Winter poem

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire. It is the time for home.

-poet Edith Sitwell



Pumpkin dog treats.

I swear I have the most pickiest dogs In the world they don’t like a lot of things I make but victory at last! I have made these delicious dog treats that my picky eaters love! So here’s the recipe-

I cup of pumpkin purée
1 egg
3 cups of whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Combine all wet ingredients together and in a separate bowl combine the dry. Then stir in the dry ingredients into the wet. Stir well until it forms into a ball, roll the dough out about 2 inches thick and cut into little dog treats. ( I use what ever cookie cutters I have but you can by dog bone cookie cutters if yah like) bake the treats on a nonstick cooking tray and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. And you have done it if you want to add a glaze of honey or butter on the top once they come out of the oven is optional my dogs love honey so that what I do. I hope you try this recipe with your dogs and tell how your dogs like them. Hope everyone has a happy fall!

Plants are Alive!


Look at this beautiful little beet formed in the shape of a heart how special is that!  When I garden I always talk to my plants and give gratitude and love for all the wonderful produce they provide for my whole family and when we cook the vegetables we always cook with love.  I have seen a huge difference when growing your own garden and spending the time and effort to care for these amazing plants that the food that you make taste so rich and flavorful you’ll never want to eat out again!  Plants can hear you so talk to them!

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!

One of my favorite treats are pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, their so light and fluffy and full of chocolate what could be better?! So I definitely think that you should make these delicious organic cookies for Halloween.

First you’re going to need to preheat the oven to 350°

In a large bowl combine-

1 cup of pumpkin purée.
1 cup of sugar.
1/2 a cup of coconut oil.
1 egg.
1 teaspoon of milk/or soy milk.
1 teaspoon of baking soda.

Combined all these ingredients well.
In a smaller separate bowl add-
2 cups of flour.
2 teaspoons of baking powder.
2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
1 teaspoon of nutmeg.
1/2 a teaspoon of salt.

Combined dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until completely combined, then add-

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
(you can use any kind of chocolate chips, you can even add nuts if you like but for this recipe is just gonna be using milk chocolate chips)

Stir until combined, then spray a baking sheet with coconut oil and take a little scoop of the cookie batter and place on to the baking sheet. Bake the cookies for about 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Let the cookies cool little bit and then enjoy! Write in the comments below how you like this recipe?

Happy halloween everyone!



September Time.

Ah September! The leaves are changing to bright colors of orange, red, yellow and pink.  Gardens are bursting with ripe fruits and vegetables waiting to be harvested.  Time to get down to work when September comes around and I start to think about the winter and that means I got to start blanching!  I will be posting a video how to blanch vegetables soon check out our YouTube channel “Cooking with nature”.  By blanching your vegetables and some fruits is a great way to enjoy your vegetables all winter long.

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Humming bird nest!



A little humming bird has made her nest in our forest!

Every morning my family and I get up and feed our animals.  ( horses, chickens, ducks, dogs and a cat.)  Then the wild animals,  ( hummingbirds, wild birds, chipmunks, squirrels and other animals. )  After everyone is fed we take are dogs for a walk in our forest down to our little river.  When we got to the river we heard a humming bird hoovering over our heads, we looked up and there was a little nest up in the tree.  I made a “note to self” to take a picture the next time we come down to the river, for days I kept forgetting to get the camera when finally one day I grabbed the camera and went down to the river to take a picture when I saw that she was no longer there.  My heart sank, I waited there for a while and still no sign of the humming bird, the next day we went for our morning walk, the humming bird flew right past us and up into her nest!  I was so glad that she was back, but I didn’t have the camera!!  So I ran back to the house got the camera and ran all the way back down to the river and took this, the little girl sitting in her nest watching us.