Category: Food

The joy of growing raspberries

We picked raspberries at dusk yesterday, delighting in how plentiful this crop has become for our family. We have strawberries, blueberries and a garden full of veggie plants. But it is our  raspberry bush, abundant in those sweet red goodies, that we love the most. Raspberries are one of the most expensive fruits to purchase, […]

The magic of menu planning

Hi moms! I started doing regular week-long menu planning about a year and a half ago and it has been awesome, so I’m sharing what I do with hopes it may inspire you all. There’s a million ways to do this…I’m a basically a beginner but this is what has worked pretty well for me. […]

Gluten-free pancakes

Top of the morning to ya! (Or whenever you read this blog post) Have you been thinking about moving toward a more gluten-free diet, but feel daunted by the different flours and starches and mixes out there? If you’ve ever tried it, you’ve probably discovered that gluten free flours rarely behave like regular flour does. […]

Holiday Traditions: Christmas Cookies

Every December, my mother made Christmas cookies. Gingerbread boys and girls, sugar cookies cut out like snowmen and holly, and shortbread squares popped in and out of the oven, and we were delighted to help her decorate them with icing and candies. I am passing along this delicious tradition to my own children and we’ve […]

The busy parent’s guide to canning tomato sauce

Wow, fall sure is a busy time of year (at least at our household). As a farming family, our work schedule during this part of the season is relentless. Add on top of that the start of the school year, the beginning of all those fun after school activities, the first round of colds and […]

Stutzman Ranch: An early autumn tradition

We are so blessed to raise our families in the Wenatchee Valley, aren’t we? The small-town vibes. The adorable downtown streets up and down valley. The mountains and rivers and lakes. And of course, all that fresh fruit — miles and miles of orchards surrounding our neighborhoods and creeping up into the foothills. It seems fitting to […]