That was probably the most common question asked in my grandparent’s home. Where did the time go? They would be telling a story about a friend who used to live there, or the neighbor and her daughter, or look at how tall we had gotten and shake their heads and utter the question. This continued on through … More Where Did the Time Go?
Drying staples is a way to preserve the harvest and has been done, presumably, since the beginning of time. Come autumn, at just about the moment that I think I cannot possibly water one more plant or can one more thing, frost is at the doorstep. I gather in baskets the remaining produce and carry it to the … More Making Your Own Chili Powder and Cornmeal (from seed to plant to pantry)
I saw the photo montage go by on my Facebook feed of What the World Eats. Each photograph of a family in a different country with all the food that they eat in a week. It took me by surprise, really. Many of the countries that I thought would have healthier food choices did not. … More What the World Eats (and being aware of what we eat!)
I was about six years old when I received my first cookbook. I enjoyed cooking from it and helping my mother with dinner. I made delicious desserts to take to youth group. At sixteen I filled in as a cook for the daycare I worked at and created gourmet meals for the little ones. I … More Act 2- Culinary School
Why is it so hard to eat healthy? I often have wondered this. I believe it is because as Americans we do not have our own food culture. If we were from India we would crave curries and lentils and coconut. If we were Japanese we would crave the tastes of sea weed and fresh … More A New Food History (the Garden Food Movement!)
Here are a few ideas for Thanksgiving to help keep the spirit of gratitude, family, and love involved while also helping you make it go smoothly. *Remember, there is always room for one more. I remember one particular year that I was alone and not really in a great place, I called a family member … More 5 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Perfect
I live on Pumpkin Hollow Farm. We love to grow all types of pumpkins. We love the movie, “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” in this house. We love all things kid-friendly Halloween and we certainly love pumpkins. Here are two pumpkin recipes I developed last week so that you can make the most of … More Two Great Pumpkin Recipes; Grilled Pumpkin “Pie” and Pumpkin Buttermilk Pie
This is always a happily busy time of you year in my homestead kitchen. There are lots of things being canned, lots of frozen items, lots of dried items, lots of staples. Colorful eggs decorate the counter. We could walk to the grocery store. Everything I need is already canned and frozen there. We went from five … More My Homestead Kitchen and Root Cellar
We have been thinking about renewing our vows for some time now. We decided to wait until we had a home of our own. A celebration in itself coupled with a renewal of love and new beginnings. We have certainly lived through all of our promises…through sickness and health…through richer and poorer…and have come out … More A Guide to Renewing Your Vows
Eggs are bad! Eggs are now good! Meat is bad! Only factory farmed meat is bad! Meat is good! Grains are bad! Whole grains are good! What?! Let’s face it, with so many opinions out there and research proving whatever makes the most money, we can find pros or cons on any diet out … More Food Fights; So What is the Perfect Diet?