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Is it really October 19th?!  Where is October going?

I’ve been super busy with work and kids and other things.  So I haven’t been over here much.

This is what I’ve been up to while I’ve been away from you, Dear Readers.  (I miss you!)

*Watching the mountains turn gorgeous shades of orange, red, and yellow right before my eyes.

*Tying my 3 yr old’s pink sneakers. :)

*Being on KUTV2 News last Wednesday making a fabulous Roasted Butternut Squash Wheat Berry Salad.

Taken by my sister Heidi with her cell phone. :)

*Getting a haircut–about 8″ of hair gone!

*Posting about my love for Brown Butter and a Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Fennel at Make and Takes.

image from Jennifer Johnson

*Preparing to teach another seasonal cooking class with my favorite, favorite, favorite Jen Johnson from Delightful Delicacies on Saturday.  (Won’t you join us?)

*Enjoying taking care of my friend’s gorgeous black cocker spaniel, Harry.  (Even though he peed on my down comforter last night.  And even though I only discovered it at 11:30 pm.  And even though he woke me up at 1:30 AM to go outside.)

*Working my little heart out for Jacob’s Cove.  The new greenhouse is almost finished!  Hooray!  Also, the food is fantastic.  Pictured above:  the new rows of beets, carrots, salad greens, and other yummy pesticide free produce.

Picture from our trip 3.5 yrs. ago to Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts.

*Canning jam, peaches, and tomatoes as quickly and efficiently as I can.  (Stay tuned for a yummy plum jam recipe despite the season being over.)

And this afternoon marks the beginning of Fall Break.  Whew.  It’s time for a little break, I say.

What have you been up to?  I really have missed being over here.

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  1. Wow! You have been so super busy! The rows at Jacob’s Cove look fabulous–can’t wait for the official barn raising. :) And do share your recipes. I love them!

  2. My little girl had those same sneaks at 3. Makes me smile :)

    Beautiful greenhouse project!!

    You’ve been busy…all GOOD things!!

    Hope you are well

  3. I love the photo of your daughter’s pink sneakers AND the jars!! Beautiful! I am also a big fan of brown butter. I have butternut squash farro dish that I make every year and it’s definitely a favorite of mine too :)

  4. Mention brown butter and I am in. My first experience with brown butter was at the dinner table of an Amish family. I enjoyed your post. Busy is good, it’s okay to single task sometimes too!

  5. Missed you and your lovely posts! But life looks so exciting.

    I am headed over to watch your Fresh Living segment now!

    So sad I missed your and Jen’s class. Once FB season and all this TWD baking is over I will be sure to make it to one.

  6. Those are some of the prettiest canning jars I’ve ever seen!!! Thanks for leaving me a sweet note! I’m so glad to know about your blog!

    I’m your newest follower!
    Aimee from

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