Waste Not … Want Not (Save Space, Time and Money)

Since it’s that time of the year I thought I’d revisit container planting, I prefer to use self-contained planting systems like the EarthBox.


And I’v posted useful tips from Gardening by the moon website that I especially enjoy!


Gettin Back to Basics

Watching the people around  our small community and their hustle and bustle, too busy lifestyles, makes me long for those yester years that were not all that long ago, yet seem to be forgotten.  I’m not sure exactly when people started making daily trips to the supermarket or worse the convenience store.  I remember shopping as the “monthly family outing”.  We drove “all the way to town” 25 miles or so, picked up a month worth of supplies, got treated to a frosty rootbeer float and made the trek back to the farm. Planning meals was essential, strategic. We were not poor, but had a wealth of love, comfort, talent and knowledge. Our summer Sunday dinner would be hearty beef roast with potatoes, carrots and onions with a side salad of fresh picked greens, with a crusty bit of sourdough bread.  A meal worth a king’s ransom (which is what…

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Comfort food that doesn’t cause discomfort – Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese

Gluten Free Macaroni & Cheese
Gluten Free Macaroni & Cheese

I must apologize for my absence. As I near the end of my chemotherapy treatments I will try to come up with delicious ways to help eliminate gluten from our diets. This one is short and to the point. Lets get straight to the YUM!


8 oz. Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta Elbows

1 ½ Cups buttermilk or milk kefir.

½ Cup organic chicken stock (I use Wild Oats)

2 Tablespoons Sweet Cream Butter

3 Tablespoons corn starch

½ teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ Tablespoon mustard

8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar

½ Cup shredded Asiago Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to directions on package, drain and set aside. Dissolve corn starch in room temperature chicken stock. Melt butter in large saucepan, whisk in buttermilk and heat. Add chicken stock mixture to buttermilk mixture and stir over medium heat until it starts to thicken. Add cheeses, mustard, onion powder, salt and pepper and stir until melted and thick. Remove from heat and fold in pasta.

Enjoy!  Here is one of my favorite quote to start your day!!

“Peace is not the absence of turmoil but the presence of God”