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I love cabbage in an obsessive, kind-of-creepy way. I adore it raw in salads, sautéed in butter, and cooked down alongside a big ole’ roast in a low and slow oven. But perhaps my favorite way to enjoy this curciferous … Continue reading
Well friends, it’s June 16th, and I am coming at you with my first garden update of the 2017 growing season. Hum. Where exactly did the time go? And better yet, what on earth have I been doing? Time has … Continue reading
Awhile back, I use to post trinkets of thanks each week. I felt that in expressing my gratitude I was able to put positive vibes out into the atmosphere, and illustrate that it is often those seemingly minuscule or insignificant … Continue reading
A few years back I shared with you my love of all things old: books, clothes, music and furniture. I love that in nourishing vintage items, we can breath life into them and make the old become new. My husband’s … Continue reading
Thoughts from yesterday: I am sitting outside of my northern Illinois home, in a tank top and shorts. Sweat trickles down my back and my hands ache from the garden work I have done. It is just 11:30 am. In … Continue reading
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
It seems that at each turn of the season I feel the need to start anew. I think this has become even more of a necessity now that I stay home and homeschool my girls. Because our home is where … Continue reading
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
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