Banana Cake Slathered With Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cake Ingredients: 1/3 cup avocado oil ½ cup raw honey 2 large eggs, room temperature 1 cup mashed ripe banana (2-3 bananas) ¼ cup milk 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1¾ cups flour (I used a 50/50% blend of all-purpose and whole wheat flours) 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp… Continue reading Banana Cake Slathered With Cream Cheese Frosting


Maple Mocha Frappe

I was a barista for most of a decade back in the day. We have had a near pro espresso machine setup for the past 6 or 7 years and most days I make lattes. But my groove is a cold frappe. However, the many frappe bases sold commercially are sugar pits, and have a… Continue reading Maple Mocha Frappe

Preserving · Recipes

Canning Boozy Huckleberries

Our land has been generous to us this summer - in giving red and evergreen huckleberries to forage. Gathering 6 cups worth is a lot of effort to say the least, so I wanted my project to be worthy of the time I invested. And there is nothing quite like infusing wild berries into a… Continue reading Canning Boozy Huckleberries


Gluten Free Oat Waffles

Gluten free oat waffles are a favorite of the boys, and no one misses the wheat at all. They have a hearty flavor and pair well with apple butter, Make the big batch, and if you have any waffles left over, cool them and then freeze. Pop into a toaster and hit the button for… Continue reading Gluten Free Oat Waffles

Homesteading · Preserving · Recipes

Spiced Honey Apple Butter

In the Pacific Northwest the end of summer and September brings apple season. If you don't have trees, ask around. You'd be amazed how many people don't want their apples and will happily let you glean the trees for free. I had just picked a bunch of apples, off an ancient tree, that tend to… Continue reading Spiced Honey Apple Butter