Red Beet Potato Hash Browns

I couldn't resist peeling the potatoes outside yesterday. It takes a few minutes which are much better spent sitting on the back door steps under the bird nest, watching Ilian balance bike than standing over the sink 🙂 We needed them for our rather unhealthy dinner last night: hash browns! With leftover shredded red beets,… Continue reading Red Beet Potato Hash Browns

Tomato Planting with Kids

Welcome back! We made it out of a week of bad colds throughout the family and went right back to gardening 🙂 It's the season! Here's a truly easy way to grow LOTS of great tomatoes: Buy a tomato at the store that looks and smells fantastic (our favorite is the type of heirloom tomato… Continue reading Tomato Planting with Kids

GF Zucchini Waffles

Helllooo waffle afficionadas/os! We tried a new aquafaba waffle creation last night and it turned out fabulous. We may need to tweak the recipe a bit, as our waffle iron took twice as long as usual to get dinner ready, but the golden hues over dark green were irresistible 🙂 It took a while to… Continue reading GF Zucchini Waffles

Shredded Butternut Squash Three Sisters

We had a family-cooking session on Sunday, and it was so much fun! Ilian was excited to scoop squash seeds with daddy, all manly-ly over the trashcan 😉 And mommy wondered where all the work went 🙂 This is a cute little variation on the Three Sisters cooking I've done previously, so it's a naturally… Continue reading Shredded Butternut Squash Three Sisters

Pinkie Pie Salad

I recently had some leftover cooked rice and was in the mood for a dinner salad. Going through the fridge yielded red beets, carrots, and half a jar of olives - and that seemed to fit! Shredded raw red beets will give any dish a fantastic color, and white rice is a great canvas -… Continue reading Pinkie Pie Salad

Sunflower Planting for Kids

Thanks to all who liked my Bean Planting for Littles post! It was great to hear you're trying it at home too 🙂 So here's another easy-peasy planting idea, and this one goes back to my childhood: growing sunflowers from birdseed. Most loose birdfood (i.e. not the blocks of suet) has sunflower seeds in it… Continue reading Sunflower Planting for Kids