Alcohol

Alcohol How satisfying would it be to, after a hard day’s work, sit down to a truly homemade alcoholic beverage?  Honestly, I wouldn’t know!  I have tried to make wine two times.  The first time my plum wine ended up tasting like apple cider.  The second time was lemon and it was a sweet (way…

Candied Orange Peel And Other Goodies

I know this isn’t what I have posted for quite some time but I made Candied Orange Peels for the first time.  They were not labor intensive, just time consuming.  They were well worth it!  My goal is to have enough candied fruit to eventually make my own Panettone.  At the bottom of this page…

Preserving the Herbal Harvest with Herb Jellies

Preserving the Herbal Harvest with Herb Jellies This piece was developed and written by Kathleen Gips and appears in The Pleasure of Herbs: A Month-by-Month Guide to Growing, Using, and Enjoying Herbs by Phyllis Shaudys (©1986 by Storey Communications, Inc.; published by Garden Way Publishing). Herb jellies capture the essence of fresh herbs in a…

Queen Anne’s Lace (Wild Carrot)

Queen Anne’s Lace (Wild Carrot) If you have ever driven outside of town, just about anywhere, you have probably seen Queen Anne’s Lace (Wild Carrot).  It is an invasive weed in so many areas that I wouldn’t suggest introducing it in your area … just find a good stand of it and harvest from there. …

Soups

Soups Especially in the Winter, there is nothing better than a big bowl of soup (with some warm just out of the oven bread, too).  Here are some fantastic soup recipes to add to your repertoire. Brenda Nolen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ C-M’s No Milk Potato Soup Ok..I cheat on this 1 envelope Knorr leek soup mix* 2…

Burdock

Burdock I have never had any experience with burdock.  Once again, Melana to the rescue! Brenda Nolen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Burdock (Arctium Species) As a kid in the Midwest my brothers and I where basically wild animals foraging off the land every summer. I cannot imagine growing up any other way than being totally free to harass…

Berries, Berries, Berries!!!

Berries, Berries, Berries!!! Oh, berries.  What more do I have to say?  I just adore berries.  I can’t get enough of them!  Blueberries are my favorite but just about any other will do in a pinch!  🙂  Due to the plethora of cranberry recipes, they will have their own page. Brenda Nolen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Berry Cordial…