May Day is coming up! I have happy memories of making May Day cones with my mom; perhaps I'll revive the tradition with my kids and brighten the neighbors' day while I'm at it:)
We've made our fair share of sauerkraut, but I was never completely in love with the flavor. I couldn't get it to taste as good as the stuff from the store, until the last two batches which turned out SO delicious. Here's how I did it.
Sometimes, I just give in to the craving...
These sandals are so cute and fun! I'm thinking we could make something similar though, don't you think? Maybe cutting up an old pair of flip flops, or some craft foam and super gluing them to the bottom of a pair of flops... Couldn't be too hard, right?
Apparently four-year olds want to eat spray-painted cartoon characters. Here is a conversation between Sam and I, with direct quotes. "Sam, what kind of cake do you want for your birthday?" I'm thinking he'll request one of my regular culinary wonders: a nice sourdough chocolate cake, maybe honey-sweetened carrot cake, or perhaps one of my favorites, whole wheat cake with burnt butter frosting. Instead he says, "I want a JUNKY cake! From the store! With PINK frosting!!!" Um... yeah. So, what does one say to the light of their life on their fourth birthday when the desire of their little heart is a poisonous cake?
So, I got this jar from a neighbor, and when she handed it to me it was all I could do not to recoil. Does it not totally look like something you would see in some back alley curiosity shop where they have pickled two-headed goats and unicorn horns for sale?
I really love the idea of an articles club. Wouldn't this be the perfect thing for sitting around with a bunch of other moms, in someone's backyard on a warm summer evening (while the kids are somewhere else...), sipping lemonade with your feet in the grass? Who's in?
It's that time of year, time to be buying and planting tons of little seedlings! Unless, of course, you are a planner and already have trays of little starts ready to go. I am sometimes, but not this year.
Instead, I'm trying another angle to get lots and lots of little plants for super cheap...
I had never heard of a haramake until the spritely Kathy from Bliss Beyond Naptime emailed me. She's here to tell us what they are and why we might need them!
Has anyone else got the springtime-sneak-attack-flu in their house? Here's a little recipe from the archives, shared on Plan to Eat for our healing springtime soup.
Thank you to Megan from Fig and Fauna for this gorgeous post about how to dye eggs from plants. Have a peek; I bet you have most of these in your kitchen and yard!
Wouldn't it be nice if someone boiled down all the magic and mystery of herbal medicine making into one tidy little book? Something manageable, something you would actually use? Oh, wait they did! It's right here.
The nice thing about Holly's book is that she focuses on thirteen basic herbs that she calls the essential herbs.
What is childhood without a little magic? I'm all about believing. In fact, if you asked me now, I'd tell you I believe in little people and unicorns. Don't laugh. It's just that it's more fun than not believing. Long after I found out about Santa's Helpers (a.k.a. my parents), I still liked to believe in Santa, because where's the fun in being all factual? I want my kids to have believing hearts as well, and recently I lent a little help to that belief...