Ginger Bugs & Plum Blossoms

I originally posted this over on the Spruce Tips instagram, but thought I'd repost it here for folks who have yet to join the ol' Spruce Tips train.  We’ve been really into homemade sodas lately: lovage syrup became homemade Cel-Ray, bits of leftover pineapple became pineapple ginger soda, and we just turned the lingering plum … Continue reading Ginger Bugs & Plum Blossoms

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Sowing Seeds

I am not a farmer. Well, duh. I wish I were; all of the things I wish for myself--discipline, consistency, faith, foresight, intuition, production, connection to land and season and creature-- are contained within the farm. I know some incredible farmers.  I have visited some incredible farms. I've put in a couple of hours of work … Continue reading Sowing Seeds

How to survive your first week at home alone with two children (or one. or three. or twelve.)

Gather: 1 c sugar 1/2 c basil leaves, rinsed 2 tsp ground sumac or 1/4 sumac berries 1/2 c blueberries (or to taste) 1/2 tsp citric acid or juice of one lemon 1 c water Combine sugar, basil, sumac, and berries in a small saucepan. Muddle until basil is fragrant but not mushed to hell. … Continue reading How to survive your first week at home alone with two children (or one. or three. or twelve.)