Benefits of Shiso (Perilla frutescens)

I love to use medicinal herbs as food in the most delicious recipes. This one is definitely a keeper!

Revisiting Trim Healthy Mama

I think I need to revisit my Trim Healthy Mama plan. My pants are a bit tight…I have been eating too many good things….not junk, good fattening desserts, breads, ok so maybe some junk like potato chips and french fries. Ugghhh! Sigh.. To jump start me I downloaded a free menu plan from The Laundry … Continue Reading

Marvelous Morel Hunt

This week was my first real morel hunt. A couple days ago I found one morel, just one but yesterday we found about 50! My friend Stephanie, fellow plant and wild foods geek like me, and I went on an afternoon hunt for morels. She had been looking before so she knew where to look … Continue Reading

A Trip to The International Market

Today was rainy, blah and the kid was home from school for Spring Break so I decided to take a trip to the Buford Hwy Farmer’s Market. Of course it took the old “will ya buy me lunch at the market?” Sometimes when you go out with a teen, you either get silence because they … Continue Reading

10 Days of Goodness: Recipe for Chewy Granola Bars

Granola is one of my favorite treats! Most of the time, that is unless you buy those tiny prepackaged granola bars that are full of sugar and other junk!! I have a couple of recipes for granola that I use with the first being the most popular. Feel free to change the ingredients around. Add … Continue Reading

Recipe For Tarragon Parsley Pesto

Have you ever had a tarragon pesto before? I FINALLY tried fresh tarragon for the first time last month while volunteering at the UGarden(University of GA Garden). Tarragon is simply amazing! I looked up a few recipes and tweaked one to my liking. You can eat it on crackers, veggies, mix with pasta or serve … Continue Reading

Day 23: Finding Freedom in Frugality

“I buy my freedom with my frugality.”~Vicki Robins With all that we have learned this past month, how do you feel? Hopefully quite a bit better than when we started the challenge. There is so much community within this Frugal Living Challenge group even though we don’t know every person, although there are many from … Continue Reading

Day 22: Tips That Are Guaranteed To Save You Money!

                                                                                  “You cannot bring about prosperity                     … Continue Reading

Day 17: All About Sharing Recipes

  Sunday is a day of rest for most of us so I don’t want to give you a big challenge for the day. Day 17 is all about sharing recipes. So head on over to the facebook group – 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge and upload some of your favorite recipes and label in … Continue Reading

Day 16: How Wild Foraging Can Lower The Cost Of Groceries

I changed topics last minute because we are far enough into this to know we are trying to be more frugal and know we need to cut back but how about some ideas you may never thought about? Do any of you forage for fruits, nuts and mushrooms? Free food abounds! Seriously you can feed … Continue Reading