How to Make Refrigerator Pickles-Easy Preserving

  Refrigerator pickles are the go-to solution for busy people with odds and ends of vegetables coming in from the garden, not enough to make a full batch of anything, but enough that you want to do something with them. And if you love pickles, this recipe is a standard for ratios of salty, sour, …

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 …

Dandelions, an Edible Food Source in our Backyards

Dandelions are one of those things I look forward to seeing each spring. Some of you may have them right now. Ordinarily, we would have them already popping out around here, but at the moment we are buried in endless winter. I digress. And envy those of you who are to the dandelion stage. Dandelions …

how to grow chamomile, uses for chamomile

How to Grow Chamomile

If you’re a super-conscientious gardener, learning how to grow chamomile might require a change in thought processes. The great thing about this plant is that you do not need to ‘improve’ your soil. In fact, this plant is much happier in poor, sandy soil, and will not thrive in the richer soils required for many other …