How To Grow Tomatoes to Feed You & Your Family For a Year

Tomatoes are my very favorite crop to grow. I fret over them, baby them, cheer them on, and proudly serve them to friends and family as some sort of jewel in the green. As modern homesteaders on our old farm, we grow nearly all that we eat and store lots in our freezer, root cellar,…

Part 1: How to Grow Food to Feed You and Your Family for a Year

Are you interested in growing enough food to feed you and your family for a year? It has been a goal of mine for years, and it is a milestone that I am excited to share with you. For me, it’s been an incremental process. I’ve been gardening for ten years now–from a couple of…

Gluten-Free Bagel Shop (Boiled ‘n Baked) Bagels

Here they are! Gluten-free bagel shop bagels, like the ones you used to buy. 🥯 Remember those? Recipe below made up happily in my kitchen over the last couple of days. 🤗 But also, are you tired? I am. I’m heading into PNW bear hibernation mode and I am baking and cleaning house and filling…

Homemade Sea Salt ‘n Vinegar Kettle Chips

Give me chips over chocolate any day. Here’s an incredibly easy, ridiculously delectable way to get your kettle chip fix. The key is to use organic potatoes (non-organic potatoes are chock-full of pesticides; do your body a favor and always splurge on organic when it comes to these), and organic non-hydrogenated oil (no artery-clogging fat…

Gluten-Free Sourdough Tortillas

If you’re new to the world of making your own gluten-free sourdough starter, check out my Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter Tutorial. These homemade sourdough tortillas have become our everyday lifesaver: Don’t have bread? Make tortillas. Want to make fresh-from-the-garden veggies and salad more hearty and kid-friendly? Wrap ‘em in a tortilla with some mayo and cheese….

Garden Prep Video: Building Rich Soil for Next Season’s Success

A traveler friend once told me that there are three main phases of travel: The anticipation, the travel itself, and the memories of the trip. I think this is true for many results-driven experiences in life, and for me gardening definitely fits right in–the planning, the planting, the harvest, the preserving, and the remembering are…

Immortal.

Dear Michael, I went for a run today and wrote letters in my head. One of them was to you. Do you remember when my sister and I would walk down to your house and you would read to us? Our jeans were too short, and probably a bit ripped, and our hands were tied…

Waiting for Aslan to arrive.

It’s been a long time since I just sat down and wrote a long, wandering blog post in diary format, and yesterday I started craving it so much that I have been looking forward to it ever since. I’m perched at the kitchen island while I write this. A big pot of blackberry jam is…

“Ellen,” a linked short story

A bit ago, I posted a sequence of two installments of a short story titled “Lily,” which were a fun reprieve for me to write and hopefully a bit of a fun escape for you to read. “Lily” chronicles the beginnings of an adventure for a woman living in Seattle who discovers a handsome farmer/chef…