This is the first official post in my Pure Michigan series. There is nothing I love doing more than traveling and exploring this beautiful state that I am blessed to live in. There is so much to see and do and I can’t wait to share it all with you. Read more
Our garden is growing and we finally have our first harvest! Sure it is only two banana peppers and a giant Marconi, but it is still early and much bigger things are coming. Come see the progress things have made! Read more
The morning started out very slowly with a much-needed sleep in, followed by a great breakfast of corned beef hash, eggs, and toast expertly made by J. After the long week we had, it was a great relief to have a relaxing morning. Also, I don’t think the neighbors would have appreciated us starting any sooner than we did. Around 10:30 we finally got out and started tilling up the garden. Read more
Things are progressing well in the garden…for the most part.
Accomplishment #1: We finally got all of the grass off of the garden!
We have been working steadily on the garden and finding plants and seeds. Things are coming along nicely and I am hoping to have things cleared and ready in time to plant soon.
Most of the grass has been removed from the vegetable garden area, and it should only take about an hour for both of us to get the rest up. The problem is that it keeps raining, which is good for the plants but makes it difficult to work in the mud. We did purchase a blueberry bush and planted it in the back corner, as I had planned and finally got the pea seeds planted.
Today is my day off from my “real” job, so of course, I am very busy–chiropractor in the morning and a friend visiting in the afternoon. I also need to do laundry, make more blueberry muffins, and make a batch of chicken stock.
Chicken stock is another one of my favorite recipes because it helps stretch my budget and uses things that would normally go to waste. Read more
Since we bought our house in November, we have made several small updates. It seems like most of these have been in the main bathroom to make it much more convenient. Come see!
Those who know me know I don’t really follow recipes (unless I am canning). Some I follow fairly closely, but most are only used for inspiration. That is kind of the story for these muffins.
One morning several years ago I woke up at 3 AM inspired to make healthy muffins. I know, it even sounds strange to me, but it happened. So, I found this recipe and have made versions of it dozens of times since then. It is–hands down–my favorite recipe. I ALWAYS double it so it lasts a couple weeks (hence pictures show a doubled batch). Now I am sharing it with you; I hope you like it as much as we do. Read more