Mountain Rose Herbs

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Here is a pic of our first parsnips. They grew easily. We are looking forward to growing many more. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Romas, Peppers, and Pending Frost

We are expecting our first frost any day now. We still have about 75-100 each of roma tomatoes and various hot peppers to harvest. These are the few we grabbed today. We are giving the rest until Friday and then everything gets harvested ready or not. What do you have to harvest before the frost hits?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

So Delicious Vegan Gluten Free Cream of Broccoli Soup

We love broccoli and we love soup. So why not have them both. Place cleaned broccoli,stalks included in a steamer and steam until tender. Next place half the steamed broccoli in a Vitamix or high powered blender with one cup of vegetarian broth. Transfer to pot. Blend the other half with vegan milk, 1/2 an onion, 3 cloves of garlic,1/4 cup of nutritional yeast, and salt to taste. I used homemade cashew milk. 
Add the second batch to the pot and stir to combine. Let simmer for five minutes. Serve with fresh bread. Enjoy !!

My All Purpose GF Flour Mix 12 Cups

We are in year five of being gluten free. I have tried many home made all purpose gf flour mixes. My version is inspired by Aneliese Robert's mix in,"Gluten Free Baking Classics". I simplified mine to just using two flours and two starches. 
My Mix
3 cups of white or brown rice flour. 
3 cups of sorghum or millet flour. 
3 cups of tapioca starch. 
3 cups of potato starch. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Yummy Fall Apple Walnut Crumble

IThe hobbits and I love everything pie, cobbler, and crumble. This crumble includes apples we recently picked from a local orchard. Peel and core 10 apples. Place sliced apples in a pot on the stove with vegan butter, cinnamon, ground clove, allspice, and nutmeg. Add chopped walnuts and sweetener to your liking.  Cook all ingredients until apples become tender but still slightly crisp. 
In a seperate bowl combine rolled oats, chickpea flour, sugar, vegan butter, and cinnamon. Use your hands or a pastry blender until mixture becomes crumbly. 
Place apple mixture in a 9x13 pan with the crumb mixture on top. Bake in a 350 oven until top is golden brown. Enjoy!

Beginning Grammar Grade 3

We started grade 3 grammar today using our new Waldorf method. I love the simplicity and relaxed approach with the Waldorf method. Tear Free! Verbs are in red and nouns in blue. My third grader loved that she got to use colored pencils for her language lesson.

Wordless Waldorf Wednesday.