yogurt recipe

Simple Homemade Yogurt

Simple Homemade Yogurt I made homemade yogurt as my first local living experiment. I’d like to say I was motivated by lofty goals like cutting ties with corporations or eating food made by hand with high quality ingredients. It wasn't. It was a last ditch effort to get the volume of yogurt I needed to… Continue reading Simple Homemade Yogurt

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Sustainability, Sustainable Food Tips

Why You Should Join A CSA

Why You Should Join A CSA (Even If You Already Have a Garden) What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community-Supported Agriculture. The first CSA began in the 1980’s with the idea of creating a system that would allow consumers to directly support local farms. The venture did so well that you can now find… Continue reading Why You Should Join A CSA

Barbara Kingsolver
Books, Resources

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver

Book Review Since it be quite a few years before I have land of my own, I’ve taken to living vicariously through the books of authors who’ve decided to try life as a small scale farmer. Not only am I able to curl up on the couch with a hot cup of coffee and relax… Continue reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver

mint
Container Gardening, Gardening, Herbs

How to Harvest and Preserve Mint

How to Harvest and Preserve Mint I love mint so much. It’s delicious in homemade ice cream, spring rolls, or in a cup of tea. This herb is so low maintenance, it’s almost impossible to kill. You can almost plant it and forget about it. It roots easily so you’ll never run out of cuttings… Continue reading How to Harvest and Preserve Mint

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Journal

Introductions – It All Started in Scotland

Let me introduce myself. My name is Alice. I love books, coffee, and apples, and I'm about to try something very new for me. I'm starting a blog. Why? I’m not entirely sure, but it all started a few months back. I was in Edinburgh, Scotland with a group of students from the University where… Continue reading Introductions – It All Started in Scotland