Apple Butter

Hungering for a bit of fall spice, with a kick of tart sweetness. This apple butter will satisfy your craving. Fill your slow cooker with tart Jonathan apples, add a bit of spice and by the end of the a long day…..yum! Ingredients: 20ish Jonathan apples, peeled and chopped (or enough to fill a 4…

The Flying Jackhammer

Bzzzzzzzzzz! Whoa. Did you see that? One lazy Saturday morning a ginormous insect flew past my vision. I stepped back, and took a deep breath. I knew one thing, it surely appeared to be a type of wasp. But definitely not your typical, scare your sister, mud dauber wasp that you see in your garden…

Pumpkin Muffins

These muffins are the perfect recipe for Autumn (or any season, thank you). They are whole grain, moist, and with half the sugar of most muffin recipes.  Bake some up today to usher in the fall season in your home. 1 3/4 cup Whole Wheat flour ( I like to use Hudson Cream 100% White Whole Wheat…

Watermelon Mystery, Part 3/3

New hope surged through my veins. I stood up to compare the map with the watermelon patch, expecting to find an identical match. “What?” Before counting again, I checked the date on the journal. 8-28. Yesterday. I counted again. “Did Noah bring a watermelon home for lunch yesterday?” “No, they are not quite ripe for…

Watermelon Mystery, continued.

Sitting at the kitchen table, I began firing questions at Bev. What time does he usually return home? 9:45. I checked my watch. 10:45. Noah had been missing for at least an hour. We had better work fast. He talks a lot about the garden. “Any specifics you can remember?” I opened by notebook, eager…