Monthly Book Giveaway - February 2023

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I went deep this morning in my reflecting … In the spring, we can’t wait to get our hands in the soil — and I think that that right there is the biggest “why” behind my desire to garden. “Getting my hands in the soil” Actually, as I think about i
This year, I want to do a better job at documenting what I grow in my garden, and how I grow it, and how well it grows.  My little 3/4 acre home is in Ontario, Canada and I am in Zone 5b. Estimated last spring frost: May 24 Estimated first fall frost
While in my pantry the other day I saw a jar of freeze-dried rhubarb powder and thought “how am I going to use this? What about in bread?” So sourdough bread it is - with rhubarb and parsnip powder in the flour. I made my sourdough bread as usual,
Congrats to Kim for winning the Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round by Marisa McClellan in the January  Giveaway! Everyone who posts a finished DIY project during the month of February will be entered into a draw and one lucky winner
When I was young, we frequently heard the phrase:  “You will eat a peck of dirt in your lifetime. ” That was definitely true, back in the day. Today, in 2023, I wonder how much dirt we do consume and what are the benefits? [2A60AD0B-5774-4CE6-A73
“Don’t put me back in the fridge,” MzElla said. MzElla is my sourdough starter. Sourdough starters are named to remind us that they are alive. The wild yeast within that starter are active, living, hungry microorganisms. The experiment I already ha
This was the wisdom I received while journaling this morning:  “Making sourdough gives water, nbiish, time to do its medicine to help make grains digestible. ” Nbiish, the Ojibwe word for water, according to Native teachings, is the first medicine.
Ok, the experimenting already started - when I purchased the “The Sourdough Whisperer” book and tried Elaine Boddy’s sourdough method. But, with my sourdough starter begging,  “don’t put me back in the fridge”  and a loaf of bread already in the bre
When you have a smaller pantry, you want to get the most jars into the small space and that, for me, means stacking them. But, when you stack them, you’re putting pressure on the middle of the lid, which pulls the edge away from the jar, potentially
Yesterday, we had chicken and I made some broth. This morning, I preserved it. Making the most of a chicken I have to say up front that I’m not using all of the chicken because I didn’t raise the chicken, I didn’t harvest the chicken, and I didn’t
Following yesterday’s dream, this morning, I remembered to honour and give gratitude to and for the food that I was eating for breakfast - the porridge. The Water According to Native teachings, water is the first medicine.  “Ntam mashkiki - nbiish ”
I woke up this morning from a very powerful dream that, of course, got all blurred and forgotten once I started to wake up.  I have spent the past five hours trying to remember and interpret the dream so that I can use it to move forward with this ne