“Food, a French man told me once, is the first wealth. Grow it right, and you feel insanely rich, no matter what you own.” Kristin Kimball, Essex Farm

No-Churn Ice Cream

Get your fat pants ready. We live near one of the, arguably, best ice cream shops in the United States. This is the time of year I get antsy and long for a creamy cone of Mississippi Mud Pie or Lemon Chiffon, but Plainwell Ice Cream closes for the winter on Halloween night and doesn’t … Continue reading No-Churn Ice Cream

Easy Guac

I grew up with a father who made the best guacamole. Every month or so we would sit down to a big pan of nachos loaded with peppers, olives, scallions, cheese, and beef. The nachos were good, but the guac is what I was after. Soft, creamy bites of green goodness. He never made enough – two … Continue reading Easy Guac

Honeyed Lemon Skyr

It’s Meyer Lemon Season! These juicy yellow gems are so delicious. Native to China, they combine the attributes of a lemon and orange to create a lemon that’s sweeter than the typical ones you find. I love the refreshing taste of lemon when it’s added to ice cream, cakes, salads, etc., so I thought I would … Continue reading Honeyed Lemon Skyr

Pineapple Mint Lemonade

When we lived in North Carolina, there was a little shop downtown called The Ice Storm with thee best lemonade. Some might think that lemonade is as simple as lemon juice, sugar and water, but owners Antonio and Yvonnia whipped up one-of-a-kind flavors that I’ve not seen anywhere else. You could pop in and ask for … Continue reading Pineapple Mint Lemonade

Easy Week-Night Crumble

I’m a mom who works full-time so spare minutes are precious on week nights. I’m also a lover of good, homemade food and that’s especially true when it comes to dessert. I was lucky to have put ten bags of fresh, organic berries in the freezer during the summer months so I make this super … Continue reading Easy Week-Night Crumble

Simple Chicken Stock

I try, whenever possible, to only purchase animal food products (meat, dairy, eggs) if they’re free-range, grass-fed, and/or organic. As a family that lives on a tight budget, organic food can run up a grocery bill in a hurry if meal planning and a shopping list aren’t done prior to heading to the store. When … Continue reading Simple Chicken Stock

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