Archive | March, 2012

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

This is super easy to prepare and delicious! It takes about 10 minutes to prep & less than 10 to cook. You can serve it with a steak for surf & turf or you could serve with a salad and pasta to complete the meal. FAMILY RATING:  1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 cup […]

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Bee Boxes Set up…waiting for bees.

Yes its true, I thought of myself as NOT a very good beekeeper.  I was finally willing to admit I had failed miserable and it was time to admit defeat.  (which if you know me , you know is very hard for me to do!) Lucky for me, I have a dear friend Dee who […]

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My Beautiful Blooms. What is Blooming where you live?

I wanted to share with you all the beautiful plants that are blooming around here!  Enjoy!!  Soon they will be gone and we won’t see them for another year! OOPS – I just heard my husband sneeze in the other room.  He doesn’t always see them as beautiful as I do.   That’s why I have […]

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Chickens Love Bath Time….

Chickens love to give themselves dust baths. They’ll flop onto their sides, close their eyes and just roll around, flinging dirt everywhere. They get the dirt way down into their feathers until it reaches their skin. When they are done, they’ll shake it all off and feel fresh and clean. In addition to cleaning the […]

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Perfect dessert for Easter! This is probably one of my most requested recipes! FAMILY RATING:  Ingredients: Cup cake 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 1/4 teaspoons baking posder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2  teaspoon table salt 3 cups carrots, peeled & […]

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Grow your own Strawberries!

I added fifteen new Strawberry plants today to my Strawberry patch.  I love Strawberries!  They are a superfood and they go great with chocolate -whats not to love!! 🙂 They are super easy to grow and who wouldn’t love walking outside and having a beautiful Strawberry ready to be picked, picking it, and eating it!  Plus […]

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Italian Pine Nut and Apricot Cake

I always make this for my brother-n-law Vince when he visits. Its great to have on the counter when you have house guests.  You can serve this as a dessert or in the morning with coffee or tea. If you are serving as dessert don’t forget to add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. […]

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A Trailer from a new PBS series Food Forward.

A new show that will spotlight people who are changing how we get our food.   It really matters what we eat!  It effects how we feel and our health!   Watch!!

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Story of Love, Loss and Family Memories!

Our Silkie rooster Al Capone had two beautiful hens that were always by his side. That was until a Red Tail Hawk decided to kill them both.  After the first death we partially cover the top of our run hoping to deter the assassin. It seemed to be working and Al and his remaining girl […]

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Why organic, cage free matters.

Having our own birds, I know how dirty they are and how important it is to keep the coop clean for their health.  My birds are only in their coop at night, so I can only imagine how disgusting a coop with 15,000 birds that live their full-time must be.  What goes in must come […]

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