Saturday, July 2, 2016

Healthy Harvest Summer Share

June 16: Red leaf lettuce, Kohlrabi, Boston Lettuce,  Broccoli, Sugar Snap Peas, Mini Cabbage, Cucumbers

Monday, May 23, 2016

Healthy Harvest Farm Share 5/19/16

Red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, carrots, asparagus, sweet potatoes, yellow potatoes and 2 red cabbage
Last farm share of Winter/Spring, next time will be summer share!  Hoping for more rhubarb. :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Healthy Harvest Farmshare

Green Curly Kale, Small Yellow Potatoes, Green onions, Asparagus!, Rhubarb!, Carrots

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Happy Lunches = Happy Kids

Ran out of Bread!  

Healthy Harvest Farm Share April

Arugula, Celeriac Root, Carrots, Mini Red Skinned Potatoes, Yellow Skinned Potatoes, Green Curly Kale and Red Cabbage.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

April Lunchies

Cream Cheese Sandwich, Cheese Stick, Apple and Banana Muffin

Mike's Sandwich!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pusheen the Cat Cookies

When I picked Meredith up from school Thursday she wanted to make Pusheen Cupcakes.  I thought this might be an idea for her upcoming birthday but she wanted to make them right away.  I remembered I have an awesome chubby cat cookie cutter, so we were ready to go!

A picture of Pusheen otherwise known as 'Dorito'

We used our standard shortbread cookie recipe (from the previous blog entry) and the cookies turned out great!  Meredith and Jeffrey had fun decorating and eating them too.  The cookies were so good I wish we had made more!  
Meredith helps decorate cookies!

Meredith and Jeffrey frosted these cookies, they look great!  And yummy!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

St. Patrick's Day

Shamrock Cookies!

I made cut out cookies for St. Patrick's day using my favorite recipe from 'The Joy of Baking':

Shortbread Cookies:
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional if using salted butter)
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Cream the butter until smooth with electric or hand held mixer.  Add the sugar and beat until smooth (about 2 minutes).  Beat in vanilla extract.  Mix in flour until just incorporated, don't overbeat.  Flatten dough into disk shape and refrigerate at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 350, warm dough slightly till it can be rolled out (8 sec. in microwave).  On lightly floured surface roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick.  Cut into desired shapes.  Place cookies on baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until cookies are slightly brown.  Cool on rack.  Makes about about 20 cookies

Vanilla Buttercream:
1 Stick room temperature butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 Tbsp. milk

Cream butter until fluffy, add sugar 1/2 cup at time - will be thick.  Add vanilla and some of the milk, add more milk to get desired consistency.

These cookies are great because they don't contain egg (for those with egg allergies).  We served them when Meredith was 3 and had several friends with egg allergies.   They can be modified by using 'Earth Balance' buttery spread to make them dairy free as well.  The cookies don't contain baking soda or powder so they do not rise and distort shape, which is also great for cut out cookies.  The vanilla and butter make them taste (and smell) great!  They are one of our favorite cookies for Christmas and other holidays that require cute cookies! :) Jeffrey said he was hesitant to eat the cookies with smiley faces because they were 'too cute', but I reassured him and told him that they WANT to be eaten.  

St. Patrick's Day Lunch!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Lunchy roundup!

Fall lunch with pumpkin muffin and pumpkin mellowcreme!

Jeffrey made his own lunch!!  The tangerine is a ghost saying 'boo'!

Cute 'Pumpkin' Snack I made for when we went to the Arboretum Pumpkin Festival!

Lunch for Jeffrey First day of Fall

Lunch for Meredith on a day we were out of bread and apples!

Christmas Lunch for Meredith, including marshmallow stars and christmas trees.

Jeffrey's Christmas Lunch (He eats a lot of food now!

Mike's Lunch!  Includes home made trail mix, and blueberry muffin. :)