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garden

There are a few things needed to make this salmon recipe perfect salmon that is wild caught (✓) fresh garlic (✓) fresh lemon (✓) fresh dill (✓) I mostly use dried herbs and spices for convenience purposes, but for this recipe in particular I found that the freshness of everything took the flavors to another... Read More...

Today is Ralphie's birthday. When he overheard us talking about it being his birthday he ran and scampered around the house like he was getting something. Now, I know he has no clue what birthday means but I guess from the sound of it, it seemed great. I cannot believe he is 4 years old... Read More...

When taking an intensive 6 week precalculus course and here I am coming from a place where I haven't divided a fraction in 8 years, blogging naturally has taken a backseat. It will resume, and more frequent postings will continue by the end of June!  Yesterday was Farm Day and our Amish farmer opens up... Read More...

Happy May. It's been looking like the quintessential Spring with white butterflies, baby colored buds and birds chirping well into the evening. I'm always amazed that these concepts don't originate from a storybook, and that nature really is so fascinatingly beautiful. A week ago I finished my first crochet purse. It's a tote bag made... Read More...

Chicken cutlets can still be dressed up even when you're avoiding certain ingredients. Traditional breadcrumbs with wheat and gluten can be irritating/allergenic and luckily there are other alternatives to turn to. Almond meal used as "breading" on chicken really gives it a delicious taste. If you haven't tried this meal yet, you'll be pleasantly surprised!... Read More...

August Flowers

Rose of Sharon

{ Rose of Sharon & Blue Morning Glories }

Every year we grow blue morning glories which by the end of August are in full bloom looking something like this... This year we also tried a dwarf variety that we kept in bins. By growing ivy on a fence you can give your backyard an earthier and natural feel with zero maintenance required. Our... Read More...

Rain dance

Downpour

Today this is what I saw out my back door. This photo reminds me of the saying, when it rains, it pours. This past week has been pretty cloudy and full of thunderstorms. I kind of love it.  It hasn't been the dreary/depressing rainy weather. I don't think summer has those. Summer showers usually come... Read More...