Marin Homestead

Homesteading in Marin County, CA (sorta)

Month: October 2009


Tulle Covered Garden

For our fall garden, we decided to grow cauliflower, broccolli, swiss chard, beets, lettuce, and arugala….all the things that caterpillars LOVE to eat.  To help protect our garden from these critters, we covered our garden with tulle.  It was pretty…


Pok Pok Chicken Wings

One of my favorite shows to watch is Guy Fieri’s Diner, Drive-ins, and Dives.  I can watch hours of this show and I make mental notes of featured restaurants in my area.  I just love good diner or dive restaurants….


Guilty Pleasures

Although I try to eat organic, sustainable, healthy food I have the hugest sweet tooth and am such a glutton for high fat, high sugar yummy snacks.  I LOVE bacon.  I LOVE cupcakes.  I LOVE fried, doughy, bits of goodness….


Chive Risotto Cakes

I saw this recipe on The Barefoot Contessa’s episode on herbs a few months ago and was amazed at how easy it looked to prepare the risotto cakes.  his recipe was especially interesting to me because I have an abundance…


Cream Of Tomato Soup

We have a surplus of tomatoes.  We have given so many away, have frozen bags of tomatoes and eat them daily but never get sick of them.  This year I grew a bunch of different varieties and colors.  They were…


Salmon Nicoise Salad

My Mother-in-Law was in town so I wanted to make something simple and fresh.  This recipe fit the bill perfectly.  We had some wild salmon that we roasted in the oven with ingredients that are found in most pantries and…