wedding gift to her was a salsa container garden. In a wine barrel planter, we put a cherry tomato, a roma tomato, a serrano pepper, some scallions, and some cilantro. … Continue reading

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Family Camp 2011

Greer and I were the hosts for our church’s Family Camp this year (Community Church of Santa Clara). That means we planned activities and food for 26 people for 4 days at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The highlights were: … Continue reading

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