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Dandelion Lemon Cookies – Recipe

Dandelions are popping up everywhere right now!  If you are like us, we are itching to get out to collect them!  I will be sharing some of my favorite dandelion recipes with you this month.  First up are the cookies!  I cant always get my kids to eat my wild green creations or fritters, but I can count on  my kids to devour these.  The fresh lemon flavor tastes like warm weather!  These are best as soft cookies so be...

Pine Tar Salve Recipe

My son Maddox is one of those kids that would rather get chased by a pack of wolves than let me pick a splinter out of his skin.  He had a pretty nasty one stuck in his finger that was starting to look a bit infected so I knew I needed to get it out, but I would have to give him a million dollars and my soul for him to let me try.  I had heard of Pine Tar...

Summer Squash Soup

Fall is lingering in the air and the last of the summer squashes have been picked.  After a summer of grilling them, frying them and eating them just about every way possible we are all sitting here like NOW WHAT?  I totally have my fix on these until next summer, but sometimes in the middle of winter I get a hankering for a taste of sunshine and garden veggies.  This soup is a staple in my freezer at the end...

Cranberry + Pumpkin Seed Baked Oatmeal

I actually have lived my entire life hating oatmeal.  The texture was pretty much force fed down in the mornings of trying to boost my milk supply.  That is, until I started making this recipe.  I love it so much I usually cut the batch into bars and eat them trhough out the day.  It is DELICIOUS! Ingredients: 3 cups Gluten Free Rolled Oats (we love Bob’s! 1 cup Organic Coconut Sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons aluminum free...

Blackwater Falls Camping Trip + Bear Toast

This past weekend we took a little family getaway to Blackwater Falls.  It was just a one night camping trip, but it was seriously so fun!  We really didn’t want to come home.  We become slaves to the garden, farm, and life in general it was almost like we forgot how to have fun and just DO NOTHING for a bit.  Not to mention having ZERO cell service and totally unplugging was the best part! We love camping, but I...

Chaga Elixer

Chaga is a medicinal mushroom that grows on live birch trees in Northern temperate climates.  It can be found in regions of the world such as Russia, Korea, Europe, Canada, northern regions of the United States and in the forests of the Appalachian mountains. This super shroom is a powerhouse of antioxidants which helps strengthen your immune system.  It is anti-inflammatory, antiviral and holds antiseptic properties. It contains the highest amount of anti-tumor compounds of any medicinal mushroom known, especially in the...