Creator Worshipper / Creation Student Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:00:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 June Garden Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:00:16 +0000

May and June traded places this year. May was dry and warm for the most part, and yet we couldn’t get our warm weather crops planted because we had occasional night-time freezing temperatures right up until the end of the month. June has been on the cool side, especially the first half of the month, […]

June Garden

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Lacto-fermented Garlic Scapes Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:36:01 +0000

Are you in love with garlic scapes? Me, too! They are great oven-roasted or grilled, in tossed salad, potato salad, or you can even use them to make pesto. For the uninitiated, scapes are the curly stalks that form a seed head and grow on hardneck garlic varieties. It’s a good idea to remove them to allow […]

Lacto-fermented Garlic Scapes

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Elderflower Fritters Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:48:13 +0000

Come late August, we’ll be foraging elderberries to dehydrate for winter syrup to fight colds and flu, for pie and jelly, and for wine and liqueur. If you’re looking for a good patch of elderberries, look for them while they are in bloom – they are so easy to spot as you drive down the road. […]

Elderflower Fritters

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Fresh Strawberry Pie Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:00:09 +0000

Strawberry pickin’ time. Possibly the most wonderful time of the year. Well, next to blueberry picking time, that is. We had a friend who had a tradition of making strawberry shortcake for dinner every year after picking strawberries. Oh yeah, we adopted that tradition without hesitation. It’s been years, though, since we’ve done that. The kids grow […]

Fresh Strawberry Pie

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Learning and Yearning’s Top 10 Posts on Lacto-Fermentation Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:32:59 +0000

  Lacto-fermentation is a great way to add probiotics to your diet and to help improve your gut health. Once you start this journey, you’ll find that lots and lots of foods can be fermented from meats and dairy, to fruits and veggies. Learning And Yearning’s Top 10 posts on lacto-fermentation focus on vegetables. The first […]

Learning and Yearning’s Top 10 Posts on Lacto-Fermentation

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Crème Brûlée with Candied Bacon Tue, 02 Jun 2015 01:29:23 +0000

I absolutely love crème brûlée ’cause, you know . . . cream. And we have a source for the richest, thickest raw cream I’ve ever seen. It makes the best ice cream, quiche, and crème brûlée. A few months ago, I visited a friend for the weekend, and we went to a great new farm-to-table restaurant in […]

Crème Brûlée with Candied Bacon

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Rhubarb Ice Cream Mon, 18 May 2015 10:00:23 +0000

Oh, man, I really hit the nail on the head with this one. The rhubarb is producing beautifully, and I’ve been trying to decide on some new ways to use it. Maybe because I was in the mood for ice cream, the idea just popped into my head. I mean, I had never heard of […]

Rhubarb Ice Cream

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A Foraged Feast Thu, 14 May 2015 11:02:52 +0000

    When I mention my love of foraging to people they generally think one of two things. That I’m dumpster diving for food. Although I’ve never actually been the one to pull the food out of the dumpster, I’d be lying if I said I never ate food from a dumpster. You know, when […]

A Foraged Feast

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Move Over Kale: Stinging Nettle Chips Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:04 +0000

  Stinging nettle is one of those super plants that supposedly does it all. I can’t speak to all its benefits, but I do find stinging nettle helpful for seasonal allergies. So do others, apparently. The University of Maryland Medical Center has this to say about nettle: One preliminary human study suggested that nettle capsules helped […]

Move Over Kale: Stinging Nettle Chips

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15 Homemade Beauty Products (with Essential Oils) Mon, 04 May 2015 10:00:06 +0000

For me, clean eating came first. It took me a little longer to realize that what I put on my skin and hair has the potential to be just as harmful as what I put in my mouth. Finding natural products that work well hasn’t been super easy. Surprisingly, I prefer many homemade recipes to store-bought, and […]

15 Homemade Beauty Products (with Essential Oils)

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Dandelion Pesto Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:49:33 +0000

Pesto. Too delicious for words, right? And although serving it on pasta is still my favorite way to eat it, I enjoy it on potatoes, pizza, sandwiches, and as a dip. When you think pesto, do you think basil? Yes, basil is traditional, but pesto can be made with just about any herb, with garlic […]

Dandelion Pesto

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Make Your Own Tinted Lip Gloss Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:39:04 +0000

  Once in a while I get this urge to get my craft on. Ya’ know what I mean? But I don’t need cutesy stuff for my house, and I’m not so much into knitting and crocheting ’cause I ain’t no good at it. But making tinted lip gloss and hard lotion bars, yeah, that […]

Make Your Own Tinted Lip Gloss

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