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

My Week on Wednesday and The First Day of Spring

My Week on Wednesday and the First Day of Spring // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

The Year Wheel has turned again, and Spring is upon us. Friday marks the Spring Equinox; the half-way mark between the Winter and Summer Solstices, and the time of year when the hours of light and darkness are balanced. The Spring Equinox is also referred to as Ostara, named after … Continue reading

My Week on Wednesday and Syrup Season

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Hello, and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t even sure there was going to be a My Week on Wednesday this week. My husband and I have both been enjoying this sort of cold-flu-bug thing… the kind of thing where walking downstairs … Continue reading

My Week on Wednesday and Dandelions

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  Hello, and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday. Today we’re doing dandelions. 🙂 Um… what? It’s January.  Yeah. But I’m cold. And it’s snowing outside and a whopping 5 degrees. And wind. Did I mention the howling wind? So I thought that thinking about cheery little yellow bursts of … Continue reading

Apple Rhubarb Sauce with Vanilla Ice Cream

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  Last week, on  My Week on Wednesday, I shared a recipe for Rhubarb Apple Pie from Raia’s Recipes… and I found that I could not get the combination of apples and rhubarb out of my head. And when I found a few apples at the Public Market (albeit sad-looking, … Continue reading

Dye Eggs, Naturally

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To celebrate the First Day of Spring we dyed eggs. Naturally. In other words, we used plants to make the dye rather than stain our beautiful eggs with the harsh, chemical-filled colors that “food” coloring will produce. Most people think of coloring eggs as an Easter tradition and I have … Continue reading