Do you love meals with tomato sauce? Me, too. It’s one of the reasons I grow tomatoes. But I’m not so fond of sweating over a hot stove in 90°F weather all day long to make that sauce. That’s why I’m a huge fan of roasted tomato sauce – it really is the easiest sauce ever, and I promise you it’s delicious.Continue Reading
Okra really wasn’t a thing here in the north went I was a kid. I only remember my mom cooking it once – I think she bought it frozen – and we all thought it was pretty awful.
Home Medicine: Mullein for Earaches and Coughs
Common mullein, Verbascum thapsus, is a tall biennial that tolerates a wide range of growing conditions and is found throughout most of North America. As an herb, mullein is most commonly used to treat earaches and coughs, but has other uses as well.Continue Reading
Make Your Own Tea Bag
Yes, I have tea balls, and tea spoons, and even a tea sock for straining loose leaf tea. But I was drying mullein leaf to have on hand to ease coughs and congestion. Mullein leaf has really tiny hairs and if not completely strained can cause irritation and make that cough worse.
So I wanted a quick, easy way to make a tea bag that would be sure to strain the tea completely. A tea bag from a coffee filter was just what I needed.Continue Reading
Brian Thomas and Teri Page, the authors of The Backyard Bread & Pizza Oven eBook live off-grid with their two small children. They live in a tiny house with an outdoor bathroom, no running water, and just enough solar power to run a few appliances.
One might think that an off-grid life is one of deprivation. That food would be basic and boring. But the authors of this book prove that it’s anything but. With their homebuilt outdoor pizza oven, meals include home-baked bread, wood-fired pizza, roasted chicken and so much more.Continue Reading