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mary withem

I am an eighty year old widow. my passion has been cooking since i was eight years old.



Asia. Fish and Seafood Recipes. Slow Cooker Recipes. Homemade. Vegan. Guests lunch. Guests lunch. Breads. Drinks. Drinks. Spreads. Recipes. Recepti uputstva. Rhubarb Desserts. Food. Breakfast Recipes. Recipes. Cupcake recipes. Pimped. Household. All-Natural Pumpkin Butter From Scratch + Many Ways To Use It! If you’ve been reading this blog for a year or longer, you may know that I’m head over heels for Homemade Pumpkin Butter.

All-Natural Pumpkin Butter From Scratch + Many Ways To Use It!

Not only is it one of the most popular recipes on the blog, but it’s also a personal favourite. I eagerly make several batches every fall and winter (umm, and apparently during the summer now…). No two batches are ever the same; I love changing it up with different sweeteners and spices depending on my mood.

You all seem to love pumpkin butter too – I get so many comments and emails about the recipe! The original recipe uses canned pumpkin which is great for convenience, but I’ve always wanted to try out the recipe using freshly roasted pumpkin. Oh, did it ever. If you saw my pumpkin roasting tutorial Monday, you may recall this photo of the roasted pumpkin after blending in my Vitamix: Well, after that photo I had a lightbulb moment.

It turned out to be a great idea to use the blender – no need to whisk in any ingredients. How to make Coconut Butter. Have you ever learned “How to make Coconut Butter ?”

How to make Coconut Butter

Well, please stay a few minutes and I can tell (show) you how! Homemade Coconut Butter is one of the easiest things you can make at home! Plus you save a lot of money $! Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter recipe. But before we get all Debbie Downer, let’s not forget that there are ways of prolonging the yummy flavors of fall to keep us (and our taste buds) happy all winter long.

Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter recipe

Take this Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter, for example. It’s unbelievably easy to make, requires only a few simple ingredients and can be canned or frozen and saved for when you need a pumpkin fix on a chilly day. Advance Your Education With Free College Courses Online - Udacity. Microsoft Virtual Academy – Free IT Training, Online Learning of Microsoft Technologies. Learn web design and development online free. Learn web design and development online free. Free tutorials on HTML, CSS and PHP - Build your own website -

Free Computer Basics Tutorial. Welcome to, the new way to learn programming. Tree Identification Guide At Arborday. Silvics Manual: Guide To N. American Tree Species. Russell M.

Silvics Manual: Guide To N. American Tree Species

Burns and Barbara H. Honkala Technical Coordinators Timber Management Research Agriculture Handbook 654 (Supersedes Agriculture Handbook 271, Silvics of Forest Trees of the United States, 1965) Forest Service United States Department of Agriculture Washington, DC December 1990 Burns, Russell M., and Barbara H. The silvical characteristics of about 200 forest tree species and varieties are described. Wild Plant Stock Photos - Wild Food School. Digital images used in the course of WFS activities over the lastfew years are now being made available online.

Wild Plant Stock Photos - Wild Food School

Past emphasis has been on illustration for plant identification purposes rather than pictorial 'art'. However, more 'creative' images will be added when time permits. As the image bank expands thumbnails will be split into individual species/subject pages; currently there are just a few pages on display. Species are categorised by their common names at the moment. Plant Identification. Plant Identification. Food & Drinks. Skills and crafts. Tasty Backpacking Recipes. Backpacking Recipes for Supper Dining out tonight?

Tasty Backpacking Recipes

Follow Chef Glenn's backpacking recipes to create healthy, hearty, homemade meals for the trail. These dehydrated meals pack up light and tight and are easy to cook at your campsite using minimal fuel. How to Make Backpacking Meals: Cook a big pot of chili or stew, dehydrate and divide into individual servings.Dehydrate vegetables, meat and beans separately and assemble into meals.Enhance store-bought boxed meals with additional dried meat and vegetables.Create saucy backpacking meals by blending and dehydrating starchy foods like potatoes and beans into bark.Dehydrate tomato sauce for Italian style meals. All of the backpacking recipes linked below are for a single serving. Increase the ingredients proportionally by 1.5 or 2 times if you have a large appetite or you are cooking for two in the same pot.

