Costco has a reputation for offering us anything and everything we could ever need, in bulk, at low prices. Enter their new solution to those worried about food supply. Costco now has a Self Reliance THRIVE™ 1-year supply of Dehydrated and Freeze-Dried food, available for $800.00.
Yesterday, Mr. Wetzel and I went to the Curran Apple Orchard in University Place, WA for their annual cider squeeze. Earlier this year, we “adopted” a Gravenstein apple tree at the orchard, and have attended the “concert in the park” series all summer, but this event was even more packed than all the concerts put together by far. Hundreds of men, women and children were roaming the orchard, picking apples off the trees, grounds or wherever they could find them, and getting jiggy with the blue grass band that serenaded the whole event.
It used to be that crêpes were an exotic French delicacy, but they are now showing up at fairs all over the place. One of my favorite things about crêpes is how versatile they are: Mr. Wetzel likes melted cheese or peanut butter in his; I prefer to roll mine up, and top them with one (or all) of the following: drizzled honey, sliced strawberries (I like to warm them up right before serving), freshly whipped cream, cinnamon. Other delicious things to add on (or in) your crêpes include Nutella, jam, and maple syrup. Be inventive: go salty or sweet as your tastes will swing you!
I had just switched from my regular OBGYN to a nurse practitioner that my friend recommended, and I scheduled a visit with my new medical professional to get her up-to-speed on my heath issues. My last doctor never seemed to have the time to listen to my concerns, and I could tell right away that my nurse practitioner was different. We had an hour to talk and get to know each other.
There are too many diets out there to count. If you want to lose weight, be healthy, have young skin, or any other countless nutrition related goal, there is a diet out there that will give you a mantra on how to eat. Protein good. Carbs bad. These fats good. These fats bad. Exercise. Don’t stress out.
It’s easy to make your own skim milk, whole milk, half and half, cream and heavy whipping cream from raw milk right from your local farm. Once you get your fresh dairy home, just leave it in the fridge overnight or for 8 hours and let the cream rise to the top. Then, skim the cream off the top of the milk. We drink milk from Jersey cows, and any given week we can get 2-4 cups of cream from a gallon of milk; cream-tastic!
My favorite part of lemon meringue pie has always been the peaks on the meringue. It’s such a naughty love; while you can get away with sneaking a bit of the frosting off a cake, as soon as you break off a peak for a little pre-pie glee, the evidence is undeniable on the leftover landscape.
Mr. Wetzel and I found ourselves in the Austin, TX area last weekend, and we enjoyed tasting the local cuisine. Here is a review of some of the places and tastes that we experienced: Chuy’s, El Chico and Home Slice Pizza.
Adapted from Michael Reeps’s recipe. Michael has a lot of helpful pictures, facts and tips about the yogurt making process that I have not included here. What You’ll Need: 1 Half gallon of milk 2-3 Tbs of plain yogurt (as a starter) 1 8-10 Qt stock pot 1 4-5 Qt pot with lid 1 Metal [...]
Raw milk is milk that has been neither pasteurized nor homogenized. Mr. Wetzel and I want raw milk from a local dairy for several reasons. We want milk from healthy cows that are well cared for. We want to support the local economy. We want fresh, tasty milk. We want the health benefits of drinking milk in its purest form.
Hi, there! I’m Erin. I’m a crunchy Christian mom and artist. I love to eat local farm food and shop at thrift stores. I blog about our crazy life and baby girl (born April 2011). I love rainbows. My hair is messy. ^_^ I hope you enjoy my blog! (Read More about me here...)