February Crafting

February 3rd, 2019

  • Tomato and bean soup; tinned soup with home cooked beans, lime juice, and tomato paste to brighten it up
  • Lower FODMAP mixed beans, and chickpeas; canned beans, boiled in lots of water to pull out as many Oliogo’s as possible.
  • Lower FODMAP roasted chickpeas; baked the boiled canned chickpeas with oil and salt
  • Stewed fruit; I cleaned out my freezer, so it’s a mix of blackberries, cranberries, cherries, and strawberries with orange juice, lime juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and mixed spice

Foraging and Production 

Hello folks! Things are crazy busy this year, making it very hard to keep up with my writing. I’m working on getting more time to write. Summer weather showed up a month early this year, combined with the drought we are experiencing has made for some interesting harvesting. The salmonberries were abundant, I have a large bag of them in the freezer that will be turned into jam. The blackberries are COPIOUS!! I want to bring my son to pick them so time will have to be found for that. Current projects include…

I’ve been wanting to make tamales for years now. Maybe months but it feels like years. I haven’t seen corn husks for sale and even if I did I couldn’t buy them in good conscience. I live in a region that produces a lot of corn so I have husks drying in the sun.

Hazelnuts! Or Filberts. I’ve recently discovered they are actually two different types of nut but are so similar to be all but interchangeable. I’m going to identify the wild trees I’ve been collecting from this week. I’ve got about a pound of nuts drying in a cardboard box on my patio. No direct sun but will still get all the warmth.

My foraging haul for the day: hazelnuts and red clover blossoms. The nuts are for eating, the blossoms for tea.

Urban Foraging – Horsetail and Plantain

Had the chance to get some foraging done the day before yesterday. I found some really healthy looking horsetail(also known as foxtail) and two varieties of plantain. I will be testing it’s medicinal and non-medicinal qualities so there will be a post on scrubbing pots with them!

  • Horsetail, Foxtail: Equisetum
  • Narrow Leaf Plantain: Plantago lanceolata
  • Broadleaf or Greater Plantain: Plantago Major


Crafting – April 10th, 2013




The Modge Podge bug has bit me for the first time in ages. The canisters didn’t turn out exactly like I wanted, the labels went a little see through. Still look pretty cool though.

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Crafting and Such – February 20nd, 2013

Finally finished sewing a small scarf for a friend. Could also double as a table runner, hehe.

Am testing the whole soaking/fermenting grains thing. Have my oatmeal soaking/fermenting and a batch of my cornmeal muffins fermenting on top of the fridge. Will see what happens tomorrow.

Crafting – February 1st, 2013

Lacto-fermented Garlic: first time making it, will post recipe and such once the final product is ready

Meatballs in tomato sauce, rice and creamed corn: recipe to follow

Began Spring Cleaning

Started a new journal (combo if scrapbooking and journaling)

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