Archive | April, 2013

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Pumpkin Seed Milk


With all the pumpkins and zucchini and squash I’ve collected a good-sized collection of seeds. I seem to rarely have the time to pick away at them to get at the goods inside the shells. I pondered on this…how could I get the hulls off? How do they do it commercially – there has to be […]

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The Cumfrey Works


I don’t know about how it does on burns yet, but the cumfrey salve I made works on inflamed zits! I had one in my ear yesterday, and since I needed to test this stuff I made, I’m starting to put it on things. 24 hours later the little sore center was there but the large bump […]

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Making the Salve


The dry ingredient have soaked since yesterday and I’ve spun them in the blender. I’m warming up the oil and beeswax slowly. I don’t want it to get too hot and ruin the good benefits of the herbs. I see that each time I add some of the ‘cooler’ ingredients that the wax-oil mixture wants to […]

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Chard Souffle


I’m finally getting around to this one. I’ve planned it for an eternity and since I did the ‘dried green experiment’. Swiss Chard provides an enormous volume of green material. I didn’t want it to go to waste, so I dried it. That worked really well. Now I need to make things out of it. This […]

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Burn Salves


I’ve been contemplating my next salve remedy for a while. I want everything in it, but also toy with the idea of using  just what is available. With help from some of you and the internet I came up with the list of possibly and important ingredients: Comfrey, Aloe juice, Vitamin E, Lavender oil, St. John’s wort, […]

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Greek squash


I gave away another grocery bag of spagetti squash. I still have  12..13..14…..15! I’m going to a potluck. Whatcha think I should put together? 1 BIG squash cut in large chunks, throw it in the crock pot…add 2 big chopped onions of course, add a few tablespoons of Feta cheese or whatever’s left in this container, […]

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I Love my Pantry


I didn’t want to wait 10 years to get a pantry done, but it was worth the wait. When Hubby finally got the plans done and a machinist to do the job, he came up with a masterpiece! When it was finished the worker had a story to tell. His wife had very recently brought […]

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A Series on Log House Building #11


When you are making the walls you sure don’t want to forget to make holes for the electrical lines and phone lines and such. If you skip this part, then you will be doing it with metal conduit on the inside where it won’t look so lovely. Codes (depends on your area of the world) won’t […]

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