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Pudding Extremes

This is the week of pudding extremes. In one corner, we have the vanilla pudding from The Homemade Pantry (love, *love* this cookbook). In the other corner, we have the vegan crazy woman chocolate blender pudding from Oh She Glows.   People, we have no losers here. It’s all good – really, really good. You can … Continue reading

Rhubarb Sorrel Crisp & Rhubarb Muffins

The rhubarb is ripe, but my eyes may have been a teensy bit bigger than my stomach when I planted rhubarb. I have a literal rhubarb hedge. One of my requests for Mother’s Day was to make a rhubarb pie with the kids. My motives were threefold: 1) harvest and use rhubarb; 2) do an activity with the … Continue reading

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Okay, I know blogs about naturally dyed Easter eggs are a dime a dozen these days (and usually before Easter). But these eggs are just so satisfying and beautiful! In truth, I’m writing this my 2013 self as a reminder of what I want to do next year. With the demands of “birthday week” last week, Easter was a Saturday … Continue reading

Broccoli Soup (Again)

My broccoli boy wanted broccoli soup for lunch today. Fortunately, I had 3 bags of homegrown broccoli in the freezer for just such an occasion (and honestly, it needed to be used). I used the recipe I already raved about as the starting point. It’s a beauty – 3 ingredients, and the proportions are somewhat forgiving. … Continue reading

Chili & Cookies

  One of my favorite cookbooks is Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair (check out her cooking “comedy show” at Cookus Interruptus). Easy, wholesome meals with ingredients that can be served individually for the youngest ones in the family to enjoy. I’ve mostly used this as a straight-up cookbook, and our favorite Red-Bean Quinoa Chili recipe … Continue reading

Rosemary’s Perfect Cream

A few weeks ago I ran out of facial lotion and spent several days without until I could get to the store. I came home with a little bottle of some lovely lotion that I like very much, but 1) it was $15 for 1.7 ounces and, 2) I had to check the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep … Continue reading

MAKE: Broccoli-Potato-Cheddar Soup

We’re in full-on soup and bread mode here at the house o’ wholesome. It’s a bit too cold to eat salad three meals a day (my favorite practice), so I’ve moved on to soup. The trick is finding something vegan that everyone likes. I hate any soup that has warm milk as a component, and … Continue reading

Kale Pesto

My cup runneth over with kale. In a fit of desire to consume more greens, I planted not just one bed of kale this year but TWO. This equals about 20 kale plants, which at this rate is more of a kale forest. We’ve been consuming a lot of kale in smoothies, kale chips, fresh … Continue reading