Simple Macrame Wreath Tutorial

I’m a total novice when it comes to macramé, so this tutorial might be the easiest project to start with. Plus, the outcome will be beautiful and useable- I mean, who doesn’t need another wreath? Your wreath can be any size, but I’d recommend something between 9-16 inches in diameter. You can use any type of rope to macramé with, including yarn, but be aware … Continue reading Simple Macrame Wreath Tutorial

Banana Nut Bundt Bread with Maple Rum Icing (V)

Before you begin considering this recipe, let me be clear, upfront, plain, honest, so on and so forth, that this is not a Bundt cake. It might look deceiving since it takes the same form and shape as the sweet, spongy, melt-in-your-mouth devil’s and angel’s food Bundts you may have tried at a bakery, café, or event gathering, but this [pause], my fellow bakers, is … Continue reading Banana Nut Bundt Bread with Maple Rum Icing (V)

Banana Nut Muffins with Sourdough Discard (non-dairy)

If you’ve got the sourdough bug, don’t waste that discard!  Here’s a simple recipe for a super yummy, non-dairy snack. Banana Nut Muffins with Sourdough Discard (non-dairy)* Makes 6 big muffins, or 9 smaller ones Ingredients  Wet Ingredients 
3 TBSPS olive oil 
1/2 cup brown sugar 
1 egg 
2 very ripe bananas (a little more than ½ cup, mashed) 
squeeze in juice from half a … Continue reading Banana Nut Muffins with Sourdough Discard (non-dairy)

Vegetarian Egg Rolls with Tempeh

Vegetarian Egg Rolls with Tempeh Recipe Ingredients: vegetable oil for frying tempeh 16 oz tempeh salt and pepper to taste 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 Tbsp minced ginger 4 ½ cups coleslaw mix (or shred carrots, cabbage, and rutabaga) 1/3 cup green onions 2-3 Tbsps chopped cilantro leaves 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil Soy sauce to taste 12 egg roll wrappers 1 egg beaten vegetable … Continue reading Vegetarian Egg Rolls with Tempeh

Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Walnuts

Rich, creamy chocolate. Sweet, tart pomegranates. Salt sprinkles. That’s a tempting combination and worth the tedious effort of extracting juicy arils from beautifully ripe pomegranates. Along with other ingredients such as coconut oil, coconut sugar, and crushed walnuts, these delectable cookies will leave your taste buds beaming with flavor and your mouth watering for more. Ingredients: ½ cup cold pressed (solid, not melted) coconut oil … Continue reading Pomegranate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Walnuts

Blueberry Lemon Oat Bars

Too Many Lemons Blueberry Lemon Oat Bars Just because a protein or granola bar is labeled “healthy”, “natural”, and “organic”, doesn’t mean it’s good for you.  Even if it is in the refrigerated section and “fresh”, it’s still pre-packaged and manufactured outside your home.  A much healthier snack option would be to make your own bars.  These blueberry lemon oat bars are so very tasty, … Continue reading Blueberry Lemon Oat Bars

My Huatulco: A Guide to La Crucecita

Bahías de Huatulco, with its surreally gorgeous nine bays, is located in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Its low-key airport with palapa roofs, make it an easy destination for a relaxing vacation, including fishing and surfing. Historically, Huatulco was once a port under Hernán Cortés’s conquest, then a coffee –growing area, and later, the subject of Fondo Nacional Turismo in the early 1980s for … Continue reading My Huatulco: A Guide to La Crucecita

Managing Crabgrass Around Citrus & Other Fruit Trees

Fighting Crabgrass Around Citrus Trees & Other Fruit Trees Many of our young citrus trees have been growing terribly slowly over the past few years. After fertilizing, nursing iron deficiencies, and constantly getting rid of aphids, mealy bugs and scale, the trees are still runts. The cause, we realized, is the huge matrix of weeds strangling the roots: Crabgrass. Crabgrass…it’s everywhere on our property and … Continue reading Managing Crabgrass Around Citrus & Other Fruit Trees

Toaster Pastries with Lemon Curd (vegan option)

Too Many Lemons! Toaster Pastries with Lemon Curd (Vegan option) Love toaster pastries? Try making your own! These are much healthier and tastier, especially if made entirely from scratch. They can be eaten right away or frozen to keep fresh for another day. Lemons make such wonderful desserts! #ilovelemons! Ingredients: Store bought pie crust dough or make your own (Vegan Pie Crust) jar of lemon … Continue reading Toaster Pastries with Lemon Curd (vegan option)