We unpacked the ice cream machine yesterday. Two batches have been made, both dairy-free, one egg-free (and of course both gluten-free, as goes with everything here). I got both recipes from Danielle Walker's first cookbook, Against All Grain. You can find it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble, along with her other two wonderful cookbooks. … Continue reading Officially Summer
Just sharing a recipe I made the other day, knowing that this week was going to be very hot. This is a really nice way to get Big Brother his NingXia serving and keep him cool at the same time. Plus, he thinks it's super special - win! This recipe makes four popsicles, with 1oz … Continue reading NingXia Red Popsicles
Happy first of May, everyone! I was feeling a little sluggish due to some cloudy weather and a "mostly cloudy, some rain" forecast for the week, so I'm making up for it with a can-do attitude and some cheerful essential oils in the diffuser. Nothing is getting me down this week! Here's what's on tap … Continue reading Making my own sunshine
Easter Sunday is just two days away, and today Big Brother and I checked to see on the eggs we dyed overnight. I tried it two years ago and was a little disappointed with the results. This time, I feel better about my method and three of the five colors we did (I know how … Continue reading Naturally dyed Easter eggs
Woohoo, the year is fresh and I am motivated! I mentioned knitting gifts throughout the year, and I began preparing for this by adding several patterns to my queue on Ravelry (lovely knitting and crocheting community website) last night. I'm looking forward to sharing my progress as the year passes, and ticking gifts off my list well … Continue reading Knit all the things!
Well folks, this is what happens when you decide to do some knitting while watching anime with your husband at the end of the day when you are tired. You get the kids to bed, and you think everything is going well as you do two hours of work on your project...only to discover the next … Continue reading Knitting mistakes
I really do enjoy knitting. Almost as much as I enjoy reading and gardening. I find it relaxing and rewarding, especially when I learn a new "trick", like the time I learned how to make bobbles for a special project, or when I learned how to cable. By the way, if you have learned how … Continue reading Knitting
I've been building up our freezer supply of chicken broth ahead of the fall/winter seasons, and we just shopped today at our local health store for elderberries so I can make a batch of Elderberry Syrup. We are using Thieves on our feet also...and I applied some to Big Brother's just now after we spent a couple of … Continue reading Ready for the seasons
Oh lovely Autumn! Crisp air, hot cider, pumpkins. My favorite season. I had to write a haiku to show my joy for, and love of the season we have just entered. I have gotten two knitting projects under my belt and am about to launch into two more. Hooray! We have had a busy past … Continue reading Autumn is here!
It's August, and I've just pulled my knitting box out of the closet. Why? I'm hoping to avoid the stress and headaches I've endured the past two times I've made knitted gifts for Christmas. Yes, I gave myself headaches by knitting too much, too close to the holiday. But no more! This year, I am … Continue reading Winter prep