A throwback blog post! I DID IT! Eons ago, I “helped” my mother can. We canned green beans and tomatoes and peaches…and a myriad of things that I don’t even remember. She instilled a healthy fear in me of canning with a pressure cooker — she had one of those ancient ones of the era… Read More I CAN Can
I am in love with Azure Standard! I have been ordering with them longer than I have had half of my children. <grin> They are the “largest independent natural and organic food distributor in the country” (per their website). They are out of Oregon, and are a fantastic source for organic, non-gmo foods…and that’s just… Read More Azure Standard – GREAT SOURCE
A throwback blog post! I am so very thankful for my health, and the health of my family. When we hit a brief patch of illness, I am ever more thankful. We hit one of those yesterday and last night. Ugh. Little Bit (EJ) on an ornery day Little Bit (EJ), at… Read More A Night of Blow-outs Where There Were No Tires
A throwback blog post! It’s strawberry season! I’m always looking for something new and yummy to do with the huge amount of strawberries in my fridge. I love that Aldi has their strawberries for 99 cents a pint! So…each time I go in, I buy about a gallon’s worth of strawberries. My fridge is bursting… Read More Homemade Strawberry Syrup
Another first — I made homemade pesto last night!…and I mean the real deal, not a Knorr packet or some other such substitution with things in it that I struggle to pronounce. (Don’t get me wrong — I’ve made my share of packet pesto. This beats its socks off!) Nope, this is a relatively quick… Read More Homemade Pesto – Yeah, Baby!
A throwback blog post! Yesterday I mentioned how we WERE spending a lot each week just on yogurt…nearly $2 a day. It doesn’t sound like much, but that’s almost $60 a month — just on yogurt! That’s a decent chunk of our grocery budget, so I knew that we (I) was going to have to do something… Read More Making Yogurt — Really! (in a slow cooker!)