This easy and yummy recipe can be eaten as a desert or for breakfast. It is my version of a Plan recipe. I make it in 8-ounce mason jars. If you use large apples, it will fill approximately 6-8 jars. Apple Streusel Streusel topping 1 ½ cup blanched almond flour 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar 1/3 … Continue reading APPLE STREUSEL


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?


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


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


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


A happy accident!

Nothing says summer like a smoothie!

This is one of my all-time favorite smoothies. The peaches are so light and cooling, and the extra snap of the fresh ginger is just delicious. I like to use either the frozen cubed ginger if I’m in a hurry or grate my own. A good trick for extending the life of any remaining ginger … Continue reading Nothing says summer like a smoothie!

It is so hot all I want is a smoothie!

Smoothie Ingredients When the weather warms up, I start to crave foods that are more cooling. Smoothies are delicious, refreshing and easy to make. They are also extremely nutritious if you pick the right ingredients. Start with a good powerful blender and the process will go more smoothly. My go to blender is the Vitamix, … Continue reading It is so hot all I want is a smoothie!

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!