The Front Parlor by Walter Gay via Wikimedia Commons


In Maggie’s day you’d visit with your neighbors on the front porch as they dropped by, with your friends over a cup of tea – a well-deserved respite from work in the afternoon, or across the counter at the country store. You’d share recipes and remedies, tips and tricks and help solve each other’s problems. Today many of us don’t connect face to face anymore. My point here is not to debate the merits or faults of this fact, as the reality is that many of us find our conversations with friends taking place over social media, blogs and online forums. Here are the tips, tricks, recipes and remedies from other bloggers that I’ve run across and found interesting. Join their conversations.

~ Your input is always welcome. ~

Garden tool organization and seed saving with Michele at Chocolate Box Cottage.

Gemmaโ€™s Pumpkin Donuts

Dehydrating 101 from Homesteading Family.

Fermenting basics from Homesteading Family.

Another good idea from the The Kitchn if you want to save your biscuit scraps to reuse another day as dumplings.

A clever idea from Food & Wine for baking your biscuits and not having to roll out and shape the scraps.

The best breadmaking class around! Join Carolyn from Homesteading Family and learn how to make delicious, light, and fluffy yeast and sourdough bread.

Delicious and simple cast iron berry cobbler from Made some this summer on my parents blackberry farm. Mmmm.
Delicious apple cobbler. Basically apple mix topped with homemade biscuits. This is my substitute for apple pie since I’m not good at making those.

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Featured Image Herb Profile from Wellness Mama. I love garlic! It’s one of my favorite herbs.
Featured Image Good post from Mommypotamus on ear infections with remedy tips and explaining when antibiotics are really needed.

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