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Crab Cakes and Marinated Summer Squash

Two days ago I had my teeth cleaned by my awesome hygienist and we were talking about gardening and being a modern homesteader. I brought up that I had been making sodas lately. She asked me what flavors I create and I replied with my favorite, the Black Peppercorn Ginger soda, because I love Whiskey Gingers. Well, just so it happens she loves Whiskey Gingers too!! I told her I would drop some sodas by her house because she only lives a few blocks away so she can try out some non-store bought organic homemade soda, and in my opinion, the best soda!

I brought her some sodas later that day and we ended up hanging out for a little bit. I met her awesome husband and was invited into their nice home. Our dogs sort of got along, but you know how that goes if you have a little monster of your own. As I was leaving, her husband, who is a commercial crab fishermen, offered me some crab to take with me. Oh, my, god, I LOVE CRAB. I was so happy, but I kept my cool (I think?) and I was on my way with some amazingly fresh crab. What a great trade!

So here is what happened with the crab and summer squash I had just harvested:

Diana made the crab cakes so I don’t take credit for those, I just helped get all the meat out and made the squash.

Crab Cake ingredients:
Crab, Organic Bread Crumbs, Organic Canola Mayo, Green Onion from the Garden, Parsley from the Garden, Cayenne Pepper, Salt, Black Pepper

Crab cakes in the skillet
The cakes are nearly finished… mmm

Marinated Summer Squash:
1 tbs White Wine Vinegar, 2 tbs Lemon juice, 1 – 2 tbs Thyme, pinch of fresh ground Black Pepper and Salt

Chicken Soup

I used those gorgeous carrots in a large pot of  chicken soup. It turned out great and made about 10 bowls of soup!

Bread for Mother’s Day

I made my Mom an organic Vegetarian Lasagna for Mother’s Day. So of course she needed a nice loaf to mop up all the sauce left on the plate. This has been my favorite recipe as of late which is why it’s what I made for her.

Ingredients for Today’s Bread

  • 1 1/2 cup Organic Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cups Organic Unbleached White Flour
  • 1/2 cup Organic Bread Flour
  • 1 1/2 cup Reverse Osmosis Water
  • 3/4 tsp Organic Dry Active Yeast
  • 1 tsp Organic Unbleached White Sugar
  • 1 tbs Kosher Salt

Veggie Lasagna


  • 12 Organic Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles (boiled for 4 minutes)
  • 8 oz Mozzarella Cheese
  • 16oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Fine Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Egg


  • 24 oz Crushed Tomatoes with Basil
  • 12 oz Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 tbs Dried Basil
  • 1 1/2 tbs Dried Thyme
  • 1 tbs Dried Oregano
  • 2 tsp  Sugar (to balance the acidity in the tomatoes)
  • 2 tbs Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Onion (minced)
  • 3 cloves of Garlic (minced or garlic press)
  • 2 small Zucchini (diced)
  • 1 large Crookneck Yellow Squash (diced)
  • tsp Butter



  1. I read the back of the noodle pack for assembly instructions :)