Hi! I’m Christine… the country girl turned city mom. And welcome to Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers.
Come join me on my journey through life… trying to learn, or possibly relearn, things my great-grandmother would have just known. Cooking from scratch, canning and preserving, cleaning without chemicals, finding the rhythm in the seasons and dancing with it.
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Red currants. I saw them at the farmers’ market, all bright red and glistening (it was raining) and I knew I had to have them. Total impulse purchase. When I bought the things, I had no idea what I would do with them… other than that they were reputed to … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I came across Holistic Squid’s Rosemary Fig Jam. Now, maybe it was her beautiful pictures, the contrast of the luscious, dark purple figs with the fresh greenness of the rosemary… maybe it was her description of figs as erotic… Maybe it was just, as … Continue reading
A couple of interesting things have happened since last jam-making season… One, my husband gave up white sugar (go him!) and dragged my unrepentant sweet tooth along with him (jerk! … I mean, thank you, honey, I really needed that loving boot to the fanny). So, early this summer, just as … Continue reading