Croissant Bread Pudding

It is not hard to get your hands on day-old pastries. What’s hard, sometimes, ARE the pastries. But here’s your chance to make them ol’ croissants shine like new! Croissant bread pudding! There’s really not much to it. Which is good, what with how busy I’ve been this week. Fortunately, there’s always room (er, I…

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One More Week

This is our last week of grocery store shopping before we take on The Project. To be honest we haven’t really been grocery shopping for awhile. I’ve slowly been phasing it out. But we have been eating out a lot more lately. I guess we just want to get it all out of our systems….

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Dogs and Gardens part 2

Our yard had been completely overrun by squash for pretty much the entire season. We could barely get to one of our herb beds and reaching the second herb bed was completely out of the question. For those that aren’t familiar with squash vines, they have lots of little spines all over them, and while…

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Autumn

Magical Harvest, originally uploaded by karenmeyere. I normally don’t post twice in one day, but I had forgotten about something that is so near and dear to me occuring today that I have to do this second entry. Today is the Autumnal Equinox. Not just that, but it’s also the Harvest Moon – the last…

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Pluck and Feather Farm

Saturday we got to go hang out with our new friends Esperanza and Dipak of Pluck and Feather Farm in Oakland. We got to also meet Maya and Nevada, who are just starting their homesteading adventures in El Sobrante on 2 acres (Awesome!). And of course we can’t forget Kumar, Dipak’s father, and Marcel, their…

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Huckleberry Lemon Sauce

I love huckleberry season. Why, you ask (as if you don’t love them too, be honest, now)? First off, huckleberries, while small, are not plagued with the standard onslaught of unpleasantries that often come with wild foraging: no brambles, thorns/spines, no awkward crawls under bushes or 3 mile hikes through the rain, no damaged clothes,…

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Squash Pest

MotherHen68 from The Chicken Coop asked us: Any suggestions on how to prevent my squash from getting those nasty green worms that demolish the entire plant? I’m guessing these are squash vine borers and the offending egg layer is a brown moth. I’d rather not use poison, but I’m fed up. Thanks!  ———————————————————— It sounds…

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