Chorizo & Egg, and Avocado

Ingredients

How to cook Chorizo Egg and Avocado Burritos

Avocado is a must-have ingredient when it comes to making chorizo & egg burritos. We find that about once per week we’ll eat breakfast for dinner – based on what’s left in the cupboards. There was only one ingredient, the chorizo, that we didn’t already have in the fridge so this was a pretty simple recipe to put together. The ingredient that puts this recipe over-the-top is the fresh cilantro from the backyard garden. The cilantro not only tastes great, but it provides fresh balance to counter the spice level of your chorizo. Below are the directions Continue reading

Reminder to stop and smell the…Broccoli?

Healthy broccoli at the 4 week mark

Organic gardening takes vigilance, and being aware is your best weapon when dealing with garden pests. I generally give each plant a look when I am watering.  If any have holes, yellow leaves, wilting, or Continue reading

Strawberry fever!

Fresh strawberries from the backyard garden

Fresh strawberries from the backyard garden

We’ve got a late harvest of strawberries from the backyard garden. Normally, they’d be dormant by now but the extra heat as has been sweet. Some fresh fruit goes with just about anything – and it’s just fine by itself if that’s all you’ve got. We served it with rosemary rolls and butter. Grow tip: We picked the plants up from the local nursery 3 weeks ago and once we Continue reading

Smoked Beef Roast

Roast beef at the 3 hour mark.

Roast beef at the 3 hour mark.

We’re going Christmas tree hunting tomorrow morning and like to pack a nice lunch for afterward. We’re smoking a 4 lb. top sirloin roast and will use it to make roast beef sandwiches. This is a simple down-home recipe. Hope you enjoy! Here’s the ingredients and some pics and video of the process.

Smoked Roast Beef

4 tablespoons of Sea Salt <or at least 1 per pound of meat>

2 tablespoons of fresh crushed Continue reading