I love Morning Glories and I love my chickens! I planted some seeds along the fence back in May and gave up on them by the end of June when I didn't see anything. I assumed the chickens had stuck their greedy necks through and ate the seedlings. Then when we got back from vacation in late July, they had started! Now they are rambling and spreading all over the fence and look beautiful in the mornings until about 1pm, then they start to close up and wilt from the heat. But each morning they are back to looking bright and chipper. Nature is full of miracles!
I was cutting some canteloupe tonight that we got in our CSA share and I was thinking that this was the first melon of the season that I've had at home. I'm kind of picky and refuse to buy it at the grocery store because they never have organic melon, so I only can get it when it is truly in season at the local farmer's market or in the CSA share. Then I wondered, why can't you buy canned melon? You buy just about anything else canned, even meat, which is a horrible thought, so why not melon? Any ideas?
Soft and crispy, warm, savory, gooey… pizza. There's nothing like it but these come close. These have the protein of quinoa, the taste of pizza and all the fun of dipping! These would make a great light meal or a snack for two. They're slightly crisp on the outside with a soft cheesy center, and best of all SO easy to make.
I love dessert. Some would say I am a sugar addict, but its good sugar that I eat. I don't drink soda or eat Dunkin Donuts, but I love baking with good organic ingredients and I have to have my morning snack each day. I had ordered a flat of red raspberries from our CSA http://www.villageacresfarm.com/ and thought this chocolate mousse would make an impressive, but simple dessert. I found this recipe last week and this is the second time I've made it already! Super simple and the best part - it's healthy! It does have some sugar, but the base is greek yogurt, so it's all good.
Let's see, what happened today. Cleaned, made cookies, walked the dogs, oh yeah, and almost lost a chicken. The question I ask - Why jump the fence? The chickens have to know the dogs are out there. But they still do it. So I go flying out the back door and try to find something to break up the massacre. The wheelbarrow is right there, so I throw the wheelbarrow onto the mass of fur and feathers and drag the first set of dogs into the house. Then throw the third one into the dog crate that happens to be on the back deck, and that only leaves one left, who screams like a baby when I barely touch his collar. Amazingly, the chicken is fine and gets tossed back over the fence. So back inside, wash my hands, and continue the dishes. Barely broke a sweat on that one.