Remember last week, when we made an amazing mulberry jam from Pakistani Mulberries? So this week we are going to use the jam to make thumbprint cookies. The recipe for the dough is just a simple recipe for sugar cookies. I make them all the time with my kids. They love decorating them with sprinkles […]
My childhood memories include a whole lot of mulberries. I grew up in Israel, in a small place called Kibbutz. If you are not familiar with a Kibbutz, it’s basically a self-sustained commune. You can learn more about the Kibbutz Here. We used to skip classes and go wandering around. You could find us in different […]
I had the pleasure of spending another magical weekend at Turtle Island Preserve. It’s becoming my favorite destination for mommy-run-away-weekend (I spent a weekend there before learning how to tan deer hides). This time, I went to volunteer for the weekend and ended up receiving a privet bamboo workshop! How that happened, I am still not […]
This is one of my favorite bread recipes! There is no need to knead the dough, it is made of simple ingredients that are super cheap, and it looks and tastes like a fancy bread from a professional bread maker from a small village in the lush green hills of France.
”Mommy, I’m hungry”. I swear I’ve heard this sentence more times than I’ve heard the guineas screeching… And those guys don’t shut up EVER so it’s saying something. My kids are hungry every 30 minutes. My four-year-old boy will eat me if I let him!
There is nothing like the taste of a fresh garden tomato. An organic, homegrown tomato tastes nothing like the one you get at the store. I think most people know that and in fact, I think that tomatoes bring more people to gardening than any other fruit or vegetable.
I am the kind of girl who prefers to clean horse poop than my indoor bathroom… I know that there are other farm girls out there who understand me. But, you gotta do what you gotta do, so Monday is usually cleaning day around here. I used to do it all by myself. I used […]
I was always the one to hand over the screws. And I grew to hate it. Growing up, I spent most of my time in the barn with the horses. It was a small barn in a commune in Israel (a kibbutz). Every business in the kibbutz made money for the village… We had cows […]
You know the delicious whole roasted chicken you get at the grocery store? The one with the crispy seasoned skin and the juicy, falling off the bone meat? You know why it comes out this way? I’ll tell you why… Because it is hanging in the air instead of laying in its own juices while […]
One of the main reasons I decided to try the top-bar hive method of beekeeping is because I knew that it will be fairly easy and inexpensive to build my own hive. When I was in elementary school we had an agriculture class as part of our academic studies (I grew up in Israel in […]
Today, I am sharing with you a simple recipe for almond butter cookies. It’s a super simple recipe that you can put together in minutes. One of the reasons I love it so much is because you can leave the cookie dough in the fridge for a few days and bake a few cookies at […]
Class number six of the beekeeping program that I am taking was all about plants for honeybees. Just a couple of days before the class I planted a whole acre of crimson clover. I didn’t look at the class schedule or I would have waited a couple of days before planting. We had a break […]
Here is a traditional Israeli dish. I can guarantee every Israeli under the age of has 2 already eaten these meatballs at least once, and this dish is going to probably be a regular throughout their lives. It’s easy, it’s healthy, and it’s very tasty. As kids, we used to eat this for lunch (lunch, not […]
Please note that this is my research. It’s been a big dream of mine to keep bees. As I started researching the topic, I discovered that there are two main ways of keeping bees; in the common Langstroth hive or in a Top-Bar hive. Being me, of course I chose the less common way and […]