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What’s Saving My Life Right Now

So I stumbled onto Modern Mrs. Darcy this week. How have I been missing her? Anne with an ‘e’, loves books, mom of four….I’m pretty sure she doesn’t know we’re soul friends. I’ll have to work on that. But she had this post about what’s saving her life, just all the random little goodies that… Continue reading What’s Saving My Life Right Now · living local

Crockpot Peanut Butter Vegetable Soup

Yes, that says peanut butter. And it’s amazing. I discovered this recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks from one of my favorite living simply bloggers: Jane over at Thy Hand Hath Provided. It’s healthy, frugal, delicious and usually can be made with whatever I have on hand. My version is just a little different… Continue reading Crockpot Peanut Butter Vegetable Soup · living local

That Time We Didn’t Grocery Shop for a Month {guest post}

One of my few paying gigs as a writer is the marketing I do for Red Dust Ranch. Each week my family participates in their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and receives a paper grocery sack full of fresh vegetables. Lately, that sack hasn’t been able to contain all the squash and watermelon that the farm’s… Continue reading That Time We Didn’t Grocery Shop for a Month {guest post} · living local

Ten Things To Do With All That Zucchini

We went to the beach last week. It was great but more on that at a later time. Anyway, due to some miscommunication, I came home to a fridge full of my CSA produce including plenty of this year’s bumper crop. Do you know what all locally home-grown farmers (and gardeners) are picking right now?… Continue reading Ten Things To Do With All That Zucchini · living local

It’s CSA Wednesday! {Chicken Kale Enchiladas}

It’s finally CSA season! I’m so excited about fresh, local, organic produce coming to my doorstep every Wednesday afternoon that I almost can’t wait to get home from my writer’s conference and whip up a batch of these great Chicken Kale Enchiladas. But at home there’s no nice conveyor belt that bears my dirty dishes… Continue reading It’s CSA Wednesday! {Chicken Kale Enchiladas} · summer

Finding that Summer Niche (and my Reading List)

We took them to camp yesterday. I miss them already, which is a conundrum because last week when they were home I yelled a little too much. It’s that whole adjusting to summer routine that takes about two weeks. But if I send them off for a week, I’m afraid we’ll never get adjusted. Too… Continue reading Finding that Summer Niche (and my Reading List) · whole foods

10 Easy Homemade Recipes

We’re getting our homemade on around here. That’s really my version of whole foods living. If I can make it myself, I do. I’m hoping this counts is a baby step toward cutting back on refined sugar and maybe even less grains. But maybe not. We’ll see. In the meantime, here’s ten easy recipes for… Continue reading 10 Easy Homemade Recipes