Kefir: Creating a Living Food

It’s been a crazy couple of months. Thank you, my friends, for bearing with me… Between days of intensive (and therapeutic) gardening, these last few months have been filled unexpected renovations, as well as loss for me and my family, and several of my friends. It has been a time of  displacement, uncertainty, and a lack of sleep […]


Fluffy Kefir, Oat and Almond Flour Pancakes

  Breakfast on a lazy Saturday morning has lately consisted of these pancakes and whatever else we can find in the fridge or pantry to add to the meal. These gluten free pancakes are fluffy, golden and delicious, much like the whole wheat pancakes we were accustomed to eating as kids. But don’t tell our sprouts that […]

20 Great Gift Ideas for the Gardener in Your Life

  There are a lot of birthdays coming up in our circle of family and friends in the next couple of months. Not surprisingly, a lot of them are interested in gardening. I decided to compile a list of gift ideas for gardeners of all abilities, partly for my own use, and also as a help to any of you […]

The Chicks are Hatching, Part 1

Originally posted on Green Mountain Farm:
? Tonight, four freshly hatched chicks are stumbling around in the incubator, eyes barely opened, collapsing in exhaustion every couple of seconds. It’s incredible that they have any energy to move around at all, considering the effort required to free themselves from their cramped quarters. It’s remarkable to think that three short weeks ago,…

Grain Free Almond Pecan Pie Shell

  Mr. Green Thumb’s family has a wide range of dietary needs: vegetarian, dairy free, diabetic, gluten free and grain free. Trying to accommodate all of these diets in one dessert can be challenging to say the least. We often end up with two or three dessert options so that everyone has something to enjoy. I am […]

Dairy Free Dark Chocolate Ganache (Paleo and Vegan)

  Happy New Year! I am so happy to begin another blogging year with all of you!   I recently shared my mom’s Easy Chocolate Sauce recipe, which we have been making for years. Lately, my mom has been wondering if she has a dairy allergy, so I wanted to create a sauce that was just as easy to […]

A Threat to the Flock

Originally posted on Green Mountain Farm:
Usually a threat to a backyard flock is thought of as a raccoon, or a coyotte, or some other predator. In this case, our flock has recently been at risk of contracting the Avian (bird) Flu. For those of you living beyond the scope of our local news, two weeks ago, several nearby farms were discovered to have…

Six Seed Sweet Potato Crackers (GF / Grain Free)

  This is the season when cocktail, appetizer, and potluck parties abound. I LOVE getting together to mingle and reconnect with those I haven’t seen much throughout the year. I don’t love having to hunt down the individuals that brought each dish, asking for a list of ingredients, or resorting to only eating one food the […]