February 2021 – Plans

February 2021 – Plans

We’re still going slow this month! It’s just too cold to do much outside right now, and it’s not quite time to sow those early spring-loving seeds. So other than a few exceptions, most of what’s on my list in February is more crafting-skewed than gardening. But we’re getting closer! garden care I didn’t get…

Overview: January 2021

Overview: January 2021

I did… not get a lot done this month. But here’s what I did manage! I harvested (thinned out, technically) some small winter carrots out of our cold frames! And got a pretty good handful out of it, so I’d say that this experiment was a success! Most of the carrots were cut up and…

January 2021 – Plans

January 2021 – Plans

I could say that January is a time of great productivity, since every time the winter holidays come around I find myself thoroughly restocked on craft supplies and plenty of time to use them. Or I could admit that I spent the last few weeks mostly just reading new books, flitting from craft to craft…

Spicy Salve Recipe

Spicy Salve Recipe

This salve was created purely as an experiment, and somehow ended up doing exactly what I wanted it to first try. Rather than give it a dignified name, like such a lovely pain salve rightfully deserves, I continue to just call it Spicy Salve. Because it’s a salve. And it’s spicy. Notes: Because of the…

Spicebush Apples

Spicebush Apples

Sweet buttery brown sugar and fragrant spicebush berries simmered together with slices of apple make for a delicious autumnal dessert (or snack!). (Don’t know what spicebush is? Check out this video at 5:18!) A quick note The spicebush flavor in this recipe is very subtle- it’s more there to add just a hint of depth…