Drying the Harvest

Drying the Harvest

Growing up in my teens I remember the wonders of home dried snacks. Mom would corner the market on bananas and we’d have sweet crunchy banana chips. Next thing you know apples on our trees would be ready and out comes the handy dandy corer peeler machine. The...
Playing with the Mandoline

Playing with the Mandoline

As seen on TV slices choppers always looked so cool. The chefs on the Food Network used them with precision with fast and even food preparation. I do love to dry fruits and vegetables from the summer harvest and had recently gotten a food dehydrator (more on that on...
Garlic Harvest 2016

Garlic Harvest 2016

When people ask how my garlic is doing this year, I say it is now considered an evasive species. With a little encouragement garlic now has found a home in flower beds, walk ways, in planters that have other things in them besides the beds where I just let them have...

Farmer Babe Foot Balm – Recipe

I love smelly lotions, body butters and salves. While trying to remove toxins from my daily routine I thought I’d make my own. The results is gratifying. The bottom of my feet during the summer can double as exfoliators for ankles unless I pamper them daily. I...

More Stores with Spice of Life!

The word is out and catching on fire throughout Mendocino County! Some of you may know that running a small business requires more than just passion. For me I had to opt to go back to work full time. I haven’t had time to press in to cultivate new distribution...