Nov 20, 2014

Healthiest Frozen Foods


Yep this about says it all!       image via
For the last few years I have been making most of our food from scratch. Lately I've been much busier working on making fashion accessories for my store Ornute and remodelling our house, so I'm trying to spend less time cooking but still eat healthy.

Nov 14, 2014

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins: Low Sugar and Fat,High Protein and Fiber


Lately I've been craving muffins.  And since I'm trying to clear out our freezer for Thanksgiving (we host every year) and we have alot of frozen pumpkin puree I made in our freezer, of course I thought of pumpkin muffins. 

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.