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A fun project for kids to help with-- building a square foot gardening box!

How to build your own square foot gardening box

How to get your kids involved in gardening: Square Foot Gardening with kids. (A sneak peek into Mel’s new book, with DIY instructions on how to build your own square foot gardening box!)


Lemon Ginger Pound Cake

Lemon Ginger Poundcake: really, need I say more? Two of my favorite flavors, so light and sunny!

I enjoyed this recipe so much that I made two batches; one in cake form the other cupcakes. I actually prefer the traditional bundt cake style, but the cupcakes were so adorable and a fun spin on the ordinary. These were topped with cream cheese frosting (actually, the one I used from our carrot cake squares), fresh lemon zest and powdered ginger.


Mostly Homemade Mondays – Week 76

Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle. We realize that there are different paths that we all take to get to that place, and this bloghop celebrates that. Whether you’re a seasoned raw foodist who has banned all things unnatural, or a rookie who is starting out by cutting out junk food, we’d love to hear from you! Link up with your favorite recipes, projects, crafts, or rants and raves.

Zesty lemon cakes, made with fresh salmon. Perfect for brunch!

Zesty lemon salmon cakes

My husband comes from the beach, and visits to his family mean days spent on a boat. Windblown hair, sea salt on our skin, and fresh crabs for dinner. We get them for free by the bucket full, sometimes from his family’s boat and sometimes from a generous neighbor. With fresh crabs and drawn butter… 

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