Raspberries can provide delicious sweet tart fruit for fresh eating, cooking and preserves such as jams and jelly. I can only speak for myself, but homemade raspberry jam is my favorite. It tastes nothing like the product you buy in the store – the raspberry flavor is much stronger. In this post I'll share what I've learned about how to grow raspberries in northwest Wisconsin. I'll also include information from the USDA Cooperative Extension Office. There are Cooperative Extension Office throughout the United States, and they are a great resource for information specific for your climate and location. [Read more…]
These homemade cinnamon rolls were a family favorite that mom used to bake for most holidays, along with kolache and rolache. (No idea of the proper spelling on that one – same dough as kolache, but rolled up into a crescent, brushed with egg wash and sprinkled with salt and poppy seed). Later she also added Hungarian rolls. Christmas time would have Polish tea rings. I bake less than mom did (trying to avoid so much white sugar and white flour), but special occasions call for special recipes and memories of family traditions. Sometimes I make these as Caramel-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls, with a caramel sauce baked in the bottom of the pan, usually I just make them with icing because my boys like them better that way.
This recipe is featured in my book, “Never Buy Bread Again – 20+ Homemade Bread Recipes“, along with many other wonderful baked goods.
Cold and flu season is sweeping the country. Prepare yourself with the Best Natural Remedies for Colds and Flu to help boost your immune system. Here's a round up of posts from the Common Sense Home website that are focused on prevention and treatment of colds and flu. There are also home remedies for specific symptoms such as earaches, sore throat, cough, and congestion. [Read more…]
The 2017-2018 cold and flu season has been the worst since 2014/2015, with the majority of flu cases linked to influenza A virus H3N2. During the week of December 13, 2017 to January 6, 2018, the CDC reported seven influenza-associated pediatric deaths, as well as a lab-confirmed hospitalization rate of 22.7 per 100,000 people. Emergency rooms across the country have been hard hit, with the flu virus widespread in nearly every state. The flu season may be peaking, but the CDC predicts 11-13 more weeks of increased flu virus activity. In this post, we'll talk about some of the most effective supplements to prevent and treat cold and flu – vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc. [Read more…]
Cow tongue, beef tongue, ox tongue – no matter what you call it, learning how to cook beef tongue may seem intimidating, but it's surprisingly easy to do. The simple cooking method that I like to use creates a tender, delicious cut of meat that can be served like a roast or sliced thin and used cold for sandwiches. Since we buy our beef in bulk from a local friend who raises grassfed steers, it's important for us to be to be able to use up all the odd bits. [Read more…]