Recipes and Food. Muffins pudding bits. Energy bars, nuts, seeds. Cupcakes/i muffinsform. Cupcakes/i muffinsform. Cupcakes. Cupcakes. Pancakes. Recipes. Ingredients. Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter recipe. All-Natural Pumpkin Butter From Scratch + Many Ways To Use It! How to Make Fresh, Raw Coconut Butter in your VitaMix Blender. Most people are familiar with the two most famous ‘Nut’ Butters: Peanut Butter & Almond Butter… but have you ever tried Coconut Butter?

How to Make Fresh, Raw Coconut Butter in your VitaMix Blender

A few years ago, I dug deep into my pocketbook a bought a jar of the stuff – it was expensive & unfortunately, divinely delicious! I knew I couldn’t afford to keep buying it, so I savored the contents of that jar as long as humanly possible. At some point it dawned on me that I could make it myself and so I put on my mad scientist goggles and let the experimenting begin! It didn’t take long for me & my trusty VitaMix to duplicate the texture & flavor of my favorite store-bought brand ‘Artisana‘, but for a fraction of the cost! Sometimes the simplest recipes are the most rewarding. If you don’t already have a VitaMix, I strongly encourage you to check out what this machine is capable of! How to Make Coconut Butter. I'll admit it, I'm a coconut fiend.

How to Make Coconut Butter

I eat or drink from this luscious fruit daily. I sip on coconut water and sprinkle generous handfuls of the unsweetened, dried variety all over my morning bowl of oatmeal. But all that is kiddy stuff compared to this coconut butter. It's a sure–fire way to get the maximum concentration of rich, velvety coconut flavor and texture in each bite. I buy mine from my local co‐op's dry bins area, but you can find Bob's Red Mill's brand here. I recommend scraping down the sides of the food processor after an audible change where the blades aren't really catching any of the coconut. Slowly but surely, you'll end up with a coconut paste similar in consistency to a peanut butter. Making Coconut Butter - Joy of Blending. I’ve been curious about making coconut butter for a while, and I finally gave it a shot.

Making Coconut Butter - Joy of Blending

It’s made from dehydrated whole coconut, not to be confused with coconut oil, which has been separated from the coconut’s fiber/protein. I used an 8 oz bag of shredded coconut, minus a few tablespoons that I previously tried putting in a smoothie. (I was disappointed with the smoothie because the coconut was a bit grainy; I’m curious if smoothies made with the coconut butter will be less grainy.) How to Make Chia Seed Jam. By now, you probably already know why chia seeds are awesome.

How to Make Chia Seed Jam

For one, these tiny, pinhead-size seeds are rich in omega-3s — and they’re incredibly high in fiber, to boot. They’re so high in fiber, in fact, that they can absorb approximately 10 times their size and weight in water. These little super-soakers develop a gelatinous coating after they’ve taken in all that liquid, which lends itself to all kinds of interesting food uses. Puddings, smoothies, and — yep — a super-easy, healthy “jam” made with just berries, a little natural sweetener, and chia seeds. And that’s it! How to make Coconut Butter. How To Make Coconut Butter. Canning Stewed Rhubarb - Homespun Seasonal Living. Mermaid Butter — Lee Tilghman. Introducing something called mermaid butter. Basically, it is a raw, homemade almond butter with spirulina added to give it that deep, gorgeous, mermaid-scale green. Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids.

It is also heavy in antioxidants that help protect cells from damage. Mermaid butter caught my attention for a few reasons. First, it has a simple list of ingredients that I always have laying around. 2 cups raw almonds6 tbsp maple syrup1 tbsp raw coconut oil (melted)dash cinnamon *optional*1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt3 tbsp Philosophie Green Dream Superfood powder.

Homemade coconut butter - Ashley Neese. It’s recipe time! Just as we were settling into cooler weather we’re back in hopefully our final heatwave this year.

