This year's harvest of potatoes did not disappoint. I haven't picked all of them yet, but I grabbed some to make a side dish for our dinner last evening. These tubers are in the nightshade family. Also, they have been heavily relied upon for sustenance throughout