Blueberry Picking

Well it was beautiful evening for blueberries. Julie and I picked for about 1 1/2 hours and got around 11 pounds. Think I will let the kids eat their fill of these and make blueberry muffins and pancakes. Picking again on saturday with Aunt JoAnn hoping to get at least 15 pounds and then will only have to pick once more! I need to freeze them and think I will use all quart size bags instead of gallon bags this year. The gallon seemed to get a little bit of frost in them. Becca loves frozen berrries in her school lunches. They also go well in homemade wine if you need your wine chilled quickly.


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Rain, Rain, Rain

Well it has been a beautiful summer so far but the rain has been falling pretty much nonstop for like 48 hours now. It has been muggy and hot all day and night. It looks like it is finally stopping and tomorrow will be a beautiful day. I will be picking black raspberries tomorrow. Also have to take care of the lettuce pick it, then wash and spin. I will then need to plant some more so that we can have fresh lettuce throughout September. Blueberry picking will be on Monday! Busy busy for the next few days Going to try and take some pictures and get them posted.

Roasted Red Pepper Spread/Pesto

3lbs red bell peppers

1 clove garlic unpeeled ( i prefer 2 cloves)

small white onion

1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh Basil

Olive Oil (enough to get it moving smoothly in the food processor)


Roast the red pepper, tomatoes, garlic and onion, turn to roast all sides. Tomatoes and peppers should be blistered, blackened and softened, while the garlic and onion just need blackened spots.

Place peppers and tomatoes in paper bag, close tight and let cool 15 minutes. Peel the garlic and onion and finely chop both. Need about an 1/8th of  a cup of onion. Peel and seed peppers and tomatoes. Run all ingredients through food processor adding just enough olive oil to have it smooth.

Returned from camping

Just returned from camping on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron. It was our first trip without any of the 4 children. The boys were off doing their own thing. Izzie was in Ireland and Bex at volleyball camp.

Survived a tornado warning. It hit about 10 miles up the shore and thankfully no one was injured. My husband did stand outside holding the awning (metal rods) down on the pop-up. Not a good idea we know.

Visited the Port Austin Farmer’s Market on Saturday. The mushrooms were amazing according to Todd. We grilled them along with some blush peppers, red onions and grape tomatoes that we found there. Drizzled them with olive oil a bit of pepper and salt yum! Served it along side mesquite-lime chicken and beef which was amazing.

Picked up a loaf of Italian Bread to have with my canned roasted red pepper spread I’d brought along.

Our other find at the market was tamales! We enjoyed those while sipping on margaritas with our toes in the sand.

It was a much enjoyed vacation and think Todd and I will survive the empty-nest once it gets here!

The beginning of a journey!

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Starting a new blog. Hoping to include many recipes, as I begin my new adventure of learning to live greener and healthier. Four short years ago I had 4 children in the house, now 3 have graduated and come fall we will be down to a 16 year old daughter. A husband that works nights and 2 cats.