Glazed Carrots

Nothing complicated for this candy like vegetable side. Ingredients: 1 ½ lbs carrots sliced ½ inch thick ¼ cup butter ¼ cup brown sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon chopped parsley Directions: Place carrots in a large pan and add 2 cups of water.  Bring to a boil and then allow to simmer for 10Continue reading “Glazed Carrots”

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Did You Know?

Some links are affiliate links. I receive a small commission from these but it does not affect your purchases. Did you know that you can start your garden even if you are on food stamps? Yes, any seeds or plants that are edible can be purchased with your EBT card. You can use containers andContinue reading “Did You Know?”

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Switching to Infused Oils

I have been doing research on essential oils vs infused oils a lot lately. I have come across several websites, one in particular that has inspired me, that explain the difference. There is also the cost involved in obtaining either one. I primarily use them when I am making homemade soaps, lotions, and other similarContinue reading “Switching to Infused Oils”

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Calendula Flowers

Common Name Standardized: calendula Other: marigold, pot marigold Latin name Calendula officinalis L. Plant Family: Asteraceae Overview Calendula is a well-known herb and garden plant that has been used topically, ceremonially, and as a dye. It is also used as a companion plant in many vegetable gardens. This is an edible flower used in teas, tinctures, andContinue reading “Calendula Flowers”

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Single Sustainable Mom vs Enchanted Farmstead

There has been some question as to why there are two different names floating around. I am Single Sustainable Mom and my farm name is Enchanted Farmstead. It really is that simple. I use SSM for Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest. For farm business I use the farm name. Single Sustainable Mom I have spentContinue reading “Single Sustainable Mom vs Enchanted Farmstead”

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Potato Soup

  Ingredients: 8 potatoes peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons of butter 1 whole onion 3 garlic cloves 3 stalks celery 1/2 pound of cubed ham 1 cup heavy cream 4 potatoes peeled cubed salt and pepper to taste Steps: In a heavy pan saute garlic, celery and onions in butter. Add in ham and potatoes,Continue reading “Potato Soup”

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Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients: 2 Carrots cut to 1 inch pieces 1 chopped sweet onion 3 lbs butternut squash (or pumpkin) chopped into 1 inch pieces 6 cups of chicken broth 1 tsp orange zest 3 TBS White Wine Vinegar 3/4 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp white pepper (omit for pumpkin soup) 1/2 tsp hot sauce (omit forContinue reading “Butternut Squash Soup”

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Check Your Local Code Before You Get Urban Chickens

Looking to keep poultry in town? Here is an example of our local code that says yes, we can keep chickens within certain limits, such as keep your chicken house clean. It even says that pygmy goats would be permitted as pets. So are you allowed to milk pets to keep them healthy? Hhmmm…something myContinue reading “Check Your Local Code Before You Get Urban Chickens”

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Busy Mom Menu Planning Tips

Pre-planning your menu will do several things for you. It will force you to double check your calendar. It will force you to go through your pantry, fridge and freezer (helps keep things fresh). It will also force you to make a grocery list (which will help you stay in budget). Quick note about budgets,Continue reading “Busy Mom Menu Planning Tips”

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What is Your Favorite Seed Company?

Time to plan next year’s garden! It is that time of year for me, I am going through my left over and saved seeds (not many this year) so I can plan my garden next year. I have a ton of heirloom and old fashioned plants to grow for next year but I can’t helpContinue reading “What is Your Favorite Seed Company?”

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