Friday, February 14, 2014
of using your canned potatoes in something as delicious as potato salad will beat that out every time. So, here we go on a new season of gardening and our first endeavor is always potatoes. We live in an area where the soil is perfect for them. Here goes!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
There have been many benefits to ACV touted in the news on the natural front. My most recent discovery in relation to its uses involves urinary symptoms. I wasn't tested at a doctor's office, but let's face it, a girl usually knows what's up when one shows up. I drink about 2-3 tablespoons 2-3 times a day for several days. Just dilute it in water, which helps the issue too, by the way. The pain disappears almost immediately. I keep it up for at least 3-4 days. By then, I think there has been enough time to clear out most of my system. Try it next time-- it's not as bad as you think. Really. Let me know if you do.
Just so ya know, I usually use Bragg's but the store I was in was out of it and I didn't want to go store hoppin' so this is what I ended up with ;)
|Linked at the Barn Hop|
Friday, February 7, 2014
From across the way, I hear it coming. The constant hum. The up-and-down. The turn-around. Pause. And then on his way again. It's my wonderful neighbor turning under the soil for the first time this year. I look forward to hearing it each time. More than the last, it seems.
This year, our parts even saw snow and sleet which has only happened once in my lifetime before.
All this has to mean spring is on it's way, right?????
This also means our little plot on our property is ready too!! He usually plows ours for us and we are soo grateful
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
We have a fabulous neighbor who does far-and-away more gardening and farming adventures that we do. And the season comes when these little gifts begin showing up on my porch. I love them! I love the smiles they come with, too!
Today it is scallions, I guess. We call them "little green onions" but I suppose they have a technical name. Love these! And, they regrow themselves, I'm told. My husband eats them as a side with any beans I might serve. I chop them and sautee' in just about anything.
As you enter our home today, the aroma is all about the entryway. And I can't stand smelling like onions just because I cook with them. But today, it's okay. It is near 80 degrees and it's February! It's giving us the tease that spring is here and I'm feeling like getting in the garden and that makes it OK to smell onions as my "home fragrance" today!!
Friday, January 31, 2014
I've done freezer cooking. Still do, when it suits. Done OAMC. Still do, when it works out. This is one variation of pre-cooking that we use.
My daughter made up these brownie mixes that are just as good (or better) than the store-bought cookie/brownie mixes. She used the recipes found here and combined dry ingredients in glass jars. The pint jar contains ingredients and instructions for the small batch (9X9 or so) and the quart jar is a double batch.
Instructions on the lids are just on little Post-it type sticky notes, with amounts of wet ingredients, temperature and time. We all know how to mix it up, right??!
SO easy to just dump in a bowl, add eggs/oil and stick in the oven for afternoon snack or even a quick dessert, since I usually forget to consider that. ;)