Category Archives: nature

Purified Coniferous Resin Salve

This scented and gentle salve is soothing for the skin. You will need only three ingredients to make it: Infused oil I used cold pressed sunflower oil as a base, because it’s local. You can use any local, cold-pressed oil, … Continue reading

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2020 Visual Newsletter

2020 was such a strange year. Instead of a newsletter, we decided to share with you some of the most beautiful moments of 2020 on our little homestead. Enjoy!

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Pumpkin doughnuts and lantern

There are lots of pumpkins during the fall, here are some new ideas to try with sweet pumkins. I used the Red Kuri variety, but others work as well. First, instead of a traditional Halloween lantern with the scary face … Continue reading

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Green Salsa Recipe

Experimenting with new recipes can be fun. What to do with all the green tomatoes? You can use them just like I did the Mexican husk tomatoes in this recipe. The flavor is not quite the same tough. Recipe: 3 … Continue reading

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What to do with broad beans

We love this versatile, beautiful and delicious plant. We have experimented with some easy, light recipes, this is one of our favorites so far. Enjoy! You’ll need: 1 cup of broad beans 1 cup of broad bean top leaves and … Continue reading

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Stuffed squash flowers

Recipe 6 squash flowers 1 cup of soft cheese 1 tablespoon of sour cream (optional, if the cheese is very creamy)

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How to make butter the old fashioned way

There aren’t many things that are as tasty as fresh homemade butter with freshly baked bread. We make butter regularly using cream that has been skimmed off full milk. Making butter is easy, even in the old fashioned way, but … Continue reading

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Fermented Foods

One of the easiest fermented foods is fermented cabbage, or sauerkraut. It can ferment in its own juice, or in salty water. This video shows you two methods to try in order to get delicious and healthy food, high in … Continue reading

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Chickweed (Stellaria media)

About the plant: Chickweed is a delicious wild food which grows in abundance and is often considered a weed in gardens. However, you can eat this plant raw and cooked as well, and it is also a medicinal plant for both … Continue reading

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Wild foods – dock flour pancakes

From wild flour to delicious healthy snack Why use dock flour? Dock seed flour is a great substitute for other types of flour. It won’t cost you a thing. It is naturally gluten free. It tastes good! It has an … Continue reading

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