Note: This is a post from last year that somehow didn’t make it to being posted. I found it as I was looking for a recipe and thought you might still enjoy it.
Although we`re nearing the end of summer, the garden is still in full swing, and keeping me busy harvesting zucchini, beans, and of course corn. In the past, my easy out was always to freeze them, but since going off-grid we are down to one freezer, and it’s pretty full already. So what was a girl to do. Continue reading
Well spring has finally sprung, and we have been busy planting lots more asparagus, as our reward for our hard efforts we enjoyed picking some of the asparagus we already had, from a patch we had planted years ago. I love perennial vegetables, anything that I only have to plant once gets lots of stars in my book. I think we planted between fifty to a hundred in our last patch, but we love asparagus so much and since we get our crowns from V.Kraus Nurseries for such a good price, we decided to plant another two hundred this year. Am I crazy? Maybe, but can you really have too much asparagus? Not when you’ve got a great recipe like this. Continue reading
Although maple syrup is great just the way it is, maple candy is wonderful on a whole new level. Taking a bite and feeling those little maple syrup crystals melting on your tongue is something you must experience for yourself. It doesn’t require much, just a large pot, a thermometer, a candy mold or a silicone mold, some maple syrup, a little coconut oil, and a little vegetable oil. Continue reading
The boys favorite way to eat sprouts are on these vegan “Egg” Patties, but you can top the patties any way you want, and they will still turn out great as long as you follow these two secrets. Continue reading
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It’s that time again, the sap is running, and the syrup is flowing off the pans. What better time to have a great healthy pancake to go with it. Some times just saying healthy is like saying yucky, but this is so far from the truth with these guys. Yes, they contain no oil, no sugar, and they are total vegetarian (vegan), totally delicious all at the same time. Continue reading
What could be better than pancakes drizzled in maple syrup? I got it! Pancakes drizzled in your own home made maple syrup, from your own trees. Continue reading
Sprouts are one thing you can grow no matter where you live, and no matter what the season. They are a great way to keep having greens even in the dead of winter. They are so simple to grow, really you can absolutely do this.
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Seed organization is not that hard, and can save you a lot of money in the long run. Before you go out and buy more seeds, make sure you don’t already have them. I have been guilty of this on numerous occasions. So this year I decided to organize my seeds and make a list of the packages of seeds I have and an approximate amount of seed in each package. Continue reading
Ever found an old package of seeds lying around, but you weren’t sure if they were still good. Ever planted a package of seeds and they just never came up, and it was too late to order more and replant. A seed viability test is simple to do, and uses things most people have lying around the house. Continue reading
It was my oldest son’s turn to pick what we had for dinner, and he picked Alfredo. In the past I have always used cashews to make my cream sauce for Alfredo; but today I wasn’t even sure I had enough cashews to make it, but I did have left over millet that I had cooked up this morning and I figured I would try something new. Continue reading