WWII Recipes: Eggs In Rice Nests

This is a simple but filling recipe. Popularized in WWII ration cookbooks, it was probably also popular in the Great Depression years before the war. The Victory Cookbook was first published in 1943 but had existed before under a different name. It was simple cooking that American women could do on a budget—and under the… Continue reading WWII Recipes: Eggs In Rice Nests


Frozen Lemonade Smoothie

Today, the temperatures are more where I like them: 70° and with a nice wind off the water. Perfect for a cool glass of frozen lemonade smoothie. Sit in the shade, sip it with a straw, and watch the mountains from the porch. All the taste of a more decadent drink, but without ice cream… Continue reading Frozen Lemonade Smoothie

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Starting Your Fall Garden In Zone 8b

It's second week of July and most people are not thinking about their fall garden. They are focused on what is happening now, and the start of the summer harvest. But now is the time to get your fall crops seeded and going, so you can get them in the ground in the months of… Continue reading Starting Your Fall Garden In Zone 8b


Pina Colada Smoothie

Kirk wanted something cold and creamy on these hot days, and that wasn't a milkshake. So I came up with a thick, cold and creamy pina colada smoothie. Tastes like a milkshake, but has better for you ingredients. Pina Colada Smoothie Ingredients: 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk ½ cup plain… Continue reading Pina Colada Smoothie


Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Zucchini will soon be starting to flow in the gardens. This hearty cake is a great way to use some of it. While it has sugar, it's far lower than a traditional cake. Chocolate Zucchini Cake Ingredients: 2½ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp fine sea salt 1… Continue reading Chocolate Zucchini Cake