Sourdough: A Guide to Everything you Need to Know

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Since I first started learning about health and nutrition, one of the first things I wanted to make was sourdough bread. I thought, if I only had my very own sourdough starter, I could make wholesome bread (and other things!) for my family. But I was hesitant. To be honest, I … Continue reading

What You Need to Know to Add Bees to Your Homestead

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for more information, see the disclaimer at the bottom of this post “What do you know about bee keeping?” That is how my uncle greeted me the other day… and was the inspiration to writing this My Week on Wednesday post. Because the answer was, honestly, “nothing.” I admit that … Continue reading

Cheese Recipes and Other Made from Milk Recipes

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My Facebook Followers will know that on Monday I got an impromptu cheese-making lesson when I stopped in to visit a friend and found her a few minutes into making 30 Minute Mozzarella. In less than a half-hour we were eating seriously delicious, fresh, homemade mozzarella cheese. Now, I have … Continue reading

Eat Your Weeds!

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The plants we think of as food usually come from grocery store shelves, or better yet, from tables at farmers’ markets. Or even better, from our neatly planted gardens. My point being, that the plants we intend to eat are usually lined up in a row, neat and ordered. But … Continue reading

26 Strawberry Recipes, plus Ways to Preserve Strawberries and Growing Tips

26 Amazing Strawberry Recipes, plus preserving ideas and growing tips: The Ultimate Strawberry Round Up from Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

Around here strawberry season is short–if we’re lucky, maybe, it lasts for four weeks–so there is a lot of strawberry goodness that needs to be squeezed into that short time! It’s the time when I dust off my dehydrator, and bust out my canning equipment. And, yes, there are days when … Continue reading

Rhubarb: Recipes and Growing Tips

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One of the things you learn from seasonal eating is to really appreciate the first fresh foods of spring. Of course, I do occasionally buy “fresh” produce at the grocery store, but the majority of the food we eat throughout the winter are the things that I canned, froze, dehydrated, … Continue reading

My Week on Wednesday and Earth Day

Personally I believe that EVERY day should be Earth Day. Here are some ideas and tips to help you save the world // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

You have probably figured out by now that today is Earth Day! It’s a day when the entire world gets together to celebrate the Earth and to concentrate on taking care of the planet we live on.  Personally, I believe that every day should be Earth Day, so here are … Continue reading