Looking for new desserts to try this winter? New Year’s celebrations are still coming up and any of these would be perfect for a fellowship or gathering!
Archives for December 2012
May your hearts be lifted in praise this Christmas for the precious gift of Jesus and the joy He brings. We treasure you among the blessings and gifts He gives. Thank you for sharing your life with us. From our family to yours, have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year! This post includes our digital Christmas card, plus the part of the shot I didn’t want to be included. 😉
Thanks everyone for submitting your dehydrating questions for today’s podcast. I’m so happy you reached out and shared what’s on your mind, and I’m even happier that I have an opportunity to help. So without further ado, here’s this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee. See below for a list of the questions answered and the links shared.
This is a variation of the Coconut-Honey Candy I shared last Easter. These are more Christmas-y with the mint. I took this candy to a Christmas potluck. The days leading up to the potluck had been really busy and I woke up that morning thinking I needed to come up with super easy dessert or I wouldn’t be taking anything at all. And literally 15 minutes later, this was in the fridge chilling.
We’re heading down home… to your farms! Urban, suburban, or rural — whatever you’re growing and doing, we want to see it. Today’s featured farm is Spellcast Farm a small diversified located in Catawba County, North Caroline. The farm is run by Michelle T. Barnard and Walter McSwain and has been in existence since 2008. They recently became the first Animal Welfare Approved farm for rabbits! They garden and raise goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, and rabbits. Many locals get to enjoy Spellcast farm “real food” through the farmer’s market. Come on in and visit their lovely farm.
The items I share below are a little off-the-beaten path. They’re not your typical Christmas gifts in that they’re made by a small home business or perhaps only a traditional foodie can appreciate them. Some are hold-in-your-hands and some are digital. The list won’t be long, but it is here — and only if you’re hunting for a special something. If you’re not, I’ll see you back here on Monday. 😉
Today, we’re going to talk about backyard farming and how it can help all of us answer a growing food crisis. My guest is Angela England, the author of the new book, Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less). Angela is giving away a signed copy of her book, too. Be sure to listen to the podcast so you can answer the question to get a bonus entry!
We’re heading down home… to your farms! Urban, suburban, or rural — whatever you’re growing and doing, we want to see it. Today’s featured farm is The Re-Treat Farm. Lisa is enjoying learning more about the ‘old ways’ on her little farm with the support of her husband Ron. Come on in and visit!
Today I’ve invited Jonathan Harris to share a free homeschooling and/or parenting resource with you. You’re going to love it! Jonathan is the author of the 10K to Talent blog (and husband to Renee Harris from MadeOn Hard Lotion). He homeschools their eight children, ages 14 and younger. Because of his desire to develop talent and life-long passion in his children early-on, he developed and practices an idea he calls 10k to Talent. The idea is that since world-class talent takes about 10,000 hours (10k) to develop, he wants to help each of his children identify and practice much of their talent development under his direction and before the age of 18 — so they’ll enter the adult world already very skilled at things they love to do!