Simple Lives Thursday #55

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The Simple Lives Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to Simple Lives Thursday, a blog hop dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So many topics fit: Gardening, raising animals, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, thrifting, a mindset of simplicity, saving a buck…

This blog hop is hosted by:

Featured Posts from Last Week’s Submissions

SLT Featured Post Badge

We really enjoy reading your posts each week! Featured post bloggers, please grab the badge above and display it on your site! Link it to one of the host blogs’ posts for the specific week that you were featured.

Here are our picks from last week’s submissions. Thanks to all who participated — it is always hard to choose!

1. Cooking for Beginners: Garlic by Ruth’s Real Food. “Oh my, the smell and taste of fresh garlic. Almost every savory dish is enhanced by its pungent taste. Fresh garlic is definitely one ingredient you’ll want to incorporate into your cooking.” Ruth covers how to purchase, store, peel and even use garlic. We’re reposting this from last week because we got the link code wrong; many of you couldn’t get over there to read it.

2. My Kitchen Garden by Life In Green. “A kitchen garden (also called a potager) is a separate area of your outdoor space that has a planned design and layout where you grow veggies, herbs and flowers.” Check out this blogger’s lovely potager!

3. The Wonders of Kombucha! by Mexican Wildflower. “Want a to learn to make a “hip” drink that is delicious, beneficial for your health and that cost mere pennies to make?” Try Kombucha!

4. How to Filet Wild Alaskan Salmon by Homemade Alaska. A wonderful photo tutorial on fileting salmon.

5. Sowing Seeds The Easy Way by The Cheerful Agrarian. “I have to give credit for this idea to my Grandma Ada, via my dad. Whenever the topic of planting spinach came up (which, oddly, it did every so often . . .) he would tell me, “Ma always used to just let her spinach go to seed when it got hot out, and then the next spring she’d have the earliest spinach of anybody we knew!”

Share Your Simple Lives Thursday Post

Bloggers, make a “Simple Lives Thursday” post on your own blog, then come back here to add your post to the linky box below the featured posts. If you don’t have a picture, feel free to download the Simple Lives Thursday banner (at top of post) and upload it using the script’s prompts (it is easy). Your post will appear on all five blogs!

Non-bloggers, feel free to add a comment here with any ideas or thoughts about simple living.

These are two simple guidelines for participation:

1. If linking real, traditional and simple recipes, please make sure all ingredients used are whole — such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes, meats, even sugar. In order to keep the integrity of “nourishing” food, we will delete any recipes that utilize processed, boxed foods. We are definitely not going to be ingredient policemen! But, please note that this is a hop hosted by advocates of the real, local and sustainable food movements.

2. Please link your posts back to one of the hosting blogs. This is a common blog hop courtesy. This link helps build the Simple Lives Thursday community by sending your readers to all of the other participants’ posts. We all end up sharing and learning from each other.

What will you share this week? We all look forward to your submissions!

If reading this via email, visit this post to see the list of linked blogs.

This post may contain affiliate links. We only recommend products and services we wholeheartedly endorse. Thank you for supporting Traditional Cooking School by GNOWFGLINS with your purchases. Our family thanks you!


  1. says

    Oops, Sorry, Wardee! I accidently posted my recipe for peach-mango salsa over grilled fish twice. Apologies! Hope you’re having a blessed week! :0 kel

  2. says

    thanks for always hosting this Wardee! i always look forward to thursday and finding so many great ideas! our basil is finally getting to where we can enjoy so we’ve been making caprese salad’s almost every night all week after we put the kids to bed. i shared that recipe today. what a simple pleasure!!

  3. says

    Hi Wardee, thanks for hosting! I shared my post on making kombucha – I know you highlighted Mexican Wildflower’s post from last week, but… it’s what I had to share :)
    Have a great week!

  4. says

    I am all for the simple life, every day! I have made so many changes lately, but life still seems a bit more complex than I would like. However, I find that the more natural things I bring into my home, the less there is going out (as in trash!). The most simplistic change we have made is to not buy anything that is going to be nothing but trash (i.e. paper plates, paper towels, plastic cups, etc.). We have gone from 2 overfull trash cans a week to maybe 1/2 a can a week!


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