Zucchini-Carrot-Banana Bread, Magic-Style

September is upon us, and so is the coming of Autumn! I couldn’t be happier, honestly, as it’s unquestionably my favorite time of year. (September 1 = Halloween mode initiated!:) ) The leaves are just barely turning, a crisp, chill is in the air as the sun goes down. The garden is finally in it’s…

Summer in a Jar: Roasted Tomato Marinara Sauce

Oven roasted tomato sauce could not be easier! Everything goes into a roasting pan and the ingredients can vary to your specific tastes. One pan, minimal chopping, no simmering, no straining, and your house will smell amazing. Best of all, if you can or freeze this sauce you will have shelf-stable use during the cold Autumn and Winter…

“Kissing Potion” Lip Balm

I don’t know about ya’ll, but I will stand up and say right now “Hello, my name is Leigh and I am a lippy.” I’m addicted to lip balm, and not just because I have sensitive lips that chap easily and peel constantly. I also love the lush softness of a great lip balm on…

Rethinking Lughnasadh: Postpone, Boycott or Change it? You choose.

Lughnasadh (Lew-nah-sah) is the first of three harvest festivals on the wheel of the year with the second and third being Mabon in September and Samhain (Shah-ven in Scots Gaelic or Sow-een in Irish) in October. It is named after the Celtic god Lugh (Lew) who is a god of light, and therefore Lughnasadh/Lammas is…

Super Salmon Spa Salad

Super Salmon Spa salad – serves 4 (or more w/ smaller portions) 1 lb. wild caught salmon fillets, grilled or broiled 1 lb. fresh asparagus, grilled or roasted 1/2 cucumber, halved and sliced 1 head fresh spinach misc. mixed greens to your taste (I used mixed baby lettuces and kale from my garden) ½ thinly…