Jan Hagel: A Dutch Christmas Cookie

Jan Hagel: A Dutch Christmas Cookie // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

  Normally you will find me taking traditional recipes and making them more real food-friendly. I’m prone to removing white flour and replacing it with sprouted flour, and switching out the sugar for honey, or maple syrup, or sucanat. But I’m not actually going to do that this time. (Okay, maybe … Continue reading

Last Minute Gifts: How to Make an Infinity Scarf in an Evening

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You’re not a procrastinator, are you? All your Christmas presents were selected, ordered, wrapped, and waiting to be delivered by the first week of December, right? Ha. Yeah. I am right there with you on that. And, yes, I also like to compound the problem by making a lot of … Continue reading

My Week on Wednesday and Heartfelt Holiday Gifts

My Week on Wednesday and Heartfelt Holiday Gifts // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

  Hello, and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving (we did!) and is ready to enjoy the rest of the Holiday Season! Our Elf on the Shelf (affiliate link) — George — made his first appearance and brought with him the books we will … Continue reading

Real Food Mexican Wedding Cakes

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Mexican Wedding Cakes have always been my husband’s favorite Christmas cookie. In fact, I remember my mother-in-law telling me, as she wrote out her recipe for me, that he always said it wouldn’t be Christmas without them. As we have moved away from being a sugar-filled household, we learned that … Continue reading

Irish Eggnog for Christmas

Irish Eggnog |Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

I like rum. Who doesn’t like rum? But I like whiskey better. And this eggnog recipe is sweet, nourishing, and full of Irish Whiskey goodness! Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. When you begin your shopping through an affiliate link, the price stays the same for you, but … Continue reading

Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Stew

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Not too sweet, not too spicy, and full of late-fall vegetables, apples, and dried fruit… this stew is a favorite dish for when the days darken and Yule approaches. It fills the house with the inviting smells of frying onions, browning meat, and nutmeg. It begs to be eaten in … Continue reading

7 Gift Ideas for the Real Food Person in Your Life

7 Gift Ideas for the Real Food Person in your Life

What exactly is Real Food? Doesn’t everyone eat real food? When someone says they eat Real Food, they are talking about a way of selecting and preparing food that is quite different from the Standard American Diet. Most food in America is processed somehow–it comes in a can or package … Continue reading

Roast Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Looking for a delicious one-dish meal full of vegetables and a roast chicken besides? Try this Roast Chicken with Brussels Sprouts! It's stuffed with potatoes, too, so it's gluten-free! Via Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

A Roast Chicken is the perfect dish to warm up a cold November day. It will chase the chill out of the kitchen with a warm oven, and chase the chill out of the house with the smell of roasting chicken mingling with garlic and onions, and the knowledge that a complete … Continue reading

26 Books to Help Celebrate the Return of Light

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Whether you are Christian, Pagan, or Jewish, or whether you celebrate Kwanzaa or a very secular Santa Clause-and-tinsel sort of holiday season, no one in the Northern Hemisphere can fail to notice that the time leading up to this Season is marked by the days growing shorter and the nights … Continue reading