Oct 25, 2014

Bison Bourguignon One Pot Recipe from FireLake Grill House

image via FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar
I'm excited to share with you a recipe for bison bourguignon from Executive Chef Jim Kyndberg at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar in Downtown Minneapolis.  It's part of their new seasonal menu featuring comfort favourites with a Minnesotan modern twist. Nothing says fall and winter like hearty one pot meat and root veggie meals!  My husband loves roasts, and stews so I'm always making some around here.  Surprisingly the only one I've posted on here so far is my Crockpot Morroccan Beef Pot Roast with Honey Glaze.

Oct 23, 2014

Video Tour of Our Zone 4a Square Foot Garden 2014

Garden B Oct 1 2014
I normally do post on our garden twice a month during it's peak and once a month the rest of the gardening season, but I think going forward I'll only do a few posts a season.  I plan to post during the start, middle, and toward the end of the season.  This year for our end of season garden posts I've split it up into 3 posts What We Plan to Different Next Year In Our Garden, What Worked For Us In Our Garden This Year, and this post will conclude our garden posts for the season with a video tour of our garden.

Oct 21, 2014

End of Season Garden Reflactions 2014: What We Will Do Different Next Season

Garden A: Oct 1 2014 cucumbers, Roma tomatoes, beets
While starting to take down our garden, I always reflect on the season and what I would do differently next year.  I started to take down some of our garden last week, despite our beautiful weather (highs in the 60s).  This year for gardening my plan was to have our garden be as care free as possible, while still providing us with our fav veggies for the summer and early fall.  So I'm judging this season on how well our garden accomplished these goals.  In my last post I reflected on what worked for us this year.  In this post I plan to share what didn't fit our goals of low maintenance, and high yields of veggies and fruits we love. 

Oct 19, 2014

Our End of Season Garden Recap: What Worked For Use This Year

Oct 1 2014 Garden A; Big or better tomatoes (I thought they were Roma when I bought it)
While starting to take down our garden, I always reflect on the season and what I would do differently next year.  I started to take down some of our garden this week, despite our beautiful weather (it was almost 70 a couple days ago).  I took down our beans which are not growing any new beans any more, some tomato plants (only the ones with no tomatoes on them), and cucumbers.  I think it's possible the cucumbers might even still grow, but I really just wanted to have all our trellises put away for the season.  I did leave one cucumber plant undisturbed as a test just to know. 

Sep 5, 2014

DIY Homemade Natural Bronzer/ Contour Recipe From Your Pantry

My finished bronze powder
Growing up I loved playing with make-up.  I had a rather extensive selection and was made up nearly every day in a creative new way that coordinated with my outfit.  Years ago I stopped making myself up so much and settled on one or two looks I usually wore.  Then a few years ago I started learning about all the bad chemicals around us especially in our personal products (deodorant, lotion, shampoo, make-up, etc).  And I threw out nearly all my make-up and personal products and replaced them with natural products.  While I did this I found that I surprisingly only used a fraction of the products I had in our cabinets.