Tag Archives: healthy
Craig and I eat a lot of salads; a lot of salads – like daily either for lunch or dinner. We feast upon salads for a few reasons: health, weight, and our CSA box. First it was for weight, I personally have lots 40 pounds over the last 3 years. Then we determined the salads […]
A couple of weeks ago, I joined a CSA (community supported agriculture) group. In other words I became a member of a community farm, committing to purchasing a box of fresh, locally grown, organic vegetables and fruits weekly. It has been a interesting experience – receiving different vegetables that I have to look on the […]
When I was thinking of recipes to make and share with you in preparation of Fourth of July, I could only think of dessert recipes. Desserts are easy to make holiday specific because you can simply add food coloring to your frosting, or chocolate, or cake mix, or whatever. But you can’t just add food […]
One of the first dishes I remember making on my own was during my freshman year in college, baked carrots.
Mom writer here. I know you haven’t seen much of me lately. Perhaps I have been too busy, too distracted, too lazy or too uninspired. But today I have a wonderful muffin recipe for you.
Tonight I was excited to make a salad from ingredients taken out of my little garden. My garden is small but I have kale, peas, spinach, romaine lettuce, and mint growing in it that were all used in the salad. I was a little concerned about using the kale in the salad, especially worried about […]
Have I mentioned before that I am a host mom to a foreign exchange student from Italy, Marta. Marta is a very nice, really sweet young lady and we are delighted to have her in our home. We had been bugging her to fix us an authentic Italian dinner and finally convinced her to do […]
I actually cooked a few new dishes this week and they all were wonderful and delicious and my family enjoyed them all. So I am so excited to share them with you. I will admit none of them are original but I did change them up a bit to make them my own. Sometimes things […]
The title of this recipe is not very original because all it does is describe what is in the dish. But I believe it is yummy and simple and very flexible. I first was inspired to make this because my beautiful daughter-in-law, Jana, made a very similar dish to eat when I was out visiting […]
One small but significant memory from my childhood is when I was in kindergarten. I don’t know how they do kindergarten now, but back in the day when I was a young one we had kindergarten classes for a half day. You could either have classes in the mornings or the afternoons. I was on […]
I think I mentioned that in my church, I currently serve/work with young women between the ages of 12 and 18. I specifically teach/serve/work with the young women ages 12 and 13. They are called Beehives (because they are learning to be productive, hard working, industrious as bees). Young women this age are pretty silly […]
Did I ever mention, that for Nate’s birthday he got this amazingly nice and huge charcoal grill from his parents? Well, its awesome. And we love grilling. Who doesn’t? Nate will pretty much only grill with charcoal because of that great charcoal taste that the food gets, but if you like grilling with gas, we won’t judge you. Summer […]
Are any of you readers out there Survivor fans? Nate and I have been watching the show together since we started dating. But I’m sad to say that I think this is my least favorite season yet, although I wasn’t a fan of redemption island that they had the last two seasons either. Sometimes Nate […]
Oh, how I love a good banana bread. This one just took it to the next level. I combined two recipes taking the best of each part and made one.
A couple weeks ago we had a really fun activity for church. And since we are new in the area I told Nate that we had to go so that we could get to know some more people in our area. So the activity was called a progressive dinner. But basically we split up and […]
Tuesday was Valentine’s Day. Around the Garrett home sometimes it is a big deal and sometimes it is just an ordinary day. Yesterday was closer to the later but with this salad I tried to make it somewhere in between. It is a salad but I believe a step above your ordinary salad. Let me tell […]