Edible Plants

Healthy Living. Nature. Caramels, truffles and jello. Green and Frugal. Eat The Weeds by Green Deane, the most watched forager in the world. Foraging for wild food and medicinal plants - Chickweed Plant Profile. Winter is a challenging time when it comes to food growing, so why not take advantage of what nature provides for free? More often than not, our hardy wild plants will offer us nutritionally-high greens for the salad bowl or cooking pot (often far higher than from plants generally grown or bought), and provide us with safe, effective medicine! Hardy winter greens When in the garden or plot at this time of year, the otherwise-ignored wild plants will grab our attention, and naturally so, because there is precious little other growth about. The simple aim of this article is for people to think thrice about ripping these gifts out of the ground and plonking them on the compost heap.

For that would be a waste of the food and medicine on offer, as well your valuable time and energy. One plant that you will almost certainly come across, is that most tenacious of cultivated weeds, little old chickweed. Getting to know... Wild foods bushfoods foraging. Foraging Media, Guided Treks. Plants. Gardening & Foraging. Connaissances. Connaissances. JARDINAGE. Plantes indicatrices. Comment redonner vie à un sol inculte. Sol argileux : mieux le connaître.

Bien souvent, le jardinier est tenté de modifier son sol pour l'adapter à une culture précise. Et si, par une meilleure connaissance de la terre, il adaptait plutôt ses plantations à la nature de cette dernière ? Début d'une série consacrée à la nature des terrains, en commençant par le sol argileux. Composition d'un sol. Food Foraging: Find Wild Edible Plants - Mother Earth News. We owe a lasting debt of gratitude to the desperate soul who “discovered” the oyster or stewed that first possum.

In the early, hit-or-miss days of foraging, our ancestors learned the hard way about the laxative properties of the senna plant, and to eat only the stems of rhubarb and not the poisonous leaves. Through trial and the occasional fatal error, we sorted the edible from the inedible, the useful from the harmful. Foraging Articles. Top 10… Foods To Forage - Green Living. Thanks to modern agricultural methods, foraging – once a part of the majority’s daily life – has faded away, replaced by regular trips to the supermarket instead. Recently, however, there has been a revival of interest in raiding nature’s larder thanks to increased awareness of the health benefits of wild food, not to mention the TV exploits of Bear Grylls, Ray Mears and co.

But it foraging is about more than just food. It gets us out into the countryside and helps to cultivate an intimate appreciation of nature, re-establishing a connection severed by modern urban life. But for the beginner, foraging should come with a health warning as it’s easy to mistake a deadly fungus for an innocent field mushroom. 9 Common Edible Garden Weeds. All too often, homeowners and gardeners wage war in their lawns and gardens against the plants that grow incredibly well there, but that aren't intentionally planted, and many times, the justification for these battles all comes down to the words we use to describe them. Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants - Wild Food Foraging. Food Foraging: Wild Edible Plants & Mushrooms. 52 Plants In The Wild You Can Eat. Free Wild Plant Identification eCourse. You are out in the forest and looking at the glorious plant life surrounding you. Foraging Guide App. (Cheap) - Edible Wild Plants of Temperate N. America & the UK.

Wild Food School - Urban Foraging Guide & eBooks. The Fantastic Four – 4 Essential Wild Edible Plants that May Just Save Your Life. Survival Foods: Cattail, Conifers, Grasses & Acorns. Wild Food Recipes. Fergus The Forager: Plant Info, Recipes, Articles, Etc. Edible Plants & Flowers In Europe. Flowers Edible flowers are typically the most encountered type of edible plant in Europe.

It is common knowledge that certain flowers, such as nasturtiums, sunflowers, jasmine flowers and honeysuckles are all edible. However, Europe is home to many other types of edible flowers. A wild example is the taraxacum flower, which is native to the continent and used for its edible seeds. Spring Emergents - Foraging. Summer's Harvest - Foraging. Summer's Harvest - Foraging. Fall Foraging - Foraging. Non-Edible Poisonous Flowers Chart. Acorns As Survival Food.