Tuesday Garden Party 03.04.14 {Season Opener}

Tuesday Garden Party

Welcome, I’m glad you’re here! If you’re new, you may want to subscribe to get our email updates so you won’t miss any of our easy recipes & diy projects! Thanks so much for visiting! Well it’s finally here, friends – the first Tuesday Garden Party of the 2014 gardening season! And I don’t think […]


March Dinner Menu Ideas

March Dinner Menu Ideas - An Oregon Cottage

I’m SO excited that it’s March – please, please, Spring, come soon! How many of you are as ready as I am? One of the main things I do in March is to start taking stock of our freezer and pantry preserved items to make sure we are using them throughout the next few months. […]


How to Pack For More Than a Week in a Carry On Suitcase

Traveling Outfit for 1 to 2 Week Packing Tips - An Oregon Cottage

Wondering how to bring all the things you need and want on a week or two week trip without having to pay to check a bag or lug around a lot of suitcases? I traveled to Greece and Kosovo last spring for 17 days and took only the suitcase in the photo above. I used […]


Mediterranean Spice Rub Recipe

Mediterranean Spice Rub - An Oregon Cottage

Another spice rub recipe? Oh yeah, we love our spice rubs around here! It’s just amazing the flavors they can bring to the most basic of foods – from chicken, pork or shrimp to potatoes, carrots and onions: Our basic, All Purpose Spice Rub is a bit sweet, a bit savory, and a bit spicy. […]


5-Year Anniversary Giveaway!

Pheasant Feathers - An Oregon Cottage

Happy Anniversary to me – and to you, sweet AOC readers! If you read blogs (or are a blogger) you’ve probably heard bloggers who are celebrating a blog birthday go on and on about how never in a million years would they have thought they’d reach ______ (insert milestone here). Or that they could not […]


Gardening Announcements

Organic Vegetable Gardening 101 - An Oregon Cottage

The blog updates just keep coming along here behind-the-scenes! I have been waiting for the spring to update most of my old gardening posts, plus do some much needed organizing of the 300+ posts I’ve written about gardening during the last 5 years. Yep, I can hardly believe that I’ve written that much – and […]


Quick Mini Meatloaves with Chipotle-Honey BBQ Sauce

Mini Meatloaves with Chipotle bbq Sauce.4 - An Oregon Cottage

Meatloaf is something I used to rarely make. For one, it just seemed so…blah. I didn’t really get it. Second, it just took SO long – mush it all up together (many people use their hands – sorry, I do not want to be picking raw meat out of my fingernails, yuck) and then a […]


Announcing An Oregon Cottage’s Home Tour Page!

House Tour on An Oregon Cottage

It’s finally here! I finished creating a page all about our cottage where you can see our home in a ‘tour’ format: a photo of a room or area with a brief introduction with links to more detailed posts for further reading. You can NOT know what a relief this is to have done and […]


Ready, Set…Garden: New Seed Starting Basics Page

Seed Starting Basics Drop Down Menu

With all the cold, damp, and icy weather is anyone else dreaming of spring yet? I am SO ready…now all we have to wait for is the calendar to cooperate (for us in the north that is). Well, and the weather I guess. In anticipation of spring, warmer weather, and diggin’ in the dirt – […]


Garden Chores By Month: February

Garden Chores by Month February

February is a hopeful time of year – it’s the end of winter and we can see spring on the horizon – at least the garden planning horizon. The garden chores are all about clean up, planning, and getting seeds started. If you need to plant, it’s a great time to get some deals on […]


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