Gather

Deep fall when leaves have left their precarious perches high above heads, making their journey back to the earth, after the color, the vibrancy, the autumnal glow is fading, is the time to gather wild rosehips.  The hard frost has been upon the homestead steadily for over a week now. Breaking through ice that freezes thick on water troughs…

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Eat Well. Be Well.

There is a connection with how we choose to nourish our bodies to both our energy levels and vibrancy.  When we eat beautiful whole foods, we have more energy to live and enjoy life and do the work we are called to do.  We radiate health and wellbeing both inwardly and outwardly.  In contrast when we…

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Fire-Roasted Green Tomato Salsa

As frost permeates both air and earth on our little homestead, I take inventory on the stacks of baskets, heaps of buckets, and enamelware burgeoning with garden glory.  I never can quite seem to let the green tomatoes go to frost.  I think maybe I am holding on to the hope in the green, the…

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The Accidental Food Activist

So, I never set out to be an influencer.  Only a homestead mama sharing the joy.  However, sometimes, somewhere along the way, purpose finds you.  You can choose to step into the moment, lean in hard and listen good, or you can shrink back and shy away from it. One choice will feel right, good,…

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Quick Pickles

If you are looking for a way to share the bounty of the season, this recipe from Marisa over at Food in Jars, is a fabulous way to do just that.  It is different from many pickle recipes, in the use of both mint and cilantro, which combine to become a dynamic duo.  With a…

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Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free)

Fall is ripe for adventure.  There are football games and tailgating, extra friends home after the big game, bonfires under starlit skies, last minute sunny afternoon picnics, bike rides down winding gravel roads, apple picking, and hiking through fall colors.   All this activity calls for a little something to keep everyone well fed and…

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Zoodles And Easy Homestead Pesto

Zucchini + Noodles = Zoodles! Really. Fresh raw pasta, adorned with summertime flavors paints a new picture of zucchini.  One splashed with vibrant flavors, rich smooth oils, mingling with tantalizing tomatoes, all on a zucchini canvas.  Which as you know, if you have ever delt with summer’s most abundant vegetable, is ripe with opportunity to…

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Gratitude

As I seek balance in the wake of abundant summer harvest my heart fills with gratitude.  I am learning to be still in the moment and lean into the presence of filling.  Learning to stand in comfortable awareness that there is much to do, yet allowing myself to be fully present with the task at…

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Bircher-Muesli

Otherwise known as easy overnight oats.   YUM! Bircher-Muesli is a simple, traditional, soaked & cultured, overnight oatmeal that takes just a few moments before bedtime to be ready upon your rising in the morning.  It is worth those moments, you are worthy of those moments.  Making this muesli in a mason jar makes it…

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Making Coconut Milk

I choose to elevate both my mind and body through beautiful nourishing whole foods. Natural homemade coconut milk is a refreshingly light, dreamy milk that pairs beautifully with fresh herbs and the tastes of summer.  Whether imbibing in coconut milk straight up, or on the rocks with fresh chocolate mint muddled into a fabulous summer…

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