in {our} kitchen









Our kitchen is always a busy sort of place. Not only is it always in the making of food for an ever hungry bunch….. it's also always got some sort of fermenting, preserving, homeschooling, game playing thing going on as well. We often joke that we could add a few bunks and live happily all together right in this space. {Well, maybe a bathroom too.} Here's a peek into the last few days of food on goings in our kitchen….. all of which bring a happiness to my heart. Because after all, food is love.

Poppy & sesame seeds added to our homemade granola

Farm fresh eggs over wilted spinach with a side of peach salsa. It was intended as a side dish, right Rachel?

Croutons with dijon mustard and olive oil and butter…. from this book. 

Peppers (also farm fresh) in place of tomatoes in our salads 'cause tomato season is over here in the south. And croutons…. lots of croutons.

Our Last night of a table set for four….. so happy to pick up our girl tomorrow. (photo & table setting by Miss Sophia)

Quinoa with lemon, olive oil, fresh herbs & feta. Awesome.

Quarts of homemade chicken stock for use in recipes throughout our week.

Two helpers that talked and chopped and dropped bits on the floor for the dog…. mostly on accident (I think) while they helped their mama make soup.

Busy right? And in other foodie news we've decided to ditch wheat for a bit & reduce our grains in general. So if anyone has a decent wheat-free bread recipe that I can turn into those gorgeous croutons above (which thank goodness have been eaten), I would be forever grateful. And actually if any of you have traveled the wheat free road and found some great recipes…. please do leave a link to share. 

I'd love to know what kitchen on goings are bringing some happiness to your days.


15 thoughts on “in {our} kitchen

  1. A tear falls down his face as he looks at all the good food. That tear falls into his salad. His non-organic, gross salad…..


  2. I know I saw a recipe for amaranth and teff bread that looked fantastic, but of course now that I have the flours I can’t find it anywhere! Go figure.
    Love seeing the kids in the kitchen. πŸ™‚


  3. Ohhh man….. I guess you'll have to come home prepared with a list of all your favorite things to eat for a whole weekend. I promise there will be no non-organic gross salad too πŸ™‚


  4. I know we'll figure it out as we go along….. and I really should have those kids in here with me more often. Even if just for the comic relief. Every time a veggie piece went flying off the island Luke would say "oh dear, oh no".


  5. Have you had Amaranth pancakes? They are killer. Will find the recipe and forward it asap. I know it’s not grain-free, but it’s oh so wheat-free yummy. If you have any references to share about this transition, I’d love to tag along if that’s ok? Oh so motivated to read about your eldest’s longing for your cooking. Food is love. wow!


  6. Stephinie – I love the reverence you have for good food!
    I too am looking for a non-gluten bread recipe, which sounds like an oxymoron in itself.
    (if you’re just trying to avoid wheat, spelt substitutes perfectly cup for cup).


  7. I have not, we would love the recipe. I've heard amaranth flour is great to cook with though. Are you guys wheat free? Low wheat? I'll definitely share as we go…. I am really missing bread and the ease of pouring homemade pasta sauce over noodles for dinner. Darn!


  8. Food is like a crazy love affair for me πŸ™‚ I'll let you know on the bread thing…. I'm about to make some crackers because they are the same vehicle for toppings and also good dunked into fried eggs. We're ditching gluten for now…. though not in a seriously strict manner. So barley, spelt & wheat are out & we're just eating a lot less grains in general. I have such mixed feeling about who the heck is right on the grains debate. But what we are eating is getting soaked. And in a month I am going to try some spelt sourdough when I reintroduce gluten-ish grains. Did you guys ditch gluten for Dan? How long? Have you noticed a difference?


  9. We are not wheat-free, but I try gluten-free recipes here and again (sometimes when they are yuck I avoid them for a while too). I would love to go gluten-free for a bit, but I’m just not comfortable enough yet with the repertoire I have to think I could do it without just being in the kitchen. I tried especially to do low wheat when my lil’ guy was younger because I didn’t want to overload him with wheat. Good luck and please keep us posted!


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