Sorry guys, I know it’s been so long since I’ve made a post on here. I recently got inspired to post again and thought I’d start by introducing our new adventure, our baby boy: Jordan!
First though, I gotta tell you a little story. You’re going to laugh!
Growing primarily on the Eastern side of our state, Morel mushrooms are somewhat elusive to us here in Western Washington. On a recent fishing trip to the Yakima valley, Jordan and his buddy found 5 precious little morels on the banks of the river and brought them home for us to share. Using what ingredients we had, Jor and I decided to make a quiche! (more…)
My family has done Easter up traditional style my whole life. The dinner table full of mom’s homemade deviled eggs, slow cooked ham, mashed potatoes, fruit salad, you name it – it was there, and it was delicious. We dyed eggs with food coloring, and there were plenty of Peeps to go around. While I love my parents’ Easter traditions, they are in the midst of building their house, so I volunteered (and volunteered Jordan) to host Easter this year, and I was determined to put my own little twist on this traditional holiday!
Firstly, since Jor and I have 7 hens, we never buy eggs from the store and don’t get any truly white eggs.
Dying our own precious little brown, light blue & green eggs had to be done in a special way that didn’t detract from their uniqueness. So, we used spices, berries, beets and coffee to get some truly unique results! (more…)
Each year we take a summer road trip. Our destination is usually one U.S. national park we haven’t been to yet. This year we decided to visit 9 national parks across 7 states in 14 days. Here is our journey.
Spiced Prickly Pear Jam captures the sweetness of summer combined with the spice of autumn. The deep magenta color and velvety texture this simple recipe provides is sure to have you adding it to your yearly preserving repertoire.
It’s berry season in the Pacific Northwest (and much of the United States). Huckleberries, thimble berries and blackberries are out in full force and this brings one thought to mind, jam! But not just any jam, the best most flavorful jam, Wild Berry Jam.
With the belief that a happier life can be found in the dirt under your nails, the shovel in your hand and the jam on your apron, we created Lavender & Fir.
A lifestyle blog that focuses on small scale homesteading and crafting in the city, Lavender & Fir features gardening how-tos, unique recipes, modern DIY homesteading crafts and everything in between. (more…)