Puffballs are Edible, What?!

I get this question a lot. Puffballs, the round blobs on the front lawn, you know the ones…. that when left become dark, brittle and then “poof” into blackish smoke-like dust. Yes, those blobs are edible mushrooms. BUT and I do mean a BIG but, you must cut open each and everyone to be absolutely … Continue Reading

20 Ways to Use Up Bananas

Bananas are one of the worlds most perfect food! Sometimes we get a little carried away and buy too many. So we gotta get creative and use up those bananas instead of giving them to all the chickens…or the horses ….or the dog, well one of the dogs. 😀 I love bananas and I K-N-O-W … Continue Reading

Eating Local Takes On New Meaning

January, the time for reeling in the spending, figuring new ways to save money and cleaning out the house AND freezer! When you hear “Eat Local”, what do you think? Local beef, local produce from farms near you or the farmer’s market? This month eating local to me means eating out of the freezer and foraging … Continue Reading

How To Use Lemongrass

  Lemongrass  (Cymopogon citratus, C.flexuosus) Have you ever grown lemongrass? Have you ever harvested your plants? It is definitely a labor of love to dig up your lemongrass plants when it is time. You only need one or two plants in the spring because they will grow to gigantic proportions by the end of the … 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

Eat The Peppergrass!

Peppergrass? As the name implied – the seed pods or disks or whatever they are called taste spicy and peppery. I never really paid any attention to this plant. It always seemed insignificant, tiny and I kind of didn’t notice it much. Today, on the other hand, it seemed to just jump out at me … Continue Reading

Dinner From Wild Foods

  Have you ever made a meal from wild foods? Spring is just starting to peek about in our neck of the woods and weeds are growing! The first lovely little flower and wild food to pop out is the dandelions of course. 🙂 Along with henbit, purple dead nettle, chickweed, yellow dock and mint. … Continue Reading

Wildcrafting Wednesday Special Edition!

Welcome to a special Hygiene Edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday! This Hygiene Edition is hosted by: Sharon @ Woodwife’s Journal, Jennifer @ The Entwife’s Journal, Kathy @ Mind, Body and Sole, Alix @ Blessed in Homemaking, Kristin @ Herban Momma, and me! 🙂 Spring is right around the corner and what better time to turn over … Continue Reading

Wildcrafting Wednesday!

Hi Friends! Just a friendly reminder so you don’t forget to join us for Wildcrafting Wednesday this week and to tell you about a Special Hygiene Edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday that we’ll be hosting next Wednesday, March 5th. Spring is right around the corner and what better time to turn over a new leaf and … Continue Reading