Tag Archives: food preservation

From Dawn to Dusk

One of my favorite times of the year arrived this week!  In the wee hours of Monday morning, we began pouring over our 2017 seed catalog (We order our seeds and transplants from The Seed Savers Exchange, based in Iowa.) and … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Craft and Science

Last Sunday, we gathered with friends in our late summer garden for some fermentation fun.  My husband (and his trusty brewmaster side kick) concocted a nice autumnal nut brown ale, while I worked with some of the other littles on … Continue reading

Posted in Putting Food By | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Joy in the Present

Each of us has a handful of life experiences that truly changes us.  Those experiences that get deep into our veins and alter the core of our inner self and the lens through which we view the world.  I can confidently … Continue reading

Posted in Holistic Living, Sustainable Living | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kale Cubes

Every November, we find ourselves with an overabundance of kale that gets hit with a hard frost and dies.  It always makes me feel just sick to know all of that healthy vegetation has gone to waste and ends up … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Putting Food By | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Our Undervalued Friends

Oh, the dandelion.  She is so often picked, sprayed and just plain despised by so many.  What did this little lady ever do to deserve such harsh treatment?  For in fact, it is her ability to pop up everywhere and … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Holistic Living | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Elderberry Gelatin Parfait

With winter now fully upon us, my family and I have found ourselves battling some stuffy noses and sore throats.  We try to open up our mornings with a smoothie, and drink tea throughout the day, but I just began … Continue reading

Posted in Recipe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Early September in the Garden

As fall quickly approaches, the end of the gardening season is just around the corner.  But with everything going on in our garden, one would never know it.  So, for now, we are just so very grateful for all that … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments