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Why I Dove In With Oils

I'm going to get straight to it. I made a list of stuff I wanted to get done this winter now that there's not as much to dos outside in the gardens and such.  On top of the list, for the second year in a row - sewing. Well, guess what.  I don't like sewing… Continue reading Why I Dove In With Oils

food, Uncategorized

Slow Cooker Applesauce

Ok, I could have sworn I published this recipe last fall!!  I really think I did!  But when I went to look for it, it was nowhere to be found.  So alas, applesauce.  Warm, cinnamon-y, comfort food-y slow cooker applesauce. The photos are from this past fall - and I am not at all wishing summer away,… Continue reading Slow Cooker Applesauce

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Balsamic Reduction Beef Stew

Hello!  Here's a blog post about stew in July! Because look, I know its summer and hot and not stewy weather, but the garden be poppin' and we just got our new beef in so I had to!! I typically make this with a red wine reception but I've been having wine parties every week… Continue reading Balsamic Reduction Beef Stew

food

Two Ingredient Sourdough Starter

I didn't choose the simple life.  The simple life chose me.  Which is exponentially better than the thug life choosing me.  And tbh, I really, really dig the simple life. Working with my hands and DIY-ing fills my heart and soul and gives me rest.  It's a way of recharging for my introverted spirit and… Continue reading Two Ingredient Sourdough Starter

farmhouse, food, Uncategorized

Bone Brawth & Harmony

Remember Bone Thugz?  If not, gtfo.  Jk you can stay but if you don't click this link and listen to Ghetto Cowboy whilst reading about preparing bone broth and having Laura Ingalls Wilder aspirations well then just stop reading. Fam.  I've been poor, I've been rich, I've been middle, I've been always an American so… Continue reading Bone Brawth & Harmony