Author Archives: Erin D.

Fermenting in Cold Houses

Our house is generally on the cool side, between 65 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit, in the fall through spring months. This can make fermenting projects such as kefir, [..]

Fermented Foods, Kombucha, Product Recommendations, Tools ,

“Yer Damn Skippy” Beef Short Ribs Recipe

A reformed vegetarian has a go at low and slow Until recently, when I thought “ribs,” I harked back to the somewhat crunchy, dry, pain-in-the-ass ribs from my [..]

Food, Gluten-Free, Recipe , ,

Guest Post at Pantry Paratus

Howdy folks – Some of you might be interested in the guest post I have up today over at Pantry Paratus; it’s about using all-natural cleaners around the [..]

Cleaning Products, Community, Food, Sustainability , ,

Giveaway!

Hey folks! I’ve been meaning to get this giveaway up for over a month now, but had hoped to have been able to report great success with making [..]

Food, Giveaway, Product Recommendations ,

Paralysis

It’s not uncommon for me to be utterly immobilized by having Too Much to Do. There’s easily a list of 100 things I need to be doing right [..]

Mental Well-Being, Stress , , ,

Mind-Blowing Buttermilk Ice Cream Recipe

Anyone with half an attention span has by now noticed I’ve been posting more ice cream recipes than any other food lately. Evidently, I’ve had a yearning to [..]

Cow Share, Eggs, Food, Gluten-Free, Recipe, Vegetarian , ,

Yard Work 101: Wheelbarrows

Today, I tackled a project which direly needed doing: Getting the area around the raised beds by the house mulched. While my back ran out of juice before [..]

Gardening, Planning, Tools , , ,

Spicy Pickled Eggs

My lovely friend Adrienne of Whole New Mom will likely want to gag when she reads this post; like many in the whole/real foods movement, she’s so sick [..]

Eggs, Gluten-Free, Recipe, Vegetarian , ,

A Rhubarb Bed in 2 Hours

Somewhere, in front of this fence, lurking behind all that grass and weeds, are two Victoria rhubarb plants. Can you make them out? Due to terrible initial planning [..]

Gardening, Planning, Planting

All-Natural Leg Wax – Followup

It’s been 12 days since The Great Leg Waxing – right around the amount of time I’d say it’s “worth the mess, discomfort, and time” involved with a [..]

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