One year ago, my mom (“Nana ‘Toria”) and her partner (“Nana Steph,” aka “Nana Banana” as lovingly dubbed by the kids because she once said she likes bananas, and it stuck) came to visit us on the homestead. They were living in North Carolina at the time, but during their visit they fell in love…Read more »
Giant cabbages ~ Our garden’s gift, chopped, transformed ~ Into sauerkraut!
So a few weeks ago a fellow blogger (I’m looking at you, Chicken Librarian!) posted about doing a no-spend August as a way of reining I’m spending. She also mentioned the book “The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living” by Anna Newell Jones. I ordered the book from Amazon and started following Ms. Newell Jones on…Read more »
You guys! It’s been FOREVER since my last blog post! (Or, you know, like a month – which is basically forever in social media land.) I have had a few folks check in to make sure I’m ok, because I’ve been quiet for so long. Rest assured, all is well – it’s just been hella…Read more »
As I’ve posted previously (Continuous Kombuchaness ), I heart kombucha. But every once in a while (especially since I’m the only one in my family who will drink it), I have to take a little break from brewing the ‘booch. Shortly after my last kombucha post, I was preparing for an extended work trip and had…Read more »
You know what I love? Bourbon Old Fashioneds. You know what I despise? Maraschino cherries. Now, I don’t claim to understand exactly what a Maraschino cherry IS (I don’t think I want to know). But – I know what it DOES, and that is: makes me want to hurl. They are seriously so gross. Homemade…Read more »
Summer is here! The solstice may be a few days off, but summer weather is here, and the only things my kids have an appetite for are watermelon, ice cream and popsicles. I don’t have any issues with the watermelon, but I like to make the rest from scratch so I can cut down on…Read more »