This is the windowsill over my kitchen sink. These are some of my home grown tomatoes. This is what I look at for a good chunk of time everyday. I thought I would share it with you. This is me. The Lego rendition of me anyway. My second son/third child made it for me about […]

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Wednesdays food for thought….have you been to ArtPrize? Have you heard of ArtPrize? If you are not an artist or from Michigan, then most likely you haven’t. ArtPrize is an international art competition. It is held right here in Grand Rapids, Mi!!! It is an open art competition that is giving away the world’s largest […]

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Kale Chips

Kale Chips 1 bunch Kale 1-2 tablespoons olive oil sea salt preheat oven to 300 degrees Wash and dry kale. Pull leaves off the stems, into chunks about as big as the palm of your hand or smaller Place in bowl. Drizzle with olive oil until each leaf is lightly coated. Now sprinkle with sea […]

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Our first year as share holders of Trillium Haven Farm is coming to a close. Only one month left. This summer flew by! I have loved being a part of such a wonderful community of people. I really would recommend a CSA(community supported agriculture) to anyone, who loves a variety of fresh organic produce, but […]

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Vote 4 ME

Cooler weather is finally here. The trees are changing color. Fall. My favorite season. The season of football games, and comfort food. Nothing says comfort like a good stew. This recipe makes enough to share, or if you are having friends over it’s the perfect amount for 10-12 people. Serve it with wide egg noodles […]

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death by CHOCOLATE chip cookies

I realize that there are a million ways to bake a chocolate chip cookie, and you probably all have your own favorite recipe, and most likely you won’t be interested in trying a new one. But just in case you don’t and you are and maybe possibly you are having a hormonal seizure like I […]

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Today, Kenny and I are celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary. Sixteen years ago….sheesh-Louise, where has the time gone. Look at us… Cutting that gorgeous cake, not a care in the world. That was some cake. I was all about the cake. I think everybody thought I had lost my marbles because I was more concerned […]

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roasted tomato basil cream SAUCE

Next to coffee and chocolate I think roasted tomatoes are my third addiction. I love the smell of tomatoes cooking! Mmmm-mmm yummy! They are so versatile too. I roasted these on Tuesday, put them in this container, and stored them in the refrigerator until yesterday. Roasted tomatoes will keep 5-7 days in the refrigerator after […]

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autumn EQUINOX

Today is Autumn Equinox. I did not realize this. Did you know this? Or am I the only one that missed the memo? Tonight on the way home from church my kids were talking like Jr. Astronomers. I was informed first, that my daughters friend actually named her cat Autumn Equinox…..Ok…then I was told that […]

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OUCH! dang it!

Have I told you that I am a klutz? I am. Totally. I attempt to be graceful and walk tall, but usually I trip. I have this spot in my kitchen that is a problem….. See this spot? Isn’t it lovely, I stand here most of my days, my sink is over to the right, […]

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