Apple Bundt Cake

It seems like this year was a bumper apple crop for most. If you are looking for a delicious way to use up a few extra apples, try this Bundt cake recipe.

My Grandmother's Garden and Simpler Times

A nostalgic look at my childhood visits to my grandmother's home in a small rural town on the Oregon coast and how she continues to influence my own garden and life decades after her death.

Apples: The Jewels of Fall

A blog about my memories of apples from childhood, about the struggle to keep more variety options and a recipe for Chunky Apple Cake.

Urban Fruit Foraging

Seeking out abandoned apple trees is worth the effort. With a little time and energy, you can harvest many pounds of free fruit!

My Favorite Season of the Year

To all the beauty of fall that we've enjoyed in the past, thanks to our little farm, we have added the joy of the harvest!

Homemade Applesauce

I have recently undertaken the task to see if I can make everything I typically purchase from the store from scratch and have it taste as good as or better.

Canned Apple Pie Filling

I canned apple pie filling using the apples from our 'urban foraging' expeditions.

Putting the Garden to Bed

Fall has arrived and with the change in season, it changes our work. We begin to prepare the summer beds to mostly lay fallow during the rainy winter months. Also, the season’s change means our menu planning changes as well.

Free Is Always Good

Some of the varieties of free fruits available for the taking. All it takes is a little time, a little work, and some scouting of the area for what grows in your neck of the woods.