Dandelion, dandelions everywhere! Let’s make Jelly!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 | 0 comments

  This is an easy recipe and you’ll love the idea of sending out the kids to pick dandelion flowers! It will keep them busy for at least an hour (hehe). But, seriously – this is a good one! Gather as many dandelion flowers as you want or until you get tired of bending over. This recipe fills six 8oz mason jars. You can revamp it to fill up what you would rather use. DANDELION JELLY! 2 quarts water 1 package powdered pectin 2 tablespoons lemon juice 5 1/2 cups sugar INSTRUCTIONS The only part you want of the flower is the yellow – snip off any green, or as much as you...

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Pretty little Violets

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 | 0 comments

  Ever admire those pretty little purple flowers popping up all over in the springtime? Well, here’s an easy and sweetly tasting recipe for some Violet Jelly! Try it out and let us know what you think! Well, here’s an inspiration that I tried from a FB post – try it – easy peasy and you’ll love it!   VIOLET JELLY 1 pint violet flowers 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 cups sugar 3 oz. liquid pectin Directions: Gather lots and lots of little violet flowers and gently press them down into your very clean mason jar. After you are sure you can’t get...

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Best Pumpkin Bread Ever!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Just a short SHOUT OUT – to all those that grow their own (or try to) food! This past summer I had an abundance of sugar pumpkins that developed on only three or four plans. They were so cute…small, round and very pretty. Having never made my own pumpkin pies or bread I was a bit curious as to how they would turn out. Well, this week two different recipes were tried with two different sets of ingredients. The first was a conventional recipe that said it was super moist. It was! Yummmm! The second recipe called for coconut/almond flour. Ok….fail – but the birds liked...

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Bone Broth – Yum!!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Drinking chicken soup as a cure when you are sick is more than just an old wives’ tale. Your grandmother may have actually been on to something. Which is why bone broth has become very popular as of late and follows the same principles — warm, mineral-rich broth is not only soothing but good for you. So how is it different from soup? And how do you know if you’re making it correctly to get all the important health benefits? Bone broth is essentially a mineral-rich infusion made by boiling bones — usually either chicken, beef, or fish — most often with vegetables, herbs and spices. Bone broth...

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A chicken recipe to remember!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Spicey Mediterranean Chicken Rub Mix for one whole chicken 1/4 cup coconut oil Dash of cumin 1 1/2 tsp coriander, pepper and curry powder, garlic powder A shake of  crushed red pepper flakes if you like it hot 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder (or 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced) 1 handful of fresh parsley leaves Several teaspoons of lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste What to do: Combine all ingredients of the mix and then rub over all the chicken. You can cover this in the fridge for at the least an hour or up to eight hours (the longer the better!). When ready to roast – turn oven on to...

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Calendula & Dandelion Muffins

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 | 0 comments

There is so much ‘out there’ that can be so healthy for you – and it’s FREE! I love picking fresh dandelion, lambsquarters and my favorite – calendula petals! All free and fresh from my non pesticide abode. So, after reading various recipes online, I decided to make one of my own and here’s what I came up with, if you want to try it. After whisking all of this together, simply take a muffin tin (grease it WELL) and then pour some of the mix into the tins to fill about 2/3 of the muffin tin. Pop in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes and then chow...

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