Avocado Smoothie

I would never have believed that avocado would taste so good as a drink, until I created a smoothie with avocado. Thanks to some urging from Petra Kopf, I gave this recipe a try. Half avocado 1 ripe frozen banana 1 apple 1/2 cup of almond milk Small quarter inch of ginger Agave syrup [optional] Using a blender start with … Read More

3.14 It’s Pi day!

Happy Pi Day!

If you are really inclined you will you begin celebrating at precisely at 3.14159. If I were having pi today it would certainly be a berry pie! At Pi Day you find everything you need to celebrate this important  symbol, which in mathematics is to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.  

Starting off the New Year by Cleaning Out the Pantry

Happy New Year! Kick off the new year by cleaning out your pantries! I spent several hours going through all the spice and herbs in the pantry and tossing out all the expired spices and spices without labels. It was a chore. I found spices that expired in 2012! When food is prepared with spices the spices should taste fresh … Read More

What to do with White Sonora Wheat Berries

DailyEats White Sonora Wheat Berry Salad

I’m always getting unusual things from the Farmers Market, if you know me you know I love new experiences. On a recent visit, I brought back white Sonora White Wheat Berries. Lucky for me my farmer’s market friends advised me on what to do. Thanks Eric and Emma! I’m putting everything to good use! Cooking White Sonora Wheat Berries like … Read More

Bread and Butter Pickles

Packing the cucumbers in the jar bread and butter pickles

      Made easy! My Agritopia Farm CSA had so many cucumbers it wasn’t possible for us to eat all of them. I thought why not turn these delicious cucumbers into pickles, not just any pickles, but bread and butter pickles! I found this recipe for  Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles on Cooks.com 1.5 cups sugar (I used raw sugar) … Read More

Agritopia CSA: What do with PattyPan Squash

PattyPan Squash Cooking

I never had PattyPan Squash before needless to say I was a bit befuddled when it arrived with CSA from The Farm at Agritopia the other day. I Google’d recipes for PattyPan Squash found one I really liked the sound of. This recipe for Stuffed PattyPan Squash comes from Scharko Farms with a couple of modifications. QUINOA-STUFFED PATTYPAN SQUASH 1/2 … Read More

Oatmeal Cafe

Oatmeal is super nurturing and healthy especially when it’s make with Iss’ Magic Mixes!

Fun and Fruity Summer Cake Ideas

As the summer fast approaches, bakers start whipping out their summer recipes and start compiling the desserts that most suited for this sunny season. Desserts that are abundant during the summer season are fruit tarts, berry pies and ice cream, but why not try something new for a change and bake summer treats in the form of America’s favorite dessert, the … Read More

From Farm to Salad

I was at the Gilbert Farmer’s Market and picked up fennel from Agritopia and grapefruits from Phil’s Farm. I created a fennel, grapefruit and mint salad. It’s delicious and refreshing. Here’s the very easy recipe: 2 grapefruits peeled and cut slices in half 1 bulb of fennel thinly sliced for bite sizes handful of fresh mint – we grow our … Read More