Category Archives: On the Menu

Plastic-Free Groceries On A Budget

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Nothing is terribly revolutionary about my shopping habits, but the fact that plastic is often neglected from my grocery list means my habits have departed from the mainstream.  While trying to go plastic-free, we adjusted our weekly spending to $110, … Continue reading

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Plastic-Free Pumpkin Pie

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Think of autumn and chances are that thoughts of falling leaves, apple cider, and pumpkin pie come to mind.  I enjoy baking this time of year, partly for the delight of eating sweets as well as for the comfort a … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes

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It is October now and our garden is on its last breath.  We have plenty of green tomatoes left.  They would normally get tossed into the compost with the first frost approaching, but I wanted to find a better use … Continue reading

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Shep’s Sun Pickles

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We can’t seem to eat all of the cucumbers we grow in our garden, yet I don’t have enough ready at once to can an entire batch of pickles.  Luckily, I have my grandpa’s sun pickle recipe, which I can … Continue reading

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Sliced Tomato on Toast

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One of my favorite summer snacks is sliced tomatoes on toast.  What makes it so delicious are the garden-fresh tomatoes.  Each year I look forward to the juicy sweet flavor of freshly picked tomatoes from our garden.  If you don’t … Continue reading

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HUNI Farmers Market – Aug 20

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Ok, so I’m a little late in adding this post.  It is Saturday morning, which means the HUNI Farmers Market is about to begin and I’m just now posting about last week’s market.  Such is life.  I did venture over … Continue reading

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Dress It Up – Repurpose Your Empty Oil Bottles

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I was making potato salad the other day and the recipe called for French dressing.  Being that I didn’t have any French dressing in the house, I decided to make it myself (recipe below).  Not too long ago, I had … Continue reading

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