Worried about the economy and the food in your larder? Grab my e-book

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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Are you worried about the economy?  Most of the folks I talk to are wondering what the damaging weather in the midwest will mean to their food dollars this year.  They’re thinking that things could get worse, a lot […]

Giftable Butter Tart Squares

Butter Tart Squares Recipe

A butter tart recipe adapted from Grandma Cook’s classic Nothing says Christmas, like the buttery, gooey, crunch of butter tarts or pecan pie. You take that first bite and feel the initial resistance against your teeth give way to smooth, honey sweetness and the crunch of pecans. The golden caramel slides across your tongue. It’s […]

Be nourished by the stories as well as the food: Reveiw of the Nourished Kitchen

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  The Nourished Kitchen, Farm to Table recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle, by Jennifer McGruther (Ten Speed Press: Berkley) 2014. I haven’t found a cookbook so useful and engaging since  taught me how to ferment beet kvass and bottle kombucha. Jennifer McGruther brought together all the things that I love in a cookbook: interesting […]

Harvesting Dandelion Root Tea from your garden

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Harvesting Dandelion Root Tea from your garden Did you plant dandelions in your herb garden this year? Neither did I. But I still have them growing on the pathways, and in the wild areas – anywhere the chickweed didn’t take over first. In the spring I harvested the young dandelion greens and unopened flowers to […]