We look to natural medicine for a pure and clean way to treat our ailments. Unfortunately, there are numerous companies that create their own terms and even trademark them as a way to add ‘value’ to their products. Well, food grade essential oils do not exist. They are not regulated by any governing body. This […]
We love our fruit orchard. We inherited it when we purchased this farm several years ago. There are apple trees, nut trees, pear and peach trees, grapes, black raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. So, we have had to learn alot about fruit and we are continuing to learn all the time. it is that time of […]
For those who have followed my blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that I’m in love with historic recipes. I’m particularly fond of Mary Randolph’s The Virginia Housewife, namely because I am a Virginian Housewife. The Virginia Housewife is the first cookbook written and published in the US. Published in 1860, it was […]
Creamed cucumbers and onions are light, crispy and they make for a quick snack in between projects. Hubby has been working really hard here on the homestead, so this past week I whipped him up a batch and surprised him when he got home from his job interview.
Red lentils are so easy to use, and full of nutrition. This simple recipe uses dry red lentils, canned tomatoes, and farm-fresh eggs for a flavourful, colourful, and healthy dish. It cooks quickly, and uses ingredients that can be found in most family kitchens. Got plans for dinner? You do now!
Cooking from scratch – I hear that term a lot lately but it seems to mean something different to everyone. So for the purpose of this post let’s assume that “cooking from scratch” means no convenience foods (mixes, boxes, etc). I’ll admit I haven’t always been a believer in the scratch method. When I got […]