Aronais (aka aroniaberries, chokecherries), elderberries, and red and black currants are superstars in the world of berries, and are even better nutritionally than blueberries. Their ORAC scores are some of the highest known. We grow these three berries because of their ease of cultivation but especially for their health benefits….
Have you ever tried your hand at making summer sausage?
Do you have extra ground meat (venison, beef, etc.) on hand in the freezer?
We made dandelion greens tonight for an early spring dinner, and I thought I would share directions with you. You may have never thought of eating (or drinking as a tea) the leaves of dandelion plants but they are incredibly nutritious. If prepared properly, the leaves also makes a fine tasting dish.
When the old timers made their spring tonics the main ingredient was dandelion. Dandelion is a diuretic and liver stimulant, restoring the system after months of a more sedentary lifestyle during winter weather. Our very spry and alert 94 year-old neighbor Mary told us that eating spring dandelion greens had kept her healthy and strong all these years….
Chocolate is one of life’s undeniable delights; there are few things as luxurious as that first rich, tantalizing bite of a chocolate pie.
Since this is such a decadent dessert, start with a sliver of this rich dark chocolate and coconut pie. It is especially wonderful loaded with fresh fruit and a hot cup of coffee.
Do you ever crave some good ‘ol French fries, hot and comforting, but don’t want to eat the hydrogenated fats or flavor additives you get at the fast food drive-thru?…