You may be asking yourself when you read the title of this blog–what is a potager? Potager is french for kitchen garden. When I plant my garden I always include herbs and pretty flowers. In a sense that is the concept behind a potager. A kitchen garden is usually right outside your kitchen door where … More Planning a Potager
A decade of blogging about good food! #livinghealthy #healthylifestyle #goodfood Where do I start? Just the other day I was discussing how many years I’d been blogging–18 years to be exact. My first blog was on LiveJournal and I blogged about my daily life. My posts were like something you would share in your personal … More Happy Anniversary Finn!
Headache/Sinus Headache/Facial Migraines –Peppermint Essential Oil. Pain-bone spur pain, arthritis pain, bursitis pain–Copaiba Essential Oil Colds, Flu, Sinus Issues- 1 tsp elderberry syrup every 1-2 hours for 12 hours. Mood- I diffuse Orange and sometimes Lemon Essential Oil Menopause issues- I eat yams–roasted, pureed, anyway they taste good. Sometimes mixed with mashed potato and sometimes … More Building a strong immune system–what’s in my medicine cabinet
A dream come true– I’ve just made homemade biscuits from scratch! For years and years, I’ve been buying and to be perfectly honest we’ve never been happy with them. So today I followed a recipe by @colonialmilling Combine in a bowl: 2 c All Purpose Flour, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp … More Homemade Biscuits – an urban homesteader treat
Can it be that summer is almost over? As of this month I’ve been at my container garden now for almost 8 months. From my failed starter plants I worked on in January and February, to the young plants I nurtured inside March until late April that became my super producers all summer long. My … More Hello August!
This week- a few things I did today as I enjoyed my day off! It’s blueberry season here in Wisconsin and I just happened to have got my hands on 3 pints of fresh berries. I froze some for smoothies, so now we have fresh strawberries and fresh blueberries for smoothies this winter. My husband … More Blueberry Buckle Recipe–and processing produce tips!
Things are thinning out in my container garden–my lettuce, cherry tomatoes, first growth of rosemary, lemon thyme, and potatoes have now been harvested. Containers that have become waterlogged due to the excessive rain we’ve had in these parts have been drained, emptied and stored away until next year. I have replaced some with a couple … More My Container Garden at 10 Weeks!
Every winter both my husband and I get asked at least a dozen times why we don’t get colds or flu. We just don’t. This past winter was my 11th year of good health–no cold and no flu at all. Do I get sick? Well, I do have days where my allergies kick my butt. … More Sacrificing– a way (and means) to better health
Tired of having to pay subscription prices for a meal plan? or sign up for tips and tricks and end up inundated with spam emails? Here’s a 7-day meal plan without a catch–no hassles, no subs, and definitely no hidden costs. Summer time is a time where meal planning can get a little hectic. School’s … More Summer Meal Planning–7 day meal plan
Week 7 has been a busy week- suckers to pluck off of tomato plants growing fast and the first of the potato bugs. Even in a small garden, there is work and diligence needed. I was shocked to see a potato bug–we’re two stories up? So at this time, I have removed two of them … More Container Gardening Week– #7