Category Archives: Kitchen

How-To Make Aronia Lemon Cake

Aronia berries are undescribable in flavor and color! This dessert will be the talking piece of the night! Continue reading

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Plants Can Heal

Over the last 40 years of my life, I have dealt with a debilitating disease called Endometriosis. Many of you have heard of this issue, but some people think it is just bad cramps, which is SO far from the … Continue reading

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Star-Spangled Shortbread Cookies

Leftover pie crust? Make shortbread cookies instead of throwing it in the trash can! Continue reading

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Plants that Make Me Drool – Literally!

I’m super stoked! I received my shipment from my friends at Proven Winners ColorChoice, which is Spring Meadow Nursery in Grand Haven, Michigan, one of the wonderful places that I worked when I wasn’t a mommy! In the shipment, I … Continue reading

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Peony, Lemon & Ginger Scones

Who doesn’t love Peonies? I mean, come on…they are absolutely gorgeous in the garden and some even have fragrance. One variety named ‘Eden’s Perfume’ in my garden, I planted in memory of a friend that passed away from cancer several … Continue reading

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Why Stinging Nettles Should Be Added to your Diet!

I first become familiar with stringing nettles two years ago when a friend and fellow writer, Jessi Bloom, invited me to harvest some with her to make pesto. I didn’t realize what an amazing and medicinal plant this was. Continue reading

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Guest post for Creative Living Garden Blog

I was so excited when fellow garden blogger, Bren Haas, reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in doing a guest post for her blog Creative Living. Let me think about it – of course I … Continue reading

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Salmonberry Sorbet to Celebrate My 3rd Anniversary

Today, I am celebrating the 3rd year of my blog! My goals for this year are to blog on a more frequent basis as I have let other endeavors get in my way to personal growth and success. This year, … Continue reading

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Raspberry Lemon Trifle Dessert for Easter

On the Saturday before Easter, my husband and I sat in our living room debating what to make for dessert for our guests that would arrive on Sunday evening. I was trying to convince my husband that we should try … Continue reading

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Simple Summer Sides – Green Bean Almondine

Last week, I was able to harvest my first round of green beans from my vegetable garden. Beans are easy-to-grow by seed. Since the seeds are so large, they are easy to see and handle. There is no thinning required later on since … Continue reading

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