Category Archives: Recipes

Fall is in the Air, Chili Anyone?

Finally. While we’ve had cool nights for a while now, it was still getting into the 80s during the afternoon. After a record-breaking summer and a drought that has caused great distress to many Wisconsin farmers, I’m ready for fall … Continue reading

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Stinging Nettle, an Excellent Spring Herb

To many, nettle is a pest, a weed. And it actually does need to be handled carefully or it will sting, true to the name. But it is also a wonderful herb. And cheap–you might have some in your back … Continue reading

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Is Olive Oil Always Best? You Might be Surprised

I was formerly of the opinion that olive oil was the best oil, very good for us, almost a cure all–and that I should use it whenever I was going to use oil. I’ve since learned that it’s not quite … Continue reading

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Make Kitty–and Yourself–Happy With Wheatberries

It’s so easy to grow your own cat grass, provided you can get the grains. Wheat berry is what I use and I am able to get them locally at Willy Street Coop. Fill a shallow container about half full … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Electrolyte Water

I get dehydrated a lot, and when it comes to weather like this, more than a lot. It really is difficult for me to drink the amount of water I need when I’m sweating. So, in the past I’ve resorted … Continue reading

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Hot Tea Tips for Hot Tea Month

This is the second posting for Hot Tea Month. We just love the stuff! I confess to being a bit of a tea snob—blame it on my Brit heritage—so I have a few tea-making tips of my own. How to … Continue reading

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Soup-er Cold this Weekend

Tomorrow’s high is predicted to be 5 degrees above zero with a -30 wind chill. It will be our coldest day so far this year. For me, this is soup weather. I love all types of soup. Tom Yum is … Continue reading

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Goods from the Garden (and the Market)

I love going to the farmer’s market this time of year–there is so much to choose from. Some farmers still have spring goodies like lettuce as well as herbs and later crops like squash. For whatever reason, I’ve never gotten … Continue reading

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