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
Brunch for bees.

Brunch for the Bees

My friends Rosie and Cat and I hosted a Brunch for Bees in Rosie’s lovely garden last Sunday. The Brunch for Bees is a way to take action to help retailers stop selling the pesticides that kill bees. Friends of the Earth has a brunch hosting kit and guide to hosting one of your own, including recipes, signs and messages …

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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
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
Coreopsis. Bohemian Cottage

Plant Exchange Potluck

The Rocky Mountain Gardening Forum annual Spring plant exchange this year was in Arvada. There was a potluck and hundreds of plants being exchanged by gardeners of all levels, from the beginner to the master gardener. The hosts had a chicken coop where this little hen lived with about 5 others. The gardening forum holds the plant exchange a couple …

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