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Lemon and Dill Salt

Lemon and Dill Salt

I've been thinking about making a Lemon and Dill Salt since first deciding to try my hand at a handmade holiday again this year!  To be honest, it was the copious amounts of dill coming out of the garden (and zero cucumbers) that helped with the decision ;-) So, last week, after making a batch of my favorite cookies, and…
Mint Sugar & Mint Extract

Mint Sugar & Mint Extract

Got mint? Yeah...mint sure is prolific, isn't it?! So, when thinking about DIY gifts for this year's gift series and my first intention to pull as many ingredients as possible from our garden before going elsewhere to source items, of course mint came to mind! Now, I've dried mint in the past and kept it for tea during the cold…
DIY Gift Series – Going With The Flow

DIY Gift Series – Going With The Flow

In a society that prides itself on the biggest, shiniest, most expensive new thing available on the market, homemade items can be a welcome gift to both give and receive.  As I mentioned in my introduction post a couple of weeks ago, my intention this summer and fall is to create as many DIY gifts as possible in an effort to…
DIY Gift Series – An Introduction

DIY Gift Series – An Introduction

In my twenties, as a working, single mom who was also attending college full time, I was incredibly organized because I had to be. I was working in a restaurant six days a week, which kept a roof over our heads and food on the table, but I wasn't emotionally invested in what I was doing, so work stayed at…
How to Preserve Red Chile

How to Preserve Red Chile

Chile is one of those words that encompasses many things (and is spelled a couple of different ways).  There are so many different varieties of chile, that by simply using the word, one could be talking about green, red, cayenne, bells, bananas, pimentos, poblanos, jalapenos, or any number of other varieties. In New Mexico, however, where Hatch Chile grows in…
Butternut Squash as Baby Food (DIY)

Butternut Squash as Baby Food (DIY)

Last weekend, for the first time ever, we officially made our own baby food for Sprout. It's funny how the little things can make a Mama so happy, isn't it? You know...organic, free from additives, delicious, pure, baby food? Oh yeah! Add to all that Sprout's gorgeous smile and no matter what's happening in the world, my heart is full...…
Homestead Hacks

Homestead Hacks

Alright, serious question here...Who doesn't need a few extra hours in their day? Right. We're all trying to do so much all the time! I know I feel super busy and pressed for time more often than not, so when I come across something that either saves me time or saves me from some stress, I'm all over it! So,…