Simple Lives Thursday #96

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We have noticed that quite a few blogs are not linking back to one of the Simple Lives Thursday host blogs (see guideline #2, below). If this is you, please realize that this prevents us from choosing you as a featured blog. Thank you for linking back to us!

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 (for the time being, due to hosts taking breaks):

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. Pros and Cons of a Plant Sale by Pumpkin, Pie, Painter. “My husband asked me this the other day after the plant sale. When so much work and time goes into something, you have to take a look at it and weigh the pros and cons of the amount of reward earned against the amount of effort released.” We enjoyed the honest reflection and gorgeous photos in this post.

2. Ramps: Wild Leeks by Learning and Yearning. “Walking along a bubbling brook yesterday, I stumbled upon a lovely patch of ramps. Also known as wild leeks, ramps are native to the Appalachian mountain region in North America. The perennial is found in deciduous forests in the spring. The bulb has a lovely onion-garlic taste and is delicious raw, or lightly sauteed.” This post includes a simple, delicious recipe!

3. Foraging Does Not Equal Free Food from The Local Cook. “As we were philosophizing among the cleavers, vinca, and garlic mustard, I realized how much my views on foraging have changed over the past year. I used to think that foraging was all about free food.” A surprising reflection on the ethics of foraging.

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 host blogs!

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

These are three 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.

3. No giveaway or otherwise primarily advertising oriented posts. Keep your topics to fit our simple living theme of “consume less, produce more.” We will delete posts that don’t fit.

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

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  1. says

    Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following seasonal farm-to-table recipes that promote the benefits of good health through nutrition from eating fresh unprocessed seasonal produce:

    Wild Leek & Pea Shoot Hummus

    Garlic Mustard Salad with Wild Leek & Pea Shoot Hummus Dressing

    Wild Leek & Pea Shoot Hummus Pasta

    Quinoa with White Wine & Herbs

    Powerhouse Kale Smoothie

    Happy cooking!
    The Intentional Minimalist

    • says

      Lynn — On your blog post, add a link to this post. Often people say, “This post is shared with Simple Lives Thursday” or something like that, linking the words to this post.

  2. says

    Hi Wardee, I am posting my cilantro lime pesto recipe and crock pot yogurt recipe . Thanks for hosting this get linky party!! Sonja

  3. says

    Hi! This week I posted on stinging nettles, including a recipe for nettle paté. I also posted on why we need to label Genetically Modified foods, which most people don’t know make up 70% of all foods on grocery store shelves and have never been tested for safety.

    California is poised to become the first state in the nation to require labeling of GMO foods, and WE REALLY NEED HELP to beat Monsanto. If the labeling initiative passes in CA, the rest of the nation will follow.

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  4. says

    This week I’m sharing my Double Chocolate Date and Almond Cookies and 10 reasons why I eat soup in summer! (and all year round!) Thanks for hosting!

  5. says

    Good afternoon and thanks once again for hosting this wonderful linky- Enjoy a happy week! Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network ( Seasonal Celebration Sunday) x ps: I have a special page of link parties, the link for which is below each post and I try to tweet your party every week as well as offering free link backs to anyone who comments on a post. I used to do a long list below each article, but it began to get a bit out of hand so I was forced into creating a new page:-)

  6. says

    Thanks for hosting again, Wardee. :-) I love Thursday!
    I’ve linked up three this week:
    1. Crock Pot Mexican Chicken Chili
    2. Our DEBT FREE Home – A video tour of our new house, purchased with cash
    3. Heartburn Relief While Pregnant – and otherwise :-)

  7. says

    Thanks for hosting us! This week I have a post all about flavoring water kefir to make it colorful and delicious and party-ready. I even have some mixed drink recipes with flavored water kefir as the base. Stop by!

  8. says

    Thank you so much for hosting! :) Shared a couple Mexican style favorites ’round our place- Mexican Lasagna and Chili Relleno Casserole! :) Hope you enjoy!!

  9. says

    This week I am sharing my latest REAL FOOD 101 post, all about how to make fresh pasta (two ways: one with eggs and one soaked overnight). Enjoy!

  10. says

    Hi and thanks for hosting!

    This week I’m sharing my recipe for Sour Pickles. For me, achieving the perfect pickle is a personal goal, and I think this is the recipe to take me to pickle nirvana.

    Have a great weekend!


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