At the beginning of the year, I was so pleased to see a commercial, produced by the Land O’ Lakes company honoring the farmers of this land. As a text, they used one of my favorite poems by Amelia E. Barr, entitled simply, The Farmer. Today is National Farmer’s Day. Stop and think where [Continue Reading …]
Just a little bit of everything else.
There is something to be said for family traditions. Most of them – in my family anyway, have to do with food! It has been fifty Christmases since Chocolate Mint Sticks were introduced into my life. . . . That’s a lot of Christmases. These soft, sweet, chocolate/peppermint masterpieces have been part of my Christmases [Continue Reading …]
I have been blessed beyond measure with having many amazing people in my life! One of those blessings is my friend, Leslie (she’s the gorgeous one on the left). I love her like a sister! She is one of those people, that, well, all I can say is – everyone needs a Leslie in their [Continue Reading …]
I first became aware of solar ovens several years ago, while attending a church activity. The entire evening revolved around food storage and alternative methods of cooking during emergencies. One of the sessions I attended was ‘How to Cook Using a Solar Oven’. I have to admit, I was skeptical about the claims being made [Continue Reading …]
What would Easter be without beautifully colored eggs? Hard-boiled eggs dyed to perfection – each a thing of beauty. But, have you ever considered what your eggs are being dyed with? We try very hard to avoid food dye in our home. For years, I have wanted to try using natural substances to color our [Continue Reading …]