Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Banana Blueberry Muffins

I had 4 small bananas that were getting over-ripe on the counter. Mix that with some blueberries and viola!

Banana Blueberry Muffins

3 large ripe bananas (I used 4 small)
1/2 cup sugar (can sub brown sugar)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup blueberries
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour

Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl.
Add sugar and egg.
Add butter and blueberries.
Combine dry ingredients and gently stir into banana mixture.
Pour into 12 well-greased muffin cups.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

Next time I will add a dash of cinnamon! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014


First day of Kindergarten! 

He was so ready! 

Here we go! 

Pick up right at the driveway. He was fine, I may have had a few tears... 

First day lunch - mini chocolate chips, cheese crackers, grapes, peanut butter & jelly - all his choice

Kindergarten Orientation and Last Outing!

We have a kindergartner! 

Such tiny lockers! 

Love the cafeteria! 

The day before school started, my mom and I took him to a local arboretum. They have a railway garden!

and lots of frogs

and neat benches in the children's garden

Then we went to lunch at one of our favorite places. 
They celebrate American history from the steelworker era.

Sunday, August 3, 2014



My first Evening Sun sunflower

The snapdragons I got on clearance after the Mother's Day storm


I think I will do sunflowers behind the chicken coop again.

l-r Gloriosa daisies, Hopi Red amaranth, Black Eyed Susan

Gloriosa daisies

Can't see the chickens :)

Hydrangea is finally  blooming

Marigolds in the garden

More marigolds in the garden

Morning Glory about to bloom. Connor grew these from seed in his pre-k class.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

First Harvest of 2014!

2 Jaune Flamme tomatoes
Handful of Green Arrow peas

Jaune Flamme tomatoes are an orange heirloom from France. They are about 4 oz, salad size, sweet with a bit of a zing. Pretty tasty! 

Friday, July 4, 2014


I had apparently not published this post, sorry about that! Scroll down for 4th of July!

Connor's finished with his first soccer season! We hope to do the fall season!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

We had our friends, Dan and Jane, over today to celebrate the 4th. We did burgers and brats on the grill, my dill potato salad and other goodies, including a chocolate eclair "cake". The chickens got some watermelon that disappeared quickly.

Jon and Dan did some fireworks. Usually we can see big ones from here, but no one seemed to be doing any this year. We hear lots of booming, but none up in the air. Connor did his first sparklers. I was thrilled to find out they don't burn you anymore!

Connor and Jane