Category Archives: Around the Home

Making Your Own Medicine: Rosehip Syrup

“Rose hips glow like rubies in the fading colors of autumn.” -Wild Foods and Medicines   A few years ago, with hopes of a flourishing rose bush or two, I planted some tender rose saplings in my front garden. Sadly, they did not make it through our Canadian winter. Determined to try again the following […]

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Soup’s On: {How to Pressure Can Soup}

    This week in our garden, we have an amazing amount of cabbage, carrots and tomatoes. We also have onions on hand – not to mention turkey sausages which my husband bought on sale at the market last week.   This adds up to a lovely soup, if you ask me. If you are […]

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Don’t Waste a Bean

‘Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce.‘ Jeremiah 29:5 Bent low, my fingers searched the leafy green bean plant for the fruit of our labour… my young son, only 4, was helping me pick beans that morning. “Don’t waste any beans – find them all,” I told him, encouragingly. […]

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Grow Your Own Food: Bachelor Button Tea

“If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you.”  ~ William Ewart Gladstone     The full and wonderfully rich days of August are upon us. In between cuddling my sweet […]

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The Gift of a Clothespin

“My Lord is not limited; He can again supply.”  – George Muller   “Mommy, the laundry is all over the yard,” my nine year old reported, as she ran up to the house, finding me in the kitchen.   “Oh, they must have blown off the line – I have no laundry pegs,” I told […]

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