Category: homemade

Marilyn o’reilly’s Irish Soda Bread

Simple irish soda bread recipe that the whole family will love.

Is There Such a Thing as a Perfect Salad?

How did we get to the point where eating a side salad is just an afterthought? Why is it just a way to get in our obligatory daily serving of greens? Salads have long been considered wimpy or rabbit food. We ‘punish ourselves’ by… Continue Reading “Is There Such a Thing as a Perfect Salad?”

Pork Egg Roll – 2 Ways

There is a big movement right now to leave out the carbs and eat foods out of a bowl. I gotta say I am a big fan of food in bowls. I am definitely from the mindset that food should mix…my kids would gasp.… Continue Reading “Pork Egg Roll – 2 Ways”

Creating a Terrarium

Terrariums are so fascinating. They bring back the wonder and curiosity of childhood. Tiny plants in a little woodland setting with hidden mushrooms, pebble paths and fairy houses. I remember creating little villages in the woods as a kid. These days, fairy homes are… Continue Reading “Creating a Terrarium”

Salves, Creams or Lotions?

My family has had many issues with dry, irritated skin on our hands during the winter months. Lots of extra hand washing and dry air… It’s a constant battle. Years ago, we found that the only thing that worked for my husband and didn’t… Continue Reading “Salves, Creams or Lotions?”

Hasselback Potatoes

I spent this cool, windy March day with the windows open because the fire alarm was blaring. I guess this is what happens when you try out a few recipes and aren’t a seasoned chef. I had intended to share 4 different ways to… Continue Reading “Hasselback Potatoes”

Lip Balm for Beginners

I don’t pretend to know what I am doing. This whole clean ingredient/DIY journey is unfolding right in front of your eyes. I am a beginner. But, I embrace my lack of knowledge and my willingness to try. I always tell my kids, “we… Continue Reading “Lip Balm for Beginners”

Butternut Squash Soup

By March here in New England, cold weather comfort foods are less and less on our menu. The days are getting longer and the promise of spring is just around the corner. Fresh foods and home grown options are so close. Unfortunately, Mother Nature… Continue Reading “Butternut Squash Soup”

Macrame is Back

Makers just gotta make. Being creative is a blessing and a curse. I have a long list of ‘projects’ I want to make and medias I want to try. Self growth is never ending…..life is definitely interesting. Macrame has fascinated me since birth. My… Continue Reading “Macrame is Back”

Elderberry Syrup Magic

I hadn’t even heard of elderberry syrup until last winter and even when I heard about it, I had no idea what it was or what it was for. I just knew people were talking about it. When I began my homesteading journey just… Continue Reading “Elderberry Syrup Magic”