Gluten Free Bee Pollinated Organic Kale and Zucchini Torte

Kale and Zucchini Torte




We recently had a lovely brunch in my dear friend Rosie’s garden to show our support for the elimination of the pesticides that have been linked to the decline in bees. This fabulous Torte included ingredients that were pollinated by bees and grown in our garden. We grew the kale, zucchini, dill, thyme, and chives. There is just something about …

MelindaKale and Zucchini Torte

Stuffed Shells with Kale and Sage Sausage in a Butternut Squash Sauce




Lately my goal has been to up the health and nutritional value of the food I make. Stuffed shells sounded like a good way to use some of the kale and chard in the garden, and to put a little bit more of an autumnal twist on the dish, I made a sauce with butternut squash instead of the usual …

MelindaStuffed Shells with Kale and Sage Sausage in a Butternut Squash Sauce
Mini White Pumpkins for fall decor

4 Fall Ideas to Bring the Season Indoors




With the transition of summer to fall, it’s the time of year I love to savor since it is so fleeting and so beautiful. I wanted to share some of the things I enjoy to bring fall into Fox Cottage. When I think of fall, it brings to mind certain scents, colors, textures and just an over all cozy feeling …

Melinda4 Fall Ideas to Bring the Season Indoors
Ladybug Crackers

Little Sprouts Community Garden




A couple of weeks ago the kids and I participated in a ladybug release party at the Little Sprouts Community Garden. We released hundreds of ladybugs, learned about bugs both beneficial and pests, did some crafts, had fun with a butterfly net and bug habitat and ate some tasty snacks! We made the cutest tie dyed butterfly craft while there. …

MelindaLittle Sprouts Community Garden
Naan Bread Pizza. Bohemian Cottage

Pesto Naan Bread Pizza with Pancetta and Tomato




I don’t know about you, but during the week it can be tiring to cook dinner. On those days when my energy is low and all I hear is ‘what’s for dinner”, I like easy, tasty and quick. Naan bread makes a great pizza crust! I can find it in the bakery section of the grocery store, and with whatever …

MelindaPesto Naan Bread Pizza with Pancetta and Tomato