The History of this Beloved Home (92 years of pumpkins and roses)

I wish I had been home when they came.  I was at work, but Doug was out front working in the yard.  Two precious elder women got out of their car and stood in front of our house. "I grew up here," one of them reminisced. I wrote on my other blog when we were first moving … Continue reading The History of this Beloved Home (92 years of pumpkins and roses)

Make Your Own Ginger Brandy for Tummy Troubles (works in minutes)

You know that moment in the middle of the night when you realize you shouldn't have eaten that?  Digestive issues are never fun.  Stumbling around in the dark trying to find something to take to stop the discomfort... I can never find my medicine bag (or the living room) in moments like that, but lucky … Continue reading Make Your Own Ginger Brandy for Tummy Troubles (works in minutes)

Foraging for Goose Foot (cooking with wild foods)

You needn't search far for goose foot, also known as lamb's quarters.  You can see by the shape why it was referred to as goose foot.  You could also look for common mallow.  Or purslane (The highest source of Omega 3 available.)  And of course, dandelions. Oh my, the list does go on.  Mother Nature … Continue reading Foraging for Goose Foot (cooking with wild foods)

Beltane (aka May Day, what is it? is it evil? and how to celebrate)

  Beltane is the lovely celebration between the spring equinox and the summer equinox.  All of the original Celtic ceremonies were agricultural holidays.  Traditions always made things sweeter and the intentions and prayers uttered and the community gatherings were looked forward to.  Anyone can celebrate the original holidays regardless of their chosen religion because they came … Continue reading Beltane (aka May Day, what is it? is it evil? and how to celebrate)