What’s In Season: October

October is such a time of change and renewal. Around the first week of October is when we expect our first frost date. It hasn’t happened yet this year, but I can feel it on the horizon. This really changes things in the garden and kitchen. All those lovely summer or warm weather produce are…

5 Common Culinary Herbs & Spices With Medicinal Benefits

Culinary herbs also have medicinal benefits for a power packed nutritional punch when added to your daily meals. I love using fresh or dried herbs to boost nutrition and the overall health benefits of a meal as well as enhancing the flavor of a meal. There is so many health building opportunities when it comes…

Foundational Cooking Methods To Know For Delicious From Scratch Meals

Harnessing the power of foundational cooking techniques can give you so much freedom when it comes to creating delicious seasonal meals for your family. Below you will find a short list of foundational cooking techniques to learn or deepen your connection to. There are many cooking techniques to try within dry heat, moist heat, combination…

Pantry Staples For A From Scratch Kitchen

When it comes to being prepared in a from scratch kitchen you definitely want to have some pantry staples on hand to be able to quickly put meals together. When you harvest something from your garden or when your CSA box is filled with goodies, you will feel confident knowing that you can make a…

Grow Food & Cook It

For so long I told my husband, “I just want to teach people how to grow food and cook it.” Never thinking that I could make that my actual reality, but here I am doing just that! Through my nutrition and culinary training, I learned the importance of eating the highest quality food you can…

Autumn 2021 Update

We are halfway through October already and I can hardly believe it! There is so much happening in the world right now that has reinforced my mission even further. I have been using spaces in my days to really hunker down, meditate and connect with my heart. Feeling out what needs to come next for…

7 Autumn Recipes To Inspire Your Seasonal Cooking

We are just days away from autumn and I wanted to share some seasonal recipes to inspire you. I gathered the following recipes from people and websites who are some of my go to’s for cooking inspiration. Butternut Squash Turmeric Curry: https://www.loveandlemons.com/curry-recipe/ Creamy Coconut Paprika Zucchini Soup: https://www.pickuplimes.com/recipe/creamy-coconut-paprika-zucchini-soup-191 Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta: https://www.loveandlemons.com/butternut-squash-pasta/ Tahini and…

A Peak At Autumn Seasonal Foods

Now that it is the first days of September our focus tends to turn towards the autumn or fall season. This is a time of year that brings a sense of renewal and growth with activities like back to school, a sense of wanting to start something new, changing paths, a slowing down, etc. While…

5 Plant-Based Ways To Add Umami Flavor To Your Meal

Umami, one of the five basic tastes can add a rich savory flavor to your meal derived from the amino acid glutamic acid (glutamate) among two other amino acids. Glutamate is more often found in plant based foods vs. the guanylate or inosinate. Umami is hard to describe other than saying it adds a rich…

Garden Greens: Chard

Chard is probably one of my most favorite garden greens. It is versatile, grows well in most places and throughout most seasons. It is considered a biennial meaning it will grow for two years and flowers the second year for seed production. Chard is another cut and come again plant, meaning you can harvest it…

Garden Greens: ARUGULA

Arugula, also called rocket or salad rocket, is a fantastic garden green to grow, it is considered an herb rather than a vegetable and is part of the brassica family. (Broccoli, kale, cauliflower, etc.) It has a peppery flavor with a hint of bitterness or may have a pronounced bitterness that is prominent with older…

What Is Your Why?

What is your why?🌱🌱🌱Why do you want to grow your own food and cook from scratch? I’d love to know your reason(s).🌱🌱🌱My why encompasses a lot of things. My family, our health, the health of the planet, better nutrition, knowing the source, connection, community, resilience, building a solid foundation, supporting soil health, sharing with family…