Nov 19, 2014
by Inger

Baby Shower Washcloth Bunny Favors

One of my local blogging buddies, Chelsea of This Grand Adventure, is expecting–isn’t that exciting!  To honor the upcoming blessed event we are having a virtual baby shower, dubbed… Baby’s Grand Adventure.  For my part, I am making Washcloth Bunnies as Baby Shower Favors.  We already have lots of wonderful cooks in the group, so I am chipping in on green party planning.washcloth-bunnies-2

Around this time of year, I always start to think about holiday parties and how to make things a little easier on the environment.  We’ve already switched to packaging gifts exclusively in reusable bags with both Christmas  & baby shower versions (even repurposed from standard shopping bags).  But I’m always looking to do more.   Continue Reading →

Nov 16, 2014
by Inger

Apple Pomegranate Salad & Serving Spoons Giveaway

I admit it.  I am starting to think about Christmas.  Just a little.  I blame it on the lateness of Thanksgiving, but I believe it never hurts to start your planning early.  Especially if your shopping list has one of those “people who have everything” on it.  If you do, read on for a great idea–and a recipe for Apple Pomegranate Salad.  Just to keep your strength up.

Apple Pomegranate Salad

Apple Pomegranate Salad

This all started when I received on offer from  World Vision, for a review and giveaway.  They are a Christian-based non-profit  that works to “offer a full solution to poverty and injustice issues.”  Established in 1950 they initially provided food and shelter for children in orphanages through child sponsorship.  Now they also work to achieve transformation by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.  They are active in nearly 100 countries around the world, serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.   Continue Reading →

Nov 15, 2014
by Inger

Eggplant Goat Cheese Dip

For football night last weekend, we snacked on Eggplant Goat Cheese Dip.  Special game snacks are hit or miss for us but my oldest was home from school and I wanted to do something fun.  And, of course, the older your kids get, the harder it is to sneak vegetables into their food!

Eggplant Goat Cheese Dip Ingredients

Eggplant Goat Cheese Dip with Ingredients

I must give credit for inspiring this  to one of my fellow bloggers, Louise from Months of Edible Celebrations, who gave me a new roasting method.  You see, we get eggplants from the CSAs and the buying club, so in a good year, there is a lot of purple to deal with (and I don’t mean Minnesota Vikings…)  I personally could eat eggplant parmesan day and night, but the kids think it’s a stretch a few times a year.  Continue Reading →

Nov 10, 2014
by Inger

Fall Sugar Cookies

I try to eat healthy.  But every so often I want something indulgent.  Tasty.  Sweet.  Even pretty.  And with  beautiful autumn leaves falling all around me for inspiration, I decided to try making some fall sugar cookies.

Fall Leaf Cookies, Served

Fall Leaf Cookies, Served

Now the last time I tried making decorative sugar cookies was a few years ago.  I made them to celebrate Easter.  That year we ate a big batch of seriously ugly bunnies and duckies.  And it was the last time I tried “cute.” Continue Reading →