I love beets. I love their color, I love their shape, I love that they store so well and last forever, I love their taste, and I even love their greens. I make amazing vegetarian patties with beet greens.
One of the great things about my husband being a locksmith is that he gets to drive around between homes and business and meet different people.
Wearing deerskins, was once as common as wearing blue jeans today. Deerskins were the most commonly tanned by Native North Americans because of their availability, durability, and softness. Other animal skins were also tanned and used in various ways, but deer skins were the basic and the most common “fabric” back then.
There is nothing like picking fresh thyme for your healthy chicken dinner on a hot summer afternoon. There is also nothing like picking fresh mint for your honey sweetened tea from your indoor garden on a freezing morning in the dead of winter.
This fall, I’ve decided once and for all to sit down and write my own easy pumpkin bread recipe. I am not sure why, but every year it takes me an awful lot of time to find a recipe that doesn’t have two cups of sugar and canned pumpkin in it. It seems like most recipes […]
2017 was a wild year on the farm. We had all those plans and even though we didn’t accomplish all of them, we did pretty well in my opinion. I was going to write here “it was hard” but then I thought, more than hard, it was just messy and I have to admit, it’s the hardest […]
Every fall, we go to visit a pumpkin patch. Even though we have our own farm now we still keep the tradition because visiting other farms in our area is always so much fun and because those farms have a bunch of fun games for the kids that we don’t have. It’s a fall activity to […]
For the new year, I’ve decided on a special gift for you: an awful, disgusting, yucky ancient Moroccan soup. Just because I love you so much!
Every Christmas we get sick. Not sure what is it with us and this holiday but it’s pretty much a tradition now. I can put it on the calender for next year, this way maybe I’ll remember to prepare some freezer meals ahead of time.
Was it a cold? Or maybe the flu? You know… Runny nose, fever, coughing, overall weakness and very bad kind of feeling.
We were sick for a couple of days before I broke down. I needed my mommy! (Do you know this feeling? When you feel so bad you can’t get out of bed and all you can think of is why, oh WHY, did you make the decision to leave your mother’s house!)
Well, my mom lives about 6,135 miles away…. But I had to hear her voice.
It wasn’t hard for her to figure I felt like dog poop.
“Just make La’Hashu!” She said. Now, my mother comes from a Moroccan home. She was born in Israel but her parents are as Moroccan as one can be. She speaks Arabic fluently and often mixes Hebrew and Arabic together, kind of like Spanglish. Every time she pulls an Arabic word I listen carefully… There is always something either good, tasty, or interesting behind it.
“La’What?” I asked.
At first, I convinced myself that I was going to write this post because the holidays are coming and it’s always a time when everyone is running all over the place trying to get everything done, wrapped and cooked in time and there is so much stress everywhere. Screw the holidays, there are plenty of […]
In the past couple of years, I used hay and straw to cover the soil in my home garden both when there is nothing growing in a bed and between vegetable crops during the growing season as mulch. At first, I did it because I wanted to find a way to get rid of weeds […]
It is the season of apples. I love apples! Green, red, sour, or sweet, I love them all. I have two apple trees. I didn’t plant any of them, they were here when we moved in. They are very old and, unfortunately, very sick.
If you are a gardener, you should consider fall leaves as nature’s gift to you for the upcoming holiday season. Leaves are a precious free resource that mother earth gives us every fall. Not only we can use them to improve our garden soil, but we can also learn a lot from simply watching the natural […]
The freezer is empty. Well, there are a lot of vegetables from the garden there, but no meat. The four deer we processed last fall are in our bellies, the chickens we processed earlier this summer are also in our bellies and I now need to purchase meat from the grocery store.
Basket making has been on my mind for a long time now. It’s such a useful art and a great skill for anyone to learn but especially for those of us who wish to live a little closer to the land. I don’t like knick-knacks. I do like things neat and beautiful but they need to […]