Category Archives: Homemade is Best

Dandy Jelly

    It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stony street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun. ~ Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) With our very cool, wet and late spring, […]

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Creativity {in the Home}

    “As wonderful as the results of our creativity can be, beautiful results are not the only benefit which the spirit of creativity brings. The act of creating, of making beauty out of something ordinary, brings joy in itself … Creativity is not just for self-fulfillment. Much of the joy of creativity comes in […]

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When Mother Cooks With Wood

“In the past century, technology has accelerated at a dizzy-ing rate. Scores of machines have replaced the working and thinking of people — and do them better. These advances have freed us from countless, laboursome tasks, creating time for more satisfying jobs. But some tasks, though they take more effort, offer greater rewards when done […]

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A Simple Monday to Begin the Week

I’m sitting in my creaky rocking chair beside our back room, my granny blanket laid over the back to stop the draft, and a cup of hot tea sitting beside me. It’s quiet time in our house now. My two boys are napping and the girls are here at my feet, listening to a Pippi […]

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A Detailed Bread-Making Post 💝

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” – James Beard The oven was hot and the fire, steady.  I propped open the cookstove door and tapped the top of the two bread loaves  baking nicely away- the crusted top of the loaves […]

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