How to Make Christmas Meaningful and Memorable Without Spending Money

Celebrating Christmas should be about more than spending money. Intuitively, we know this to be true. There is a trend, even among those with bountiful funds to spend on holiday merry-making, to disconnect from the blatantly commercial and ,instead, seek soul-felt simplicity. For our family, thrift has always been a necessary way of life, not … Read more

Easy, No-Oil, Radish Leaf Pesto

I was inspired to create this recipe by a fellow CSA member. Jane posted that she made pesto from radish leaves. I loved the idea, but wanted a no cheese version. So, I tweaked it, removing the cheese and the oil from the original recipe and adding a little date syrup for a hint of … Read more

Easy Air Fryer Beet Chips (Oil-Free)

This recipe is a triple play: easy, inexpensive, and delicious. I adore beets. But, it wasn’t always that way. I hate to even admit out loud that I was once a member of the “I hate beets” club. What was I thinking?! Perhaps it was bad memories of the pickled variety that my grandmother passed … Read more

Smart, Easy Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter Now

As I was leaving the house at 7:30am, I noticed a definite chill in the air. I regretted my decision to walk out of the house wearing a sleeveless top, capris, and slip on shoes with no socks.  The cooler morning temperatures reminded me that I wanted to share some simple things that you can do … Read more