Cooking Basics: Making Garlic Oil

Basics:  Making Garlic Oil Nearly every October or November, Dad and I plant garlic.  Garlic is rather prolific.  From one clove, you’ll get a whole head of garlic.  And since you cover the garlic bed with straw, you have little weeding to do. Last year, Dad and the kids did the garlic planting for us…

Our Family & Food

FOOD   Many of my memories, both in childhood and adulthood, revolve around the dinner table and eating together.  There’s something about sharing moments of necessity with someone, especially when it is done in the spirit of fellowship and community.  We all need to eat, so let’s sit together, enjoy each other’s company, and eat…

The Importance of Family

FAMILY Family is what my life revolves around.  (And in that, my faith.)  After 20 years, through both dark, rough patches and times of giddy happiness, I’m still very much in love with my husband, and he with me.  He also happens to be my best friend.  We have 5 lovely children, three girls and…

Why Am I Doing a Farm & Food Blog?

Why Am I Doing a Farm & Food Blog? I guess it starts with a 13-year old girl’s dream to be a pastry chef. (That’s me.) I was laughed at by a few people, and as impressionable as I was then, gave up on the idea fairly quickly.  Fast-forward about 6 years and you’ll find…

After-Christmas Blob, Er…. Blog

After-Christmas Blob, Er…. Blog Christmas is over.  I cooked. I ate. I have heartburn.  I’ve been doing well this year, slowly losing some extra pounds.  Of course, now I feel that I have taken a couple of steps back.  I don’t know this for sure, as I’ve been too afraid to step on that scale!…

2017 Garden

Everything is asleep on the farm now, except the livestock, the children, and me. The ground is resting.  The fields are brown.  My green garden is gone.  I got my first seed catalog a couple of weeks ago.  Maybe I just over-extended myself this Fall with doing a local theatre production, but I don’t have…