Jan 11, 2019

Yum...Keto Cookie Dough!



learning how to cook all over again

With the first week of Keto under my belt, I've had a chance to try a couple different recipes..I really love the fauxtatoes substitution for mashed potatoes.
Creamy Zucchini & Chicken 
Another tasty quick and easy dish was the creamy Zucchini Chicken skillet.. and another great recipe was the Cheesy Cauliflower soup all from the Simply Keto cookbook by Suzanne Ryan.

Creamy, Cheesy Cauli and Broccoli Soup
Still trying to wrap my mind around this high-fat, low-carb lifestyle...Hoping that this way of life is for me. I freaked out about the high fats at first but after researching and learning how it works along with adjusted portion sizes....I'm finally letting it all sink in.

Jan 7, 2019

Faux-tatoes are all that they are cracked up to be!

Faux-tatoes


Yes....Faux-tatoes are all they are cracked up to be!!! 

I think they are delicious.....I used the recipe from Suzanne Ryan of Keto Karma

Giving this recipe two thumbs up for sure! The ingredients are simple and the recipe is fast and simple to make!



new year + new eating plan = a new garden plan

The New Year has me re-evaluating me!!!

I'm a chubby gardener trying to get a handle on my weight and health. It's been a lifelong yo-yo battle! So this year I have made the decision to really watch the carbs. This isn't a resolution but rather a lifestyle change I am hoping to adopt. 

This will affect what I plant in my garden this year...
Changes needed to be made anyway as we no longer have teenage boys at home to help us eat the abundance.

I will be cutting back on most veggies and Corn and Potatoes are getting the boot. We will add in more flower rows for my own enjoyment!!!

I am happy to report  I will be closing this first week of 2019  down 7 lbs. and look forward to the challenge that lays ahead.

It's time to go move mountains!!!!!

Oct 31, 2018

Last of the greens


Not much left in the garden that is still green, except the late planting of Brussel Sprouts....

Oct 30, 2018

Fall carrots


I love harvesting carrots in the Fall after a couple of frosts. 
It seems to make them sweeter. 

I had some big help with my harvest ... Yes, she gets the "just her size " tiny ones but my little grubby garden helper needs a haircut....Can you tell? 

We settled for pulling her bangs back in a ponytail so she can at least see where she's going until we can get her a fancy hair appointment. It's not always glamorous being a garden girl!


Oct 29, 2018

Garlic Planting time



Here we go again.... Its garlic planting time for my little garden.

According to the Farmers Almanac, October 28th. & 29th. is a great time to plant root your crops. So, that being said, today was the day to get this task done before the most barren period on October 30th. and 31st.


This year's varieties are

  • Majestic
  •  Montana Giant 
  • Georgian Crystal

*The Bad news*
Found a gopher hole in the garden bed that I was preparing to plant in.
The gopher trap has been set and now we wait and see if we get lucky and trap those little buggers before they start doing damage!

Jun 6, 2018

Time to get back in the garden...

Time really slips away sometimes...This past month was consumed with my day job and preparing for one of the biggest vintage shows that coincides along with my soapmaking business. That left me neglecting the garden once again. Yes, the weeds are trying to take over again but I am determined they will be tackled and conquered by this weekend. I am behind on my planting schedule too. I will just get what I can... when I can... planted!

So, there's that!!!!

In the meantime, I am enjoying the blessings of the Iris's blooming and harvesting the lettuce that didn't need any special attention while I was preoccupied with other things.



May 3, 2018

Simple pleasures


Simple pleasures are simply being so satisfied that your daffodils are up after a long winter and still having toys left around the yard from your now adult children!

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