May 22, 2016
by Inger
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Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Can the weather have multiple personality disorder?  We had frost last week, shorts weather over the weekend and next week will plunge back to highs of 50-something. I am going to stop trying to plan planning and just keep Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles in the freezer!  

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

But summer will come—and I’m determined to take full advantage!                                Continue Reading →

May 20, 2016
by Inger
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A Summer Natural Reading Collection & a Giveaway

I love the concept of a hope chest.  It’s old-fashioned but also anticipatory and optimistic.  Store up some well-loved, handmade goods and wait until the time is right to set off on a new (married) life. I have my own married-lady version of a hope chest–a natural reading collection that I use to inspire fun and useful projects!  

A Summer Natural Reading Collection

A Summer Natural Reading Collection

My eyes are always bigger than my stomach when it comes to learning new things.  But I always say “you don’t dream, you don’t get…”  Photoshop (which I use almost daily now) was on my list for years!   Continue Reading →

May 15, 2016
by Inger
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Strawberry Blueberry Galette

I am particular about my fruit pies. The fruit must be tender, the flavor, sweet-tart.  But especially important is the ratio of fruit to crust.  I expect the two to meld like a symphony,  the deep bass of the crust complimenting but not to overtaking the melody of the fruit.  And I call my kids picky!   

Strawberry Blueberry Galette

Strawberry Blueberry Galette

This Strawberry Blueberry Galette hits the mark perfectly, and not just by chance.  It’s a romance that was long in the making.   Continue Reading →

May 11, 2016
by Inger
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Whipped Strawberry Pie

Have you ever turned a problem into something amazing? Recently I discovered gallons (yes, gallons) of frozen strawberries in the basement freezer—preserved from the 2015 harvest.  I panicked at first, then turned them into Whipped Strawberry Pie (Strawberry Silk Pie per my husband).  It was the hit of Mother’s Day brunch! 

A slice of whipped strawberry pie

A slice of whipped strawberry pie

As a dedicated locavore, I try to preserve lots (LOTS) of fruit to get through the long Wisconsin winter.  This year I think I overdid it.  When my self-declared fruititarian daughter went off to college, the household smoothie consumption took a bit hit.  You can guess the rest…  Continue Reading →

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