ZUCCHINI-NOUSH

Yet another great Lyn Genet recipe. I love this refreshing dish and add it to salads as my cooked vegetable. It is great to have on hand in the fridge ready to go as a snack served with carrots or crackers. It is a twist on babaganoush because many people are reactive to eggplant. INGREDIENTS … Continue reading ZUCCHINI-NOUSH

MY HÜGELKULTUR GARDEN

Chipmunks loving life in my garden!

BORAGE

One of my favorite garden plants to grow is Borage. It is very hardy and easy to cultivate, the flowers are so pretty and delicious too. When I am out watering my garden, I love just plucking the flowers off and eating them. They have many uses other than being pretty and tasty. This summers … Continue reading BORAGE

Probiotics and prebiotics: what’s the difference?

Is anyone confused about probiotics and prebiotics? I thought I would do a post about them and include one of my favorite easy recipes to help feed those important digestive tummy helpers. Probiotics are live microorganisms – such as bacteria, yeasts, and fungi – which in adequate amounts may have health benefits. ...Prebiotics are non-digestible food … Continue reading Probiotics and prebiotics: what’s the difference?

SUN TEA

It appears that making sun tea has become a bit of a lost art around my household. I hadn’t made any in years. My Mom seemed to always have a jar brewing in the summer. It's easy to make, tastes delicious, and the sunshine is free. Brewing some tea in a nice sunny spot. INSTRUCTIONS … Continue reading SUN TEA

MY DELICIOUS BOLTING GARDEN

Bolting occurs when a plant begins to flower and set seed too early. It cuts down on vegetable production and is mainly seen as a negative occurrence, but by a happy accident not to me.  We have had unusually hot weather in Central Oregon this summer. Since I am in the high desert and have … Continue reading MY DELICIOUS BOLTING GARDEN

CARROT GINGER SOUP

I spent my Sunday cooking and getting ready to start “The Plan”, It is written by a woman named Lyn-Genet Recitas. Some people do The Plan for weight loss, which for me is a nice side effect. I personally do it for a food reset, and to test for food sensitivities. It has been a … Continue reading CARROT GINGER SOUP

Chipmunks taking over!

Right at home. Last year I felt like we only had two little chipmunks running back and forth from the garden, They were so cute. I never saw them in California so it was thrilling. This year there seems to be thirty of them. They are just happily plowing through my garden beds, eating the … Continue reading Chipmunks taking over!

Happy Independence Day

I love the visuals of fireworks but I do not love the noise, the smoke, the upset that they cause to our domestic pets, the wildlife or the fire danger. So today I celebrate our country and the living of my own independent life. 🇺🇸 Happy Fourth of July!

I am just so excited!

Hi, my name is Colleen Pollard, and I am a mother of two, an author, a film maker, a cook, food consultant, a forest walker, a gardener and a lover of Fiesta Ware, oil cloth, color and most things beautiful and vintage. I love cooking and creating delicious recipes with healthy ingredients that add extra … Continue reading I am just so excited!