Naturally Colored Deviled Eggs

Naturally Colored Deviled Eggs

For many families, spring marks the time to gather together and observe special holidays and occasions. Each year, my brothers and sisters and I flock to my mom and dad’s house where we enjoy a fun-filled Easter celebration with a giant egg hunt. One of my favorite parts of the day is our potluck lunch. Everyone brings a dish or two, so the menu is always a surprise! A highlight of one year was when … Continue reading

Naturally Colored Decorating Sugar (Using Edible Flowers)

How to make naturally colored decorating sugar with edible flowers and cane sugar

Lately, I’ve been working on a new ebook about some of my favorite edible flowers and fun ways to use them. It’s a pretty time consuming project, so I’m still a ways from having it done, but this colored sugar idea has been so fun and so well received by family and friends – I couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you! Last year, IN THIS POST, I talked about how you can … Continue reading

Maple Bacon Candy (Take Two)

Recipe for Maple Bacon Candy

I posted this recipe two days ago, but then it just…. vaporized. (I upgraded my server this week and it made things go a little strange for about 48 hours.) Everything *should* be fixed now though, so I’m going to try this again! This recipe is the result of a desperate experiment to find a new treat for my son when he was allergic to dozens of foods. He loved it! However, my daughter thinks it’s just plain … Continue reading

DIY Herbal Cough Drops

DIY Herbal Cough Drops - design your own cough drops!

Today, I want to teach you how to make your own customized herbal cough drops so that you never have to buy the store bought kind again! These cough drops are well loved around here and played an integral part in helping my husband finally quit his 20+ year tobacco habit this past summer. (Details on that, in a future post!) A few notes to keep in mind: A candy thermometer will make these so … Continue reading

Grilled Sweet Corn with Fresh Herbs

Grilled Sweet Corn with Fresh Herbs

I so enjoy this time of year with all of its fresh fruits and vegetables! While we don’t eat a lot of corn in our house (my son was allergic for so many years that we mostly grew out of the habit), we never ever EVER turn down free food – especially when the grandparents come bearing armfuls of freshly picked, organic goodies such as this beautiful sweet corn they grew! Straight from the garden … Continue reading

Traditional Scandinavian Dandelion Syrup Recipe

dandelion and green apple syrup

This delicious way to use dandelions was sent to me by a reader in Denmark! She was kind enough to translate and share a few traditional Scandinavian foraging recipes with me, including this one for Dandelion Syrup that she makes each summer. Thank you Tina! You can visit her Danish blog by clicking HERE.   Below, you’ll find the recipe as translated. The only thing I did differently was to use 75 dandelions, since mine … Continue reading

Dandelion Cupcakes

Dandelion Cupcakes with Violas on Top

I recently went to a foraging class and learned a lot of new things! Near the end of the class, we were served dandelion cupcakes with little violets on top. They were so cute, I duplicated them at home. It’s not really a recipe per se, but just general directions. Pick a handful or two of dandelions then wash and dry them thoroughly. Pull off just the yellow petals (the green has a stronger bitter … Continue reading