Tag Archive for 'fruit'

Things I love about summer: I love the heat and humidity. I love long days and a good cricket serenade. I love the swimming pool, popsicles dripping down my kids’ chins and berries, berries, berries. I’m three-quarters watermelon and one-half cucumber pretty much all of June and July. I love not being able to see my […]

Fig Envy

I am a fiend for figs. My grandmother’s yard in Texas is full of fig bushes and trees and, when I would go there in the summer, I spent as much time as I could harvesting the little delights. My Granny and I would pop a few in our mouths, freeze some, and roast others. […]

Plants-a-palooza has come and gone and now it’s time to reflect on lessons learned. Please chime in with your comments here, on Facebook or via Twitter. (And, yes, I have an affiliate link in here. If you buy, I benefit. You don’t pay more, though.) Lesson #1 – I don’t use herbs enough. Talk about low-hanging […]

Baked Banana Splits

We had some dessert-style fun at our house this week and I thought I would share the idea with you guys. It’s been colder than a Polar Bear’s nose in these parts lately, so I’ve gravitated towards the warm types of yummies. Two weeks ago I had a massive craving for a custard-style treat and […]

My kids were out of school on Halloween and the following day for Teacher Conferences.  It was fun to have that time together and also a blessing that we didn’t have to wake them for school on the day after trick-or-treating. The trouble is, even though the kids weren’t at school, we still had to […]

Plum Nut Crumble

My kids were flipping through cookbooks the other day, talking about which recipes they can and cannot have.  My middle child, M, is very gluten intolerant and so she goes through saying, “glue-ten,” “glue-ten,” “no glue-ten.” They stumbled upon a fruit crumble that looked delish, but fell squarely in the “glue-ten” category.  So, my oldest […]

I’m back with another installment of “Explore More,” where I take you to visit some of the interesting places I found this week on the internet. Buckle up and let’s go! Stefani Ruper wrote a fabulous guest post for The Paleo Parents on whether women can be healthy and overweight.  She discusses other markers of […]