Perpetual Jar of Iced Tea

The rooster crows indignant of the stifling heat and humidity that is already billowing in through open windows of the old farm house. He seems to be daring the day into being, his mighty crow a lusty, bring it on dare. I, on the other hand, am not feeling so bold this morning, longing for…

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Simple Soaked Granola

The mud is deep here on the homestead.  The frost reluctant to release it’s hold on the depths of soil beneath dormant grasses, beneath feet.  The top layers of the earth have given into the sun’s relentless boldness and softened to accommodate the new found warmth, but below, deep within the frost still holds tightly to it’s grip on…

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The Artisan Kitchen

Many of you may have noticed a while back that I added a new page.  It was time to act on a desire to create a recipe index, to make finding our whole foods recipes a simple task.  I needed to just begin, as it has been on my very long list of things to…

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Bread

Bread.  Sacred, broken, nurturing for body and soul.  Bread is universal.  It transcends, elevates, unites, and kneads us together as people.  Bread is part of our sacred ceremony and ritual, it is also a part of daily life.  It supports us, we show love by sharing bread, breaking and partaking together.  Bread heals us.  Bread sustains us.  It…

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My Favorite Green Drink Recipe

Morning dawned bright and crisp, a day promising to blossom into a beautiful gift.  I woke, like several other mornings this week, craving my favorite green drink.  Listening to the wisdom of my body, I rose to get out the blender and greens to prepare the smooth and tangy breakfast beverage.  Nurturing one’s self with a green drink is…

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Quick Pickles

If you are looking for a way to share the bounty of the season, this recipe from Marisa over at Food in Jars, is a fabulous way to do just that.  It is different from many pickle recipes, in the use of both mint and cilantro, which combine to become a dynamic duo.  With a…

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Rosemary + Sea Salt Crackers with Traditional Hummus (Gluten Free)

Fall is here in big ways!  We have been emptying the garden and putting up the bounty for winter with unabashed fervor.  A hard killing frost several weeks ago, had the kids and I stashing the tender tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, peppers, and melons into baskets, buckets, and dishpans, mostly anything we can get our…

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Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free)

Fall is ripe for adventure.  There are football games and tailgating, extra friends home after the big game, bonfires under starlit skies, last minute sunny afternoon picnics, bike rides down winding gravel roads, apple picking, and hiking through fall colors.   All this activity calls for a little something to keep everyone well fed and…

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Zoodles And Easy Homestead Pesto

Zucchini + Noodles = Zoodles! Really. Fresh raw pasta, adorned with summertime flavors paints a new picture of zucchini.  One splashed with vibrant flavors, rich smooth oils, mingling with tantalizing tomatoes, all on a zucchini canvas.  Which as you know, if you have ever delt with summer’s most abundant vegetable, is ripe with opportunity to…

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Bircher-Muesli

Otherwise known as easy overnight oats.   YUM! Bircher-Muesli is a simple, traditional, soaked & cultured, overnight oatmeal that takes just a few moments before bedtime to be ready upon your rising in the morning.  It is worth those moments, you are worthy of those moments.  Making this muesli in a mason jar makes it…

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