Category: garden

Cool It Down

It’s hot. Really hot. We are being hit with an early heat wave here in Northern CA and I have to say, I’m not too fond of it. Mostly because this heat wave coincides with allergy season, which has completely obliterated my ability to see and smell…and then I’m hot and sweaty on top of it. I can’t seem to…

In the Summer Kitchen

It’s been quiet here in the land of blogging, but busy, busy, busy here in our house.  My summer moments have been so fully packed with both boys at home and I’m equally reveling in this time with Levi before Kindergarten starts and counting down the days!  We’ve been creative in the kitchen lately and I thought I’d invite you…

Berry Time

This year our garden has gone sadly very, very awry.  Something mowed down all of our greens that had just started to sprout a few weeks before we left for vacation, the lettuce had all bolted by the time we returned. It seems the watering system didn’t do a very effective job while we were gone because a few of…

At Home Holiday

A little bunny paid a visit to our house yesterday and he almost got caught!  Michael and I had JUST finished hiding the lot of eggs around the house when minutes later Levi woke up to use the bathroom.  Once this child is asleep, he very rarely wakes up…except on this night.  Even in his sleepy-eyed slumber, he spotted an…

Freshly Squeezed

We returned home last week from cold and rainy Chicago to the warm and bright California sunshine that we so love.  As soon as we walked out of the airport and our noses hit the air outside, Levi declared, “It smells like California!”  It was a wonderful visit, packed full of activity and visits with family and friends.  I have…

Foodie Goodness Part II

Onto the savory part of the goodness…Broccoli Bites!  We are growing broccoli and kale right now in our winter garden and thankfully both boys willingly go grab some raw broccoli and start chomping away.  I found a very easy recipe for these yummy little treats…just add eggs, cheese and breadcrumbs.  They’re kind of like baked little broccoli omelettes! A sure-fire…