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Cooking at Home

A new sort of menu, for our new days here . . . we have our last week of open doors at the cafe, but with shorter hours so we are in between.  Realizing I have to get back in the groove of cooking three meals a day (and snacks).  Exciting, but a change for ...
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Big News

Big News!! Our family has some huge news to share – after ten years of running our beloved bakery/cafe, and also running our extremely successful grain CSA, we will be making a change and shifting all our energies into our ever growing CSA.  We will also be developing a new share (top secret but really exciting!), ...
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Out of the Deep Winter

As the last snows melt, and the sun begins to warm more than the top inch of soil, I’m starting to really believe that we made it – spring is here! Whew. This was a long. long. winter, in all senses of the phrase.  We had, like many places, deep snows (which we often do) ...
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March 7 – A Dinner Menu

Partly inspired by Heather’s recent post, and Melanie’s post, too, I wanted to start on next week’s meal plan.  Life has been nutty lately, and I admit dinner has been pretty fly by the seat of our pants around here lately.  Let’s plan together, shall we? Monday:  Spinach & Corn Lasagna or Stuffed Shells (made ...
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Feb 14

Grateful for yesterday – Another blizzard, another healing day at home. Except for the part where Ella didn’t want to do school, and instead of remaining calm, I got really frustrated. It happens. Partly, I think it’s time to set our math block aside and move back to writing. Partly, I need to chill out ...
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February 8

  I’m not exactly sure what to say about this past month. That we’ve been working lots, and sleeping little? That it’s been one of the most challenging years of my life, and we’re only in February? Both of those are true. It’s also true that we’ve been working hard *together*, which is a blessing. ...
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Jan 23

Loving: our new tables. The new Liquid Love – peanut butter hot chocolate. Opening a farmstand and epicerie fine at our cafe (photos soon!). Serving our community with honesty and love. Not loving: all the franchises moving into our small town. Pipes that are still frozen. Mostly, though, just grateful, and doing the work that ...
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January 20 – Oyster Artichoke Stew

It’s been too long since I shared a recipe here, don’t you think? Most of the recipes I cook (and share) are everyday recipes, humble but delicious goodness. Sometimes we need something really special, though. This soup comes straight from my childhood – my grandfather would make this every Christmas, and now it’s what I ...
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Jan 17

  These last weeks have been an excellent reminder, that if you’re having trouble feeling content with your normal life, the universe will happily supply a lot of chaos to help you remember. Highlights have included equipment breaking, a piece of our bedroom ceiling falling in in the middle of the night, a one-week construction ...
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A Dinner Menu for Early Fall

(fennel slaw – so tasty!!) This weekly menu went over quite well here – perhaps you will like it, too Monday: leftovers, and salad Tuesday: (breakfast for dinner) omelet, salad, biscuits, green smoothies Wednesday: pulled pork, homemade tacos, fresh corn & bell peppers Thursday: (soup) Carrot Tomato Soup with corn, deviled eggs Friday: (most of ...
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