Posts to my blog have been scarce during the summer of 2021. I found my concerns over the drought, heat wave, forest fires and pandemic sapped a lot of my creative energy. And the abundant harvest demanded so much of my time. Ironic?
This post is inspired by summer birthdays and plentiful garden vegetables. It could be a carrot cake, or a zucchini cake, or how about a beet cake? Or a combination of all three?
Abundant lettuce suddenly meets unseasonably hot, sunny weather. You know what happens. The lettuce is stressed so instead of producing a nice leafy head, it bolts. I hated to pull and compost all those lettuce plants. But what alternative? Hey presto – grilled bolting buttercrunch. Enjoy!
Black elderberry syrup is valued as a health tonic and herbal medicine. But so expensive! Happily, you can easily make it at home with these instructions.
Allergies. Pollen. Germs. Whatever the cause, having a stuffy head is no fun. This easy lymphatic drainage self massage has been a valuable addition to my natural health toolbox.
Until now I did not know that meringue mushrooms are a thing, and I certainly could not imagine that a sweet treat made with meringue could be keto-friendly. I’m older and wiser now. Enjoy!
Why not grow some sprouted seeds to liven up your meals? Sprouts are brimming with bioavailable nutrients and antioxidants. They grow fast and tending them takes only a few minutes twice a day. Ready to eat in less than a week!
Are seed shortages a concern again in 2021? Maybe I should sort my inventory and place my vegetable garden order early this year. So here I am searching for seeds in mid-January.
Did you know you can make laundry soap from horse chestnuts? They contain saponins just like soapberries. Free, all-natural, easily available laundry soap is on the ground waiting for you.