Hey, wait this is not a meal! Homebaked goodies for Father’s Day were so pretty couldn’t help but take a picture. Thanks to our duckies these babies were “melt in your mouth” cupcakes.

Summer is officially here on the urban homestead and our diet reflects the change in season. What’s on the menu this week? Zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, basil, turnips and more!

Oh and peaches!


SATURDAY (Smith & Hawken’s presentation)

Breakfast – homemade, homegrown blueberry pancakes (made with homeraised eggs) and homemade, homegrown strawberry sauce
Lunch – out
Dinner – out


Breakfast – homemade, homegrown blueberry pancakes (made with homeraised eggs) and homemade, homegrown strawberry sauce
Lunch – special Father’s Day lunch – homemade french fries with organic “soy” burger with homegrown tomatoes and lettuce
Dinner – homegrown turnips, cabbage with organic rice and homegrown salad


Breakfast – homemade granola
Lunch – homegrown cabbage with homegrown potatoes and homegrown herbs
Dinner – homegrown glazed turnips with veggie pasta (homegrown tomatoes, basil, chives, green onions, zucchini and peppers)


Breakfast – homemade granola
Lunch – homegrown potato and green soup
Dinner – leftover soup


Breakfast – homemade granola
Lunch – homegrown tomato cheese sandwhich
Dinner – homegrown veggie pasta salad (homegrown tomatoes, chives, basil, peppers and tromboncino squash) with homegrown cucumbers marinated in vinegar.


Breakfast – homemade granola
Lunch – homegrown zucchini and green onions with pasta and organic parmeasan cheese
Dinner – homemade, whole wheat and homegrown herb pizza crust topped with homegrown tomatoes, zucchini, green onions and basil with homegrown salad

FRIDAY (KMEX filming)

Breakfast – homemade granola
Lunch – organic cheese pasta with homegrown zucchini
Dinner – organic whole wheat pasta with homemade tomato sauce with homegrown herbs, homegrown baby field greens, homemade no knead bread and homegrown/homemade wine

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  1. Jennifer says:

    So colourful! Wow, that is just full of healthy food. Pasta has become quite expensive in the UK, so I’ve been moving more towards beans and other types of grains which is a challenge but ok! For instance, a big green salad with bulgar wheat or couscous. Especially nice on those hot days!

    take care

  2. Marci says:

    Every thing looks so inviting. You are giving me lots of summer ideas for meals.

  3. Carolyn says:

    I’ve been a lurker around here for a little bit now and just wanted to tell you that I LOVE these entries. I have a wonderful farmers market and you give me fresh ideas for really yummy dishes!! Thank you so much for taking the time to take pictures and share what you eat!

  4. rhonda jean says:

    It looks delicious. What great cooks you girls are. We have a lot of backyard eggs and chard at the moment so we are having chard pie (with cheese and eggs) – philo pastry, and little pavlova cases will with homegrown strawberries, passionfruits and the first of the bananas. One thing is for sure, Anais, when you grow your own food, you eat like a king.

    All the best for a great week ahead for you and your family.

  5. Andrea says:

    How would one go about getting the recipe for you homemade granola???

  6. Anais says:

    Thanks all for the comments

    Rhonda Jean – I couldn’t agree more. When my friends ask me if I want to go “out to eat” I have to ask why? I got the best food/meals right here! 😉

    Andrea – the recipe for granola can be found here

    Warning – the granola’s addicting!

  7. Tracy says:

    I was shocked when my (citified) sister told me yesterday that she had a pasta salad recipe calling for fresh basil leaves, and she had to pay $2.50 for four little leaves at the local store! I told her we have in growing in our garden, and she should have just asked! I had no idea people pay, or charge, that kind of money for a plant that is so easy to grow, even in a small area.

    I see you are quite good at using a variety of herbs in your cooking. How did you learn this?

  8. Jeff says:


    Love the website. I found it a couple months back. My fiance and I have always been low meat, but decided a couple of weeks ago to go fully vegetarian. Any advice for newbies? I’m finding that you really need to plan a lot more for meals, so anything quick and easy would be great.

    Also, when is that cookbook coming out?


  9. Tara says:

    I must also ask…is there a cookbook on the horizon? Or perhaps you could just share your recipes on the blog? They look yummy!

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