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7 Reasons You Want to Plant Calendula

7 Reasons You Want to Plant Calendula! Calendula is one of those amazing and versatile plants that I started growing a few years ago. It had always held a fascination, the medicinal properties, the edible-ness of its bright, cheery blooms, and its tough ability to grow anywhere and adapt. The best part is that it… Read More 7 Reasons You Want to Plant Calendula

Garden Recipes, Gardening, Homestead Tips, Medicinal Uses

A cider recipe that helps keep you healthy through flu season

Cider recipes have been around a long time as an aid in fighting off winter colds and flus. The shorter, colder days of the year bring more illnesses, less energy in general, and for me, at least, a need to keep my gut and immune system in fighting form as much as possible. Here is… Read More A cider recipe that helps keep you healthy through flu season

Garden Recipes, Gardening, Homestead Tips, Recipes

How to save money by making your own infused vinegar!

Infused vinegar sounds very Parisian and maybe a bit difficult, not to mention expensive, but nothing could be further from the truth. Infused vinegars are a lovely way to add extra flavor and nutrition to whatever you use them in. Imagine mixing up your fresh olive oil and rosemary and basil-infused vinegar for your lunch… Read More How to save money by making your own infused vinegar!

Garden Recipes, Gardening, Recipes, Uncategorized

Truly magical molasses cookies- the secret ingredient for your ginger snaps!

I’ve been accused of witchcraft with these cookies. A co-worker shouted that one out into his first bite. While I certainly can’t lay claim to this cookie and don’t know the origins of the recipe (anyone knows, you can let me know), I do know that my cousin shared this one year, and I’m not… Read More Truly magical molasses cookies- the secret ingredient for your ginger snaps!

Garden Recipes, Gardening, Uses for Common Herbs

How to Create Your Own Spa Products Products for Home or Gifts

This is a blog post I’ve been wanting to write for a while. If, like me, you feel that child-like magic when you get to close yourself in the kitchen with a mortar and pestle, a bunch of herbs and essential oils, bees wax, and other magical ingredients, and just create, this post is for… Read More How to Create Your Own Spa Products Products for Home or Gifts