Refreshing Citrus Aloe Spritzer

Refreshing Citrus Aloe Spritzer

Our daughter Pailey loves making "fancy" drinks, and so we do lots of experiments. This last week it was pretty warm for the PNW, so it was perfect for making a spritzer. These drinks are wonderful with a sparkling water and can be enjoyed by everyone in the family!  We also love adding herbs we grow, and even plants like Aloe that we have growing in our kitchen. Aloe is an amazing healing food, so make sure to learn more about it here! 

Wild Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Dandelion Root and Nettles

Wild Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Dandelion Root and Nettles

OK, I know this dish sounds a little "crunchy", and I'll admit is quite earthy, but cooking with wild foods is so fun!  Besides what is amazing about Nettles and Dandelion, Sweet Potatoes are one of the best complex carbohydrate foods to bring sweetness and satisfaction in a meal.  Besides harvesting your nettles and dandelion roots, this meal is easy to throw in the oven and combine with a protein such as the Elk and Nettle Meatloaf Muffins.  

Broccoli Leek Soup

Broccoli Leek Soup

Ryan has huge leeks growing in the garden right now that inspired me to blend up this soup!  Leeks are less offensive than onions, and have a unique taste themselves, but don't always go good in a complicated blend, so I like to use them as a main ingredient especially in soups.  Broccoli accompanies leeks well, and with fresh young herbs such as basil and dill popping up in the greenhouse, making this soup was so much fun!  

Cleansing Mint Smoothie

Cleansing Mint Smoothie

Mint is one of our favorite herbs in the garden.  It's fragrance and beauty are one of the marked plants of summer.  A great way to add more mint to your life is to put it in smoothies. Peppermint is strong by itself, but when mixed with other foods, it adds a nice fresh taste!  

Elk and Nettle Meatloaf Muffins

Elk and Nettle Meatloaf Muffins

OK, I know this dish sounds a little "crunchy", and I'll admit is quite earthy, but cooking with wild foods is so fun!  Besides what is amazing about Nettles and Dandelion, Sweet Potatoes are one of the best complex carbohydrate foods to bring sweetness and satisfaction in a meal.  Besides harvesting your nettles and dandelion roots, this meal is easy to throw in the oven and combine with a protein such as the Elk and Nettle Meatloaf Muffins.