Patty Pan in a Pot

We love patty pan squash! When they come to the farmer’s market I load up! They keep for weeks, just store in a cool dry place. Patty Pans should feel similar to a zucchini to the touch. The old ones have tough skin, so it’s important to pick them before they get old on the…

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How to Declutter: The Junk Drawer

This is what my junk drawer looks like. Admission: Before becoming a minimalist I had two junk drawers that were so full of stuff it was breaking the drawers!   I can’t NOT have a junk drawer. (Because it’s way easier to say “Junk drawer” than it is to say “The garage door opener drawer”) How…

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Kefir Pops- Perfect for Summer Weather!

Looks like a nice creamsicle, doesn’t it?! And Kefir is excellent for controlling seasonal allergies! No guilty feelings about sugar or food coloring! Kefir Pops Ingredients: 4 cups milk kefir 1 cup fruit 2 tablespoons honey Directions: Blend all together and pour into popsicle molds. Set in the freezer and after a couple hours, pull…

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How to Declutter: Bathroom Towels

Color coded towels. Each person in our family has their own towel color. That’s all we ever use. We have 7 people in our family so we have 7 different colored towels. I keep 2 extras in the cabinet for when we have company from out of town. Colored coded towels save time and loads…

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Grilled Hake with Cilantro and Lime Butter

I’m always trying new takes on grilled meat over the summer… Well, anything on the grill is good in my book! Grilled Hake with Cilantro and Lime Butter Ingredients: 4 Hake fillets 1/2 cup butter 2 limes, juiced 1 bunch cilantro, chopped Directions: Melt butter, mix in lime and cilantro. Spread over hake fillets and marinate 1-2 hours.…

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The Enemy of Minimalism: Sentimental Feelings.

Oh Sentimental feelings… The quilt that Great-great-grandma made… The coffee cup one of the boys painted for me in school… but I can’t use because he painted the inside and it wasn’t non-toxic paint… The antique doll stroller that was my moms and probably my grandma’s… Oh and I heard an interesting one today: The…

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The Best Shrimp Scampi. Ever.

Can there be a better main dish?! Being in land-locked Montana has some benefits: I can get awesome grass fed beef and locally grown grains. But I would love to shop in a fresh seafood market on the coast… Just to make this: The Best Shrimp Scampi. Ever.   Ingredients: 1 lb cooked/frozen diveined shrimp…

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Grain Free [Gluten Free] Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is an awesome snack food! Lots of protein and a little bit of sweetness. Leave out the chocolate chips and let the kids have cookies and milk for breakfast! Yeah, you can be that awesome mom! Grain Free [Gluten Free] Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup natural peanut butter 4 eggs 1/2 cup honey…

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