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New Pattern - 09.25.18

I have been experimenting with my grandfather’s stock, recently given to me by my dad. This is a pattern I finished up this morning.

The center piece is amaranth, as noted by my grandfather, aka purple heart, and is bordered by sugar pine. 34 more words

Wood Inlay

Nine Superfoods for Super Health

By Jerry Del Priore

Much has been written and said about Superfoods, a marketing term used to hype certain foods with conceived health benefits.

Supposed benefits aside, there are certain fantastic foods that are rich in proteins and complex carbs as well as power-packed with vitamins, minerals and other healthful components such as flavonoids – phytonutrients (plant chemicals) found in almost all fruits and vegetables that many have several health benefits, including fighting viruses, cancer, inflammation and allergies. 658 more words


Summer Garden, Winding Down

This years irregular weather has provided a challenging garden season and pushed us to some creative solutions. We put tents made of cloth covered hardware cloth over the pots of mint and used window shade cloth to not only cover some windows but also some plants. 1,026 more words


Banana Smoothie Bowl with Amaranth

Banana Smoothie Bowl with Amaranth

Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients (for 2 hungry people)

  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Mango
  • ½ Pineapple
  • 3 Tablespoons of raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons of walnuts…
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Backyard Foraging, Week Ending 8/5/2018

Today’s post showcases four weeds I haven’t covered previously, or only in passing. I’m also trying to include more recipes to help bridge the gap from “Hey, you can eat this stuff!” to successfully incorporating wild food into meals. 865 more words


Learning From Nature, Week Ending 7/29/2018

I fear the time is coming – maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon (within our lifetimes) – when increasing numbers of us will have to grow increasing quantities of our own food. 738 more words