This St. Patrick’s Day green bread is my white bread recipe with green food coloring. I really love St. Patrick’s Day with all the things I can make green. This is my recipe I have used for 40+ years….yes it is white bread….except today it is green! It’s all about memories with my family!
My friend, Lisa has the cutest purses on the planet, I swear. I have had the same little black purse that is just big enough to hold my cell phone, drivers license and a couple of dollars. She has a purse in every color of the rainbow. My purse is black patent leather and is at least ten years old. I have had the zipper fixed once or twice. The reason I am telling you this is because Lisa and her husband were in a serious car accident a few days ago near Page, Arizona and she was so pleased to have her purse in the car. The location was bad (of course any car accident location is bad) because if you have driven through there you are thinking the same thing I did…..no cell service. Some cell phone carriers work there, and most do not.
Do you love homemade tortillas as much as I do? I have made tortillas for years for my family. I taught a class at The Kitchen Corner right here in St. George, Utah, how to make whole wheat flour tortillas. Mack, my friend who works there asked me if I knew how to make spinach tortillas. I said I will know how to make them by this Saturday when I teach the class. LOL! All you do is add spinach to my recipe. Easy peasy.
Have you often heard the word prepping? I call myself a prepper, not a doomsday prepper, just a prepper. I love prepping and you will too if you understand why we need to start prepping. Basically it’s a way of life for me and several of my friends. I want to be prepared for the unexpected. I am not a hoarder by any means, but I do store extra water, food, fuel, cooking devices and so much more.
I decided to try a different gardening approach a few years ago. Here in Southern Utah I have had trouble growing a garden. I have tried HUGE pots filled to the brim with Miracle Grow Potting soil designed for pots. I have tried the Extra Moisture type potting soil as well. They did not work for me either. I didn’t get more than two or three tomatoes in those pots. I even had special tubes watering them through the sprinkling system. The pots did not work for me here in the heat of the summer where we sometimes get temperatures up 110 degrees, too HOT for regular gardening!
Today I am sharing why I have at least 25 reasons why I buy and store honey. It’s that time of year for me and many other people that suffer with allergies. My dog, Boston scratches like crazy this time of the year as well. I called the veterinarian to see what I could give Boston, they said Benadryl (1/2 tablet-per his weight) and/or a small dose of raw honey. BUT only honey harvested from where we live. This is for allergy purposes, therefore the pollen in the air would be similar to what is in the honey. I am not a doctor or in the medical field but I like to be aware of natural remedies.
These are the emergency items we should all have today. Here’s the deal, make a list of the ones you can start collecting today. Maybe it’s water in water jugs for washing clothes. Maybe save up money for a 55 gallon water barrel. I am not suggesting you use a credit card to buy everything in this list today. We all have different budgets. We just need to take baby steps….one item at a time.
Can you use 10 ways to save money today? I am really concerned when I hear people are struggling to pay for things like groceries. Some of my ideas may be easy to do, and others might be harder to change due to old habits. Let’s get started right now. You can do it and I will show you how. One step at a time.
Garden-Prepare your garden beds now for next year! We all want to know how to prepare our garden so next year we can produce a great deal of fruit and vegetables for ourselves. It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year when we need to clean out the garden, the flower beds, prune the trees, and fertilize. I will miss my fresh tomatoes, lettuce, basil and cucumbers. I didn’t get a lot of squash this year, it usually goes gangbusters. Not this year though. I have a really small yard but it still takes time to clean out the garden and cut back shrubs that are overgrown. I have a few flower pots with perennials that I enjoy in the spring and summer. There is something amazing when you see those flower buds just about to bloom. Gotta love it! Do you love watching for the vegetable seeds to start peeking out of the soil? Life is good!
How to dehydrate food to make healthy snacks with excess food you have in your garden or refrigerator. You can dehydrate healthy snacks in your own home. In order to dehydrate these foods you only need to wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly and spread them on the dehydrator racks. These are a number of different styles and sizes of dehydrators. I’m sorry to say that some people don’t have a dehydrator, I get that. Here’s the deal, you can dry some fruit and veggies outside on homemade screens. You can dry them in an oven. I prefer a constant temperature approach to dehydration, so I am showing you today how my Excalibur dehydrator works. Every dehydrating company has a different fan and heating/drying system.