In the Garden

Garden Harvest

I owe you a mid-summer garden update! Although, I suppose it’s actually late summer now, considering fall starts in just a few weeks. But ’round here, the growing season is so long, we still have a few months of “summer” to go before the garden goes to bed for the year. So I’m sticking with calling it summer.

I haven’t updated you on the garden goingson since May. And holy heck, does a lot change in a garden in three months! It’s a whole different world out there.

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Peach, Whipped Feta, and Avocado Toast

Peach, Whipped Feta, and Avocado ToastHi! *waves* It is so nice to be back. Thank you guys so much for letting me take a few weeks off to rest and recoup—it was much needed, although I missed you guys terribly! If I'm being totally honest, I was suffering from a bit of blogger burnout, but a few weeks away with the fam was exactly what I needed to get excited again about gardening, cooking, eating, and sharing awesome food with you guys. I have so. . .

Vegan Frozen Hot Chocolate

Vegan Frozen Hot ChocolateThis post is brought to you by a Back to Her Roots sponsor. Frozen hot chocolate has become enough of a thing, that a few times this summer, my dear husband has seen it on a menu or a blog, and the title has spiraled him into a diatribe about how the name makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE AT ALL. He just says that it is cold chocolate milk, but colder. Which, really, is totally true. But colder chocolate milk doesn't sound. . .

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Dark Chocolate Raspberry SmoothieThis post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. We are swimming in black raspberries. Literally, I think I could drain the pool of water, fill it back up with raspberries, and go for a very fruity (and squishy) swim. We're so fortunate to have acres and acres of wild black raspberry canes on our property, and this year, our raspberry "patch" is producing overtime. You all know I love growing food, but I think I love foraging for food even more.. . .

Grilled Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese, and Apple Butter Flatbread

Grilled Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese, and Apple Butter FlatbreadThis post is brought to by a Back to Her Roots sponsor. Time flies when you're having fun and eating apple butter! It's hard to believe, but we're closing in on the end of my time showing off some of the fun and creative ways you can use Musselman's Apple Butter in your kitchen. Everyone knows that apple butter is tops on a perfect buttermilk biscuit, but my goal has been to show you that apple butter is so much. . .

One Pot Summertime Primavera

One Pot Summertime PrimaveraConfession time: sometimes I struggle to figure out how to use up all the produce coming off in my garden. I've gotten a lot better at it, but I think my decades of everything-always-in-season supermarket shopping has got me conditioned to really struggle to plan meals seasonally. It's easy when the first asparagus of the season is cut, and it takes all my willpower to wait long enough to get it up the house before eating it. Or when the first. . .

Sriracha Almond, Bacon, and Sharp Cheddar Scones

Sriracha Almond, Bacon, and Sharp Cheddar SconesThis post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. I think my love for Sriracha is well documented on this here blog (um, here and here and here). The fact that I, purveyor of mild foods, hater of heat, chile-pepper-aphobe, loves a hot sauce enough to have not one, but two bottles of it (one mixed with mayo and one just "straight up") in her fridge must make it something really special. Sriracha is my spirit animal. I love Sriracha so much because it's. . .

100 Things I’ve Learned in My First Year of Motherhood

Me and JuniperIf you can believe it (I certainly can't) today is my sweet Juniper's first birthday. This year has been the most wonderful year of my life, and I don't just say that because of my funny, smart, clever, and kind baby girl. Having her in my life has been a wonderful catalyst to make all kinds of changes in my career, attitude, and personal life that have made me such a more content person. A happy mommy is a good mommy!. . .