singing the blues…

singing the blues…

Oh blueberries! My favorite summer harvest. Well, maybe not my favorite. I love all types of harvest. From salmon and bears. To raspberries, tomatoes, and rhubarb. We have harvested a lot so far this year… We got close to 40 salmon in July and August whether dipnetting or on the river. Ben helped Jamie get a great […]

a year of pies… part 3

a year of pies… part 3

Ok, here it is! 15 more pies done and in the record books! Part 1 was awesome. Part 2 was splendid. And Part 3 was no different! I got my energy back with pie baking in this chunk of pies. At the end of part 2, it was a challenge to keep making pies… It […]

blueberry bounty…

blueberry bounty…

Last weekend, Ben and I set off with my parent’s wheelers for an epic blueberry expedition. We headed up to our favorite blueberry patches in the woods. The weather was a little overcast but that didn’t stop us from having an awesome time! Ruby ran almost the whole day, minus a few moments when a […]

a year of pies… part 2

a year of pies… part 2

Welcome back to my Year of Pies, an attempt at cooking my way through Ashley English’s A Year of Pies. There are 60 pies total, and in case you haven’t read Part 1, I have already completed 15. I had some successes like my coconut cream, lemon meringue, and chicken pot pie… and some not so […]

a year of pies… part 1

a year of pies… part 1

My sister got me a recipe book for my 27th birthday in May of 2015, A Year of Pies by Ashley English! I poured over it and looked at all the recipes but it wasn’t until March of 2016 that I decided to bake one of those pies. Which is kinda funny since it was […]

my pioneering year.

my pioneering year.

  Well my New Years Resolution was to can and be a pioneer woman! And, while I’m not sure I’m a pioneer woman quite yet, I think I did an ok job in trying and I sure had fun in the process! I spent time this year canning, fermenting, and rolling out sourdough. Sweet & […]

oh yes it’s true, i was made for you.

oh yes it’s true, i was made for you.

Ben, Ruby, LaFonda Honda, and I headed up to our favorite blueberry spot today. I took the day off work as Ben and I had declared ourselves burnt-the-hell-out and so decided the cure was a day riding the wheeler and picking some berries. It was the correct diagnosis and treatment plan! We woke up, loaded […]

blueberries & boos

This past Saturday, Ben, Ruby and I were blessed to go pick some bluuuueeeberries. And yes, all three of us picked. The best pickers are ranked in this order: 1. Ben 2. Ruby 3. Katie Ruby is an amazing blueberry picker. She is also an amazing blueberry eater! It was an amazing day! We had […]

raspberry jammmmboree!

It’s no secret. I LOVE JAM! And my very favorite is raspberry jam. No ifs ands or buts about it! I love that we have a giant raspberry patch in our back yard. I love that we have rhubarb, brocolli, califlower, cilantro, chives, strawberries too, but my favorite is by far our raspberries. And I […]

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Bear

We just finished the most amazing weekend ever! I’m still on a high!!! And I seriously couldn’t wait to blog about it… such a wonderful trip. I feel like I should try to be sassy and witty and snarky like other good bloggers, but I’m seriously on cloud nine and just want to tell the […]