Fresh-picked strawberries are one of the best joys of summer. Three summers ago we planted our first strawberry plants. Then we moved them. Two times. Two autumns in a row.
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As I jammed the plant stems into brown paper bags, I doubted my attempt at drying herbs in a paper bag would be fruitful. But when late-summer nights ushered in chilly thoughts and earlier evenings, I knew I had to do something with my daughters’ plethora of herbs before Frost made them worthless with her silver-coated, suffocating touch. DISCLOSURE: Do […]
Homemade Italian dressing is always–always–in my fridge. But it didn’t used to be. In fact, I never once contemplated homemade Italian dressing until the day a double disappointment lead to this new joyous staple in my fridge, my new wish-I-had-realized-that-sooner thing. DISCLOSURE: Do you enjoy tips and encouragement you find here on SoulyRested? Would you like to know how […]
Making syrup from trees in your own backyard is extremely rewarding–not to mention so sweetly delicious! But I’m not just talking about making maple syrup. While I do love DIY maple syrup, I’m actually writing about something that may surprise you today… Lilac Syrup. (Of course you can also read all about our backyard production […]
Yes, I will fess up. I whip my spinach. When I first heard of green smoothies, I thought it was a waste of perfectly good (often expensive) fruit. When I came across another friend talking about the ridiculous green shakes, I asked her–quoting a lovingly used phrase of my down-home, southern-boy father–why in tarnation wouldn’t she just […]
She’s a novice, but already quite knowledgable. As the frigid winter months trudged along, she taught me most of what I know about the topic of homesteading. And now that we are blessed with delicious fresh eggs daily, we love making homemade egg soufflé the way Great Grandmom used to make it. For that amazing recipe, read […]
I love Easter cookies. (Don’t know what Easter cookies are? Then definitely keep reading…) But I think all the symbols of this glorious holiday of hope are endearingly meaningful. The fertile bunnies represent our abundant lives in Christ. Miraculous eggs are befitting symbols of new life, both Christ’s resurrected life and our new lives in Him. The newest members on our homestead, who […]
Seventeen years, and three kitchens, ago my mom had a step stool custom made for them. It fit perfectly at the end of our kitchen peninsula, so their eager little hands could reach the dough when they helped me mix cookie batter or make biscuits.