Spring has definitely sprung here on my little patch of heaven. Erin, my neighbor across the road, asked if I had time to pick dandelions. My answer? I’d make time. We both picked baskets of dandelion flowers for jellies. A few leaves got tossed in, too, for salads. The wild violets were growing in profusion right alongside. Those make a lovely jelly or jam. So … Continue reading Spring has Sprung: Roasted Carrots, Asparagus on Menu!
Whether you’re celebrating Passover, Easter or simply the arrival of spring and new growth, I wanted to say I hope your day is filled with family, friends, food and gratefulness! I’m thankful for you! Continue reading Happy Easter and Happy Spring
Coloring eggs naturally is something we’ve done for years in our family. And I’m happy to see more of you “coming into the fold”, requesting recipes for coloring eggs with natural dyes. So as promised Matt Swaim on the Sunrise Morning Show, here again are recipes that I hope will become traditions in your family. Some dyes use ingredients you most likely already have. They don’t … Continue reading Eggs Colored with Natural Dyes and Marbled Eggs
I’m looking forward to “planting seeds of wisdom and fun”with my grandchildren, Eva, Emerson and Ellery again this year on Earth Day at their schools. I’ll be bringing in herbs and edible flowers for them to sniff, feel and enjoy. They’ll get to remove seeds from birdhouse gourds, and take home some Indian corn seeds. Kids really get into the whole concept, as you can … Continue reading Earth Day
Well, it’s not really bathing, but the new buzz words for experiencing Mother Nature, so to speak. I did just that with my 2 little granddaughters, Ellery and Emerson. The East Fork river was really high, as you can see. They loved jumping in every puddle they found! Ron Wilson talks about forest bathing on his site, as well. Now Ron has a bit different … Continue reading Forest Bathing
Checking the temperature outside it’s 1 below zero here on our little patch of heaven. Our son, Shane, came out to help split wood for the stove, and brought his daughters, Eva, Emerson and Ellery with him. I was telling the girls about my neighbor, Erin Phillips of Phillips Farm – Erin brought Montessori middle school students out to tap maple and box elder trees … Continue reading Tap, Tap, Tap: Maple Syrup