Squash with Balsamic, Honey & Feta

  This dish was an instant favorite at a Canadian Friends-giving a few years back.  James and I get TWO Thanksgivings every year, we are SO lucky! This is an easy vegetarian side to make that can be served hot or cold, brings color to the table and travels well so it is perfect for […]

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Maple Brined Pork

  Brining is a great way to tenderize lean meats.  Not necessary but results in a juicier protein.  Here is an easy recipe for a brine solution, maple syrup doubles as a great glaze ingredient when your roast is close to completion.

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Yard Goals

We spent most of last year observing each season and what kinds of plants and wildlife were present/absent.  Now that we have a basic idea what kind of plants are already here we can plan on removing/replacing the ones that don’t belong.  Time to begin plotting out details for zones we began last spring and work […]

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Back Yard Criteria

Shooting for SILVER level certification with the Backyard Habitat Certification Program We got the site report for our property and learned there was actually 23,222 sq. ft of plantable area. Some native plants identified during the assessment: Oso Berry, Oregon grape, Sword Ferns, Big Leaf Maple and Douglas fir. Silver Level Certification Objectives require removal of […]

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