Paleo Holiday Cookies

    In 2013, I made a gazillion Paleo holiday cookies and made cookie trays for all of our gluten-free and paleo/primal friends. Every year, I get at least five friends asking for these recipes. So, after several requests for some of my Paleo Holiday Cookie recipes already this year, it's time for me to... Continue Reading →

Farmwife Fire Cider!

Tonight, I set up four quarts of fire cider to mature / infuse for a month. Fire cider is a miraculous tonic / tincture that has been a folk medicine standard for hundreds of years. In the early 1980s, Rosemary Gladstar provided her students at the California School of Herbal Studies with a recipe for... Continue Reading →

On “feminist”…and “farmwife”

After a long rough day (don't ask), I find myself meditating on the nature and meaning of Independence Day. Every Fourth of July, a great deal of the country celebrates with barbecues and parties, apple pies and fireworks. Some people focus on their patriotism, and celebrate their pride as Americans; others lament how they feel... Continue Reading →

BBQ on a Budget

So yesterday, I found out through a friend that my beloved Husband had planned a barbecue for tonight. For around twenty people. At 5 PM. Not a potluck, us feeding them. After asking how he expected us to afford such a thing with no planning or notice (to which he responded, I just said "hot... Continue Reading →

Marinara Sauce (for canning)

Earlier this month, I took my first trip to Charlie's U-Pik in Wiggins, MS with friends. We spent the morning in the heat and humidity wading through mud in our rainboots picking farm fresh produce. The tomatoes, unfortunately, weren't ripe yet. So as I checked out, I grabbed a 25 lb. box of Roma tomatoes... Continue Reading →

Mixed Pepper Jelly

  In the midst of my food preservation / preparation flurry, I've made some large batches of mini (quarter-pint) jars of certain things for our yearly holiday gifts. Come wintertime, all I'll have to do is make pretty labels, and give them to the Man to hand out Yay for reducing holiday stress! Following is... Continue Reading →

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