Small space gardening, cooking, and crafts

Balcony Gardening Part 1: Seedlings in a Small Space

Spring is here and I'm ready to garden! Unfortunately, the weather isn't much for supporting my enthusiasm. With some nights still dropping into the 30's, there just isn't a lot of hope for giving my crop a jump start. Or is...

Lemon Extract & Infusions

No one likes to waste food, least of all me. I have made so many attempts to recycle food scraps into treasure over the years, with varying degrees of success. There is always a balance point between quality and the time spent...

Hot Toddy

Ah, winter. The season of soup, snow and cuddly blankets. I have been a fan ever since childhood, and still get downright giddy when I hear that we might get a few flurries. Don't get me wrong, I love the other...

We Are Back!!!

Without a few rocks in the road, we wouldn’t be able to fully appreciate the greatness of the journey we’re on. And while the past few months have rolled a few boulders my way, I’m so excited to announce that new...

Young Fruit Mead, Plus Tips for Aging

If you have been following along with our fermentation series, then you have already made your own Fermentation Jar, NY Style Deli Pickles and Authentic Sauerkraut. While there are so many other delicious ferments to cover in future articles, we will...

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Balcony Gardening Part 1: Seedlings in a Small Space

Spring is here and I'm ready to garden! Unfortunately, the weather isn't much for supporting my enthusiasm. With some nights still dropping into the 30's, there just isn't a lot of hope for giving my crop a jump start. Or is there... Allow me to introduce the mini greenhouse. There are a number of brands and methods… View More

Categories: Garden, Highlights

Tags: small space gardening, gardening, balcony gardening, mini greenhouse, Jiffy, organic gardening, herb garden, indoor gardening, planting seeds, beginner gardening, urban gardening, grow from seeds, how to grow plants

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Lemon Extract & Infusions

No one likes to waste food, least of all me. I have made so many attempts to recycle food scraps into treasure over the years, with varying degrees of success. There is always a balance point between quality and the time spent mastering a new recipe or technique that its often more pratical to just feed the compost worms. Extracts, tinctures & Infusions, however, are the exception. If you have time… View More

Categories: Recipes, Highlights

Tags: Extracts, tinctures, lemon, infusions, Alcohol, lemoncello, lemon peels, limoncello

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Hot Toddy

Ah, winter. The season of soup, snow and cuddly blankets. I have been a fan ever since childhood, and still get downright giddy when I hear that we might get a few flurries. Don't get me wrong, I love the other seasons too, but there is something magical about these dark and restful months. That is, until you catch the flu. I'm a firm supporter of flu shots and pony up to the pharmacy every year (ok, I forgot last year and… View More

Categories: Recipes, Highlights

Tags: Flu, Flu remedy, honey, toddy, theraflu, OTC flu alternative

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We Are Back!!!

Without a few rocks in the road, we wouldn’t be able to fully appreciate the greatness of the journey we’re on. And while the past few months have rolled a few boulders my way, I’m so excited to announce that new content will soon be on the way! I have so many new recipes, crafts and garden projects to share, and you can expect more than a few new adventures in 2017 as… View More

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