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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Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the season for dreaming about spring is upon us. While the weather is still cold, and the wind bitter, the days are noticeably longer and the first stirrings of spring whisper through air and tickle the earth: The buds which will blossom beautifully come springtime … Continue reading
Update: I don’t wish to deny that this recipe is… decadent. However it is not very “real food” … for a better–and dare I say it? tastier–version of this recipe, try my Divine Hot Chocolate. Leftover wine is not a concept with which I am all that familiar… but earlier this week, … Continue reading
I am not one to pass up the opportunity to drink wine. And, though this recipe is for a spiced wine meant to be drunk at Imbolc, which is the holiday when Witches celebrate the first whispers of spring, I was certainly not going to … Continue reading