Recipes Desserts Wild Violet Jelly Recipe “How to make wild violet jelly” or “Another weed not to kill in your yard”. Wild violets usher in spring. The dainty purple wild violet flowers carpet the grass and hint of warmth to come. These flowers come in various shades of purple that are so intriguing at a closer look. At your next opportunity,… Read More → Dandelion Jelly Recipe Dandelions begin growing here just before we are about to get serious with the spring garden. They take all of the built-up cabin-fever energy and beg to be picked before the lawn mower hits the ground. There is a large space on our property where we haven’t had much success with growing anything but green… Read More → Ms. Olivia’s Sweet Peaches A peach buzz began to swirl. There was a buzz among the locals that a peach truck was scheduled to deliver in our small town. There is nothing like access to good foods that aren’t typical of your area. A friend called to let me know it was coming and we started thinking about all… Read More → Cinnamon Rolls with Chestnut Jam and Eggnog Icing Here is a little spin on your classic cinnamon rolls. These cinnamon rolls truly ring of the holiday spirit. They have such a warm and inviting aroma. There are a few cinnamon roll recipes out there that are pretty good. All of the recipes are basically the same. For years, I would hand-knead the dough… Read More → Chestnut Jam Recipe When life gives you chestnuts… you make chestnut jam. When you have more chestnut trees than you can easily count, and they produce an abundance of chestnuts, you find a way to use them, unless of course, you are only using them to feed the local deer and squirrels. Since we have enough nuts to… Read More → Lavender Vanilla Cake Recipe A touch of Lavender adds a delightful touch. This is the first year that I’ve successfully been able to keep a lavender plant AND IT GREW! As my confidence bloomed with more and more purple buds, I started collecting the flowers to dry in order to use in baking. The first time I’d ever had food… Read More → Summer Squash Muffins Recipe There’s all kinds of ways to make squash… this recipe is delicious We only have one yellow squash plant and it’s really been producing! We are so thankful! From this one plant, we’ve been able to enjoy them sauteed, grilled, and fried. We’ve had squash casserole, summer squash pickles, and summer squash relish. Not all… Read More → Bourbon and Honeysuckle Syrup Bourbon lovers may consider this sacrilege, but it’s tasty. I type while sipping an unbelievably sweet drink so forgive if my storytelling goes astray, I ramble or my writing is a bit more fluid than normal. A few weeks ago Amy made the brilliant decision to try her hand at Honeysuckle Jelly (it’s really delightful).… Read More → Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies for the Family Recipe for Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies If there are no gluten-free sweets in the house, our kids gravitate to spoonfuls of peanut butter. I love this recipe for many reasons; it’s delicious, it’s simple and there’s a great backstory. One of our family’s favorite elderly neighbors shared his recipe with me after finding out I… Read More → Snow Ice-Cream: When Nature Provides a Gift, Accept It Cabin-fever hit our homestead. Amy packed all of the winter boots away in the closet. Seeds planted in our simple kitchen countertop greenhouse, have sprouted baby green growth. The chicks that have grown too big for our home, were moved outside. The signs of spring may have been pushed along by our wishful thinking… as… Read More → . sign up for email updates, videos, exclusive recipes & more! ! ! SUBSCRIBE — Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again. Recent Posts Dilly Beans Recipe, Small Batch Bone Broth Basics Lemon Balm Tea, aka Melissa Tea Growing Coriander in the Garden Frugal Gardening and Farm Tip: Tomato tie-up wire CategoriesCategories Select Category Animal Adventures Breakfast Breakfast Chickens Cookies Desserts Eat Your Vegetables Farm Life Garden Gluten Free/Wheat Free Homegrown Thanksgiving Challenge How To Inspired to Try Let’s Get Growing Orchard Recipes Recommendation Side Dishes Turkeys Uncategorized Urban Gardening Videos Videos What’s for Dinner? Archives Archives Select Month October 2019 July 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 February 2019 January 2019 December 2018 November 2018 October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 April 2018 sign up for email updates, videos, exclusive recipes & more! ! ! SUBSCRIBE Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.