Fabulous Fathers Day

It was such a beautiful Northwest day. For Fathers Day we kept it low-key. My husband is just recovering from bronchitis and did not want to plan a gathering. Just see what the day brings… His only request was a grass-fed steak from our butcher for for dinner. He has really learned to appreciate the…

Grilling continues; Black Bean Jalapeño Burger Recipe

Wow! I have to share this recipe I created. It really turned out better than any black bean burger I have ever tasted. The deal on 99% of the recipes you search on the web use rice or quinoa. Which does not bother me. I was making for my daughter and she is not a…

Grass Fed Burgers-Homemade Hamburger Bun Recipes

Grilling season is here! In my post: Benefits of Choosing Grass Fed This will share the understanding of why I support buying grass fed meats. Buns are very simple to make. Plus not processed and you know exactly what ingredients is in them. Mine turned out looking a bit rustic, which I do not mind…

Benefits of Choosing Grass Fed

With the grilling season in full swing I thought what a helpful post on why to choose Grass Fed. The classic idiom “you are what you eat” applies just as well to cows as it does to humans, and there are some pretty significant differences in the quality of red meat based on how the…

Produce Garden is flourishing

This past week has been full of beautiful bright sunshine. The family produce garden is flourishing! It has been exciting to go out to the garden and see the growth. The red runner beans were one of the most biggest surprises. Growing by seeds they did well in the germination process. Once we moved them…

Walnut Herb Crumble

As I love to create new things-I have to admit they do not always turn out. This was one that did! It is now one of my favorite pairing of flavors. This can be used for topping on: Steak: flank works really well or skirt-steak Grilled chicken My favorite on roasted veggies Packed with Omegas…

Grilled egglplant topped with tomatoes & basil slaw

This week has been so beautiful in the Northwest. Along with my daughter being a vegetarian it has been so perfect firing up the grill every evening. A blank canvas, fresh local ingredients & being able to walk out to my produce garden and see what can be added to enhance our meals. INGREDIENTS: 1…

Veggie Grilling:Zucchini

Having my vegetarian daughter home has me creating a lot of plant based meals. At the same time making sure they are full of protein. She also limits her carb intake. It is actually a nice stepping out of the usual routine. Grilled Zucchini stuffed with homemade marinara sauce, topped with fresh mozzarella & walnut…

Graduation Party:celebrating our daughter with friends & family

We are grateful to our friends & family that spent this very special day with us. Celebrating Macey and all her success. SuLee Allen our friend is a photographer. She is such a talent and captured this day more perfectly than I ever imagined. I was so happy my mom caught of photo of us…