I made this coconut milk ice cream recipe using some farm fresh ingredients. I asked my family to taste it and help me name it. My daughter tasted it and immediately said "Oh wow, it's like a scoop of heaven." So, that's what I named it. Read more →
I have had these bitter leaves and flowers in salads and other recipes, but I am all about learning new ways to preserve foods. I tried the dandelion tea using fresh dandelion leaves and decided to try dehydrating dandelion leaves to make tea. It is delicious and perfect for storing long term.
I wasn’t so sure I would like Dandelion Root Coffee, but I thought I would give it a try. Not bad. It has a nutty aroma and flavor.
Some see dandelions as despised weeds, wanting to annihilate them from their yards and flower beds. At my house, we welcome them. We allow them to grow in our yard and keep them around for many reasons.
Growing potatoes in a trash can or barrel allows you to produce a lot of food in a very small location. My kids loved getting involved. It’s a fun way to learn about potatoes and discuss why this method works.
Growing Asparagus: Ahh…Asparagus. I would have to say this is my favorite vegetable. This is one of the many perennial vegetables my parents grew on their property. Asparagus is fairly easy to grow and can produce food for your family for fifteen years or more.
Hanging clothes to dry on a clothesline can be a relaxing and rewarding job. Any excuse to go outside in the sunshine to do housework is good enough for me. Sunlight is a natural sanitizer that kills germs and bacteria. Plus, it makes your clothes smell fresh as they blow in the wind to dry.
Threading a sewing machine can feel like a daunting task. There are so many little moving parts. Practice, practice, practice! You’ll get the hang of it
The first thing you need to do, when threading a sewing machine, is make sure you have a bobbin that matches your top thread. If you don’t already have one, you will have to wind one. Here’s how to wind a bobbin.
Let’s get acquainted with the parts of a sewing machine. I have a labeled picture of the front of a sewing machine and a labeled picture of the threading components of the same machine. Then I have a written description of each part and its function.
When you are ready to start sewing with a sewing machine you will need some more sewing notions and tools. Items you will need for your Machine Sewing Kit.