Farmer’s Market time!

I am loving the farmer’s markets right now! While I wait for my own garden to start producing serious amounts of veggies, I’m taking advantage of other farmers’ produce. We did a quick trip to the Hillsboro Farmer’s Market on Sunday. We were hoping to find some asparagus at a decent price, because I refuse … Continue reading

New recipe Friday

So, as you know, we’ve been trying to incorporate fish into our diet a little more frequently.  And, since I’m not normally a big fish/seafood fan, I’m constantly looking for creative recipes to dress it up and yet still stay healthy. I found a great one that we tried today. In addition to the fish, … Continue reading

Sick and organized?

Sorry I’ve been AWOL the last few days. I came down with a lovely cold, which keeps me from thinking straight enough to write. Finally on the mend now, though, and trying to get back into the swing of things. I find myself coming up with all these grand plans while I’m sick and too tired … Continue reading

Buying in season

I mentioned recently that it hasn’t been as expensive as I anticipated it would be to eat healthy. It’s all about buying what’s on sale and what’s in season. Obviously, this is going to be harder during the winter months. But right now, during these glorious summer months, enjoy all the fresh produce you can!Last … Continue reading

At-Home Spa Treatments For Summer

I’m not feeling overly creative today … so, I’m going to pass along a link to some fun ideas I just read about. Not only are these good tips for taking care of your skin, they’re great money-savers! At-Home Spa Treatments For Summer

Fishy times

Okay, folks, I need your help! I need ideas for what to do with various forms of sea life at dinner time! I have never been a big fish eater. The closest I usually get to seafood is a big ol’ batch of fried shrimp …. and I’m pretty sure the whole deep-frying part takes … Continue reading

Saving on extras

Yesterday, I found a way to save money on some things that aren’t quite necessities. I stopped off at my nail salon to get my brows waxed (like I said not quite a necessity). When I was paying at the end, the owner pulled out a sheet of coupons to use for the next time I … Continue reading

Shrimpy delight

Tried another variation of my stir fry recipe last night … with shrimp! We bought a pound of shrimp back when we bought our house, and were going to break it out to celebrate. It got lost in the back of the freezer. Oops! However, I found it and added it to this week’s menu. … Continue reading

Veggie marinade

My new favorite thing to do with vegetables … is add soy sauce. Since we are trying to limit our sodium and “extras” these days, I use the low-sodium soy sauce, and I use a little less than I used to. But it’s a yummy way to spice up dinner. For example, the other night … Continue reading

The blueberries are out of control!

Okay, so I just started harvesting blueberries about 5 days ago. Between a gift from a relative, the blueberries I’ve already harvested, and what will obviously be ready in the next 24-48 hours … we have too many blueberries! Especially since the kiddo is the only one allowed to eat them right now (and too many … Continue reading