MEDICINAL AND CULINARY USES FOR BACHELOR BUTTONS

How many of you are growing a garden this year? How many of you have flowers in your garden? How about medicinal flowers?

We started our garden out with just things that could be eaten. It was a way to help cut down the food cost and to know the story of where our food was coming from. Which...

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Golden Turmeric Chicken/Shrimp Curry Recipe

Did you know that you can cook with tea and not just drink it? One of our Super Fan's and V.I.P. Members, Kris Miller, sent us this lovely recipe using Golden Turmeric Spice Tea in a curry dish. What makes it super fantastic is that not only is it yummy, not only does it have anti-oxidant packed...

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Matcha Shamrock Shortbread Recipe

 

Matcha Shamrock Shortbread cookies add that little special touch to our yearly family celebration and heritage. 

You see the Farmer and I both have Irish heritage in our family. We grew up celebrating St. Patrick's Day every year and when it came to picking a name for our youngest son...

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EAT TEA: SMOKEY LAPSANG MEATBALL RECIPE

Oh winter. The last few weeks of the wet and the rain in Oregon really start to get to a person. It's dark, its gloomy. ITS WET! Really wet, like slip around outside when its wet, wet. 

We spend much more time in the house than we care to but there is so little to do in so much rain and mud....

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DIY Salve & Infused Oil Recipes

 

Our herbal medicine journey has been a long time in the making, but it really started to take off in about 2012. It started with some random online learning here and there, then an online course.

I ordered my first seeds to plant in my first garden. Seeds of Change had a close out deal...

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MAKING TRADITIONAL FERMENTED SAUERKRAUT

 

Gut shots and kraut pounders. A couple of words I didn't think would probably ever enter my vocabulary until a few years ago. Doesn't sauerkraut just come in a jar? Isn't that, that stinky stuff that goes on roast beef sandwiches? Cabbage? Bleck! I wasn't a fan of sauerkraut in the...

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Recipe: Tea Infused Turkey Pinwheels

 

The stores in town are busting out the Christmas trees and the lights. The holiday bazaars have started and so has the shopping. Down at the farm life is a little bit slower. 

This time of year we are embracing fall, even if the coldness feels a bit more like winter. We are enjoying...

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Pumpkin Spice Bulletproof Chai (Recipe)

The leaves are falling, the grapes are changing colors. The fall and Christmas decor is already in the stores. Wait! What? What is the date?!

While the official first day of fall is not until September 22nd (not too far off), down on the farm we are ready for this slower time of year to come....

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Dehydrating Tomatoes for Sauce

 

The tomatoes are coming wildly from the garden, as soon as one batch is put up there is another batch! WE love our tomatoes though and we are thinking we probably grew enough to make enough pasta sauce all year without having to buy any.

After all I planted 80 tomato plants! Yes. I'm...

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VIDEO: Harvesting and Using Calendula

 

Happy Friday to you all! We have been SOOOO busy on the farm, is it really Friday already?!

Harvest season comes on slowly and then just really starts to take off this time of year. While we haven't even hit the height of it yet we are continually filling and refilling the dehydrator with...

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SOURDOUGH CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS & RECIPE ROUND-UP

 

Plant a zucchini and feed the world, the saying goes. Well my over exuberant self had to plant the WHOLE package of zucchini seeds because what if those pill bugs liked zucchini seeds and left me with none like my lettuce, like my beans? I didn't stop to consider that they might all grow....

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How to Make FABULOUS Sourdough Bread - The simple Way

 

Bread has been the staff of life for many ages and only in recent times has it come under attack for being hard to digest and nay even the cause of our ill digestion. 

Celiac disease is on the rise and gluten free diets are all the rage. Did our staff of life go bad on us or did...

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