A Simple and Seasonal Egg Salad Recipe | myhumblekitchen.com

A sure sign of spring is when my backyard hens start laying nearly an egg a day. For the past month, my girls have started laying anywhere between 9-11 eggs per day – that’s 5-6 dozen eggs per week! Yes, spring time is here!

For many, eggs are a main staple of our diets. With having eggs readily available at every grocery store, eggs don’t seem like a seasonal food. However, having raised backyard chickens for over 5 years, I’ve come to learn that yes, they indeed have a season. In the winter months, hens need to conserve their body heat and so they produce fewer eggs. When the warmer temperatures of spring arrives, the daylight increases, and the grasses and weeds spring with new life, their egg production soars. Their production usually stays up until the sweltering heat of summer kicks in around July and August. At that time, their egg production slows and gradually increases again as the weather cools in fall. Then, when winter arrives, their egg production is nearly halted until the spring comes again.

So when spring comes, it always brings so much joy (especially for my kids) to collect an abundance of eggs each day. I’ve been enjoying the abundance of eggs in the kitchen. I’ve been making a variety of foods like self crusting quiche’s, flan, coconut custard cake, tarts, smoothies, and we’ve even been eating raw egg yolks with honey.

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All About Buckwheat and a Roasted Buckwheat Salad with Dark Leafy Greens and Cranberries | myhumblekitchen.comAll About Buckwheat and a Roasted Buckwheat Salad with Dark Leafy Greens and Cranberries | myhumblekitchen.com

I’m excited to partner with Bob’s Red Mill this month. They are another company built on integrity that I am honored to support and share about.

Over the past couple of years, buckwheat has become a favorite nourishing food in my home – both for myself and the kids. It was introduced to me by my friend Sadagat from Azerbaijan. She came to visit my home one afternoon and brought over a big bag of these roasted, kernel type grains. I had never seen them before. She told me that in her country they eat a lot of kasha. She quickly cooked it down on the stovetop, very similar to cooking other grains, and served it with a roasted beet salad and plain yogurt dolloped on top.

All About Buckwheat and a Roasted Buckwheat Salad with Dark Leafy Greens and Cranberries | myhumblekitchen.com

My friend Sadagat introduced me to this dish and it has since become a favorite lunchtime meal for my children.

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It’s that time of year again to share with you what the Ultimate Bundles team has put together! This is a brand new library of 78+ eBooks, audio files, ecourses, printable packs, FREE products including mineral eye shadows, laundry detergent, greeting cards, art print, and MORE all for just $29.97! Seriously this is a GREAT deal and I’m going to make it better again!

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Special to the My Humble Kitchen community, if you purchase the ultimate homemaking bundle this week, through my website, I’m going to throw in a free 3 month subscription to my menu plan valued at $24.99!  Since this is an EXCLUSIVE bonus for the My Humble Kitchen community, you must email me your receipt after you make a purchase to diana@myhumblekitchen.com.

This is yet again the BEST bundle deal you’ll find, and… the books are just incredible and will encourage and equip you to be a great homemaker. So, below are all the details!

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I’m confident you won’t find a more comprehensive set of homemaking resources anywhere — and certainly not at this price. Bought separately, they’d cost a total of $698 (not including $200+ in bonuses!). But you can have all of them for just $29.97!

Or, for just an extra $10, you not only get the full set of PDF files, but also a bonus set of Kindle editions, perfectly formatted for easy Kindle reading. This has been a popular request over the years and I’m excited to say it’s now available!

I believe it’s the best deal on homemaking eBooks anywhere on the web. But it will only be available for six days. So grab yours before it’s gone!

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Win A Trip to Italy with Jovial | myhumblekitchen.com

Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been honored to have been able to partner with jovial foods. Their family business is one that I truly admire and respect. Not only are they committed to sustainable, small scale farming but their products taste phenomenal. Last month I shared with you a bit about their Culinary Getaways they host in Italy.

I was excited to hear that some of you booked a reservation. I also know that many of you, including myself, have been daydreaming about being able to escape to Jovial’s culinary getaways. Secretly romanticizing about the evenings abroad learning traditional cooking techniques all the while taking in the sights of the Tuscan country side. Oh yes!

Guess what!

Am I ever excited to share with you today that you can WIN a trip for two to jovial’s Culinary Getaways in Italy! Oh sweet readers, I would LOVE it if one of you were able to win!!

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Easy, Homemade BBQ Sauce - The Real Food Way | myhumblekitchen.com

Besides gardening, what I love about spring is that it’s the beginning of bbq season! For me and mine, that usually means more recipes using a good, thick, sweet and tangy bbq sauce. I like to make pulled pork sandwiches in the slow cooker, bbq pork ribs and beef short ribs, ham hock with baked beans, and, of course, bbq chicken pizza… my favorite!

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Unfortunately, many bbq sauces sold pre-bottled have many processed ingredients including high fructose corn syrup. It’s a blessing that you can now find some good organic options but finding one with a good robust flavor can prove itself to be a bit more difficult.

Why buy when you can make, right? Especially when it’s so easy to do.

Easy, Homemade BBQ Sauce - The Real Food Way | myhumblekitchen.com

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Your Kids Can Garden Too - 5 Simple Tasks Your Kids Can Do in the Garden! | myhumblekitchen.com

This past weekend my sister Susie (who runs this website with me) and I spent time cleaning up, amending, and sowing seeds in our garden beds at our parent’s home. As usual, with everything that we do, we always include our children – all six of them, ranging in ages from 1-8.

Since my children were itty-bitty’s, they’ve watched me sow, tend to, and harvest our garden year after year.

Your Kids Can Garden Too - 5 Simple Tasks Your Kids Can Do in the Garden! | myhumblekitchen.com

Along the way, they’ve always helped me in the garden.

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