Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hydroponics ~ Our Fall Garden

This whole Hydroponic gardening thing has definitely been a learning process for us.

Our Pole Beans are starting to come in

Between figuring out the right nutrients to finding which organic spray keeps the bugs at bay, hydroponic gardening is extremely different from regular ole dirt gardening... but in a fun and yummy way.

Our Bush Beans came out this really cool purple color
In my past postings about our Hydroponics garden (what used to be my Potager), I have shared our slow learning process with this system. What started as a trial project, has become a full blown garden!

This is just one part of the large system. Here we have Tomatoes, Pole Beans, Bush Beans, Peppers, & Eggplant

Monday, October 27, 2014

Let Us All Eat Cake by Catherine Ruehle



This may seem like a weird question, but I’m going to ask it anyways..

Have you ever sat and drooled over a cookbook?

If you’re answer is no, it may be because you have never held Let Us All Eat Cake by Catherine Ruehle in your hands.

When I sat down to look through my new copy, I just kept thinking with every turn of the page… Yum.. flip.. Yum.. flip.. Yum!

But seriously, this cookbook is not only packed with AMAZING recipes, it also has tons of beautiful pictures, wonderful notes about baking, and advice on how to make the most delicious, eye catching, Gluten Free (and vegan) cakes.

I have actually been following Catherine’s blog and Instagram for awhile and was so excited to be able to review her latest cookbook for Blogging for Books.

Having reviewed quite a few gluten free cookbooks, I often find it very frustrating when a recipe is often filled with ingredients I have never heard of before or don’t normally have in my pantry. Let Us All Eat Cake though, did not create that problem for me. Just about every recipe that I marked for ‘trying later’ actually had ingredients found right in my very own kitchen.

Friday, October 24, 2014

23 Blast the Movie Opens Today

Even if you’re not a huge football fan, this looks like it is going to be a great family film.

23 Blast

 
From the studio:
23 Blast is based on the amazingly true story of Travis Freeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. In the fall of 1997, in the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve. He becomes blind overnight. Under the influence of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Travis shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his team advance to the State playoffs. We follow Travis and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Jerry’s attraction to the dark side of teenage temptations, beer and drugs, threatens to pull the friends apart. It is only on the football field where they truly connect.
 
Hospital Fun: