Eat and Stay

Whatcha got cooking?

It’s like Little House on the Prairie here, except without those mean Oleson siblings always messing things up. I’ve been preparing for winter by cooking, canning and freezing. I’m kind of addicted. I want to can or cook as much…

Basil-Zucchini Soup

It’s that time of year: zucchini time. Don’t know what to do with all that squash filling up your counter? Try this. This is a recipe that many people have asked me for, so I thought I’d type it up…

Pickles are delicious

You should make these pickles! This isn’t a canning recipe, you just whip them up and stick them in the fridge. The next day–pickles! So crisp, so dill-y, so delicious. We have cucumbers in the garden right now, so I…

My new best friend

This is my old best friend. This is my new best friend. OK, Rigby is still my best friend (after you, of course), but this cherry pitter is closing in on the coveted title “Melynda’s best friend”. Those of you…

Farmers market

Here are a few pictures from the farmers market. Anders was psyched when he found this shingle. The other little boys coveted it. Eating dinner, chasing kids, enjoying summer. Finn enjoys eating and wearing hats. Loving the band. The very…

Make your own or buy it?

Most days I ask myself, “What would a good parent do?”. It’s an appropriate question for almost every aspect of my life. Sometimes the answer is, “make your own organic baby food”. Yes, that is exactly what a good parent…

Anders turns 2!

It’s been a big year for little Anders and on January 30th he turned 2 years old. Anders had a lot going on this year. Here are a few of the things he did. • walked (technically, he started a…

A fungus among us

A few years back a very good, albeit tiny, friend sent me a mushroom growing kit. She had it sent directly from the company and didn’t tell me it was coming. I opened my front door one day, and there…