Simple Lives Thursday #105

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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:

Featured Posts from Last Week’s Submissions

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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. How To Kill Squash Bugs, Squash Bug Eggs, and Nymphs by Reformation Acres. This is a brilliant way to manage squash bugs without having to pick them with your fingers. If you grow squash, this is a must read!

2. Chocolate Mint Tea Ice Cream by A Harmony Healing. A nourishing ice cream for these hot summer days.

3. Ten Steps for Eating Locally Year Round – By Carolyn Raffensperger from Foy Update. A process on sourcing and preserving local food.

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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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

    Thanks for adding my post to the list! I was scrolling down to add my entry for this week and was so excited to catch a glimpse of my photo :)

  2. says

    Thanks for hosting! This week I’ve shared a recipe for Banana Bread Cobbler with a Pecan Struesel. It’s sweetened with coconut sugar and is a great way to use up overripe bananas.

  3. says

    Thanks for hosting! I shared a recipe for blueberry chocolate chunk ice cream inspired by nourishing traditions as well as a simple recipe for chili lime roasted chickpeas.

    Have a blessed day, Wardee!

  4. says

    Hi Wardee :) I’m sharing my Grain-free Kefir Brownies… they’re actually made with kefir grains Jamie sent me :) They’re super good, and have no added sugar. Check it out… they might be gaps legal with a few adjustments…

  5. says

    Thanks for hosting! I posted my recipe for yellow squash pickles that is probiotic rich and a great way to use up some of that extra yellow squash!

  6. says

    Thanks for hosting!

    I am submitting a post about overcoming despair at the state of the world. I hope other people can relate to feeling overwhelmed about the “problems” in the world, so I offered the peace I have made with it lately…and a call to action!

    I am also posting something I wrote after going home recently to the family reunion and spending time near my Grandparent’s farm. I include a poem about missing my Grandfather and some pictures of my homesteading work lately.

    Thanks so much for reading! I feel honored to be a part of your Simple Lives Community!! :)

    <3 Sarah

  7. says

    I am also sharing my latest real foodification: I made these orange brownies into sprouted flour, honey-filled, real food orange heaven!

  8. says

    I just wanted to say that I link to you at the end of my posts, not at the beginning…hope it’s okay. I have added the Simple Lives Thursday button to my sidebar, with a link back to GNOWFGLINS. I love this blog hop, thanks!

  9. says

    What a great hop this week Wardee!

    I wanted to share my new ketchup recipe that finally reminds me of store-bought. With the substitution of all real food ingredients, it is so much better than store-bought! There is a lacto-fermented option and tips on how to modify it to make it your own. You may just search around your house for foods to eat with it like we do!

    A Real Food Ketchup Recipe (with lacto-fermented option)

  10. says

    Hello and I hope this Thursday finds you well.

    This week I am sharing three recipes:

    (1) Coconut Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with a “caramel” Sauce (dairy free, cane-sugar free, SCD friendly)

    (2) Breaded Jalapeno Poppers Stuffed with Bacon and “Cheese” (dairy free, gluten free, grain free)

    (3) Soaking nuts and seeds. Short post highlighting 3 easy steps

    Be Well,

  11. says

    I am still out on the farm, take a peek in the local school. My husband’s grandmother was the lunch lady and she cooked hot, homemade breakfasts and lunches for seventy kids for decades.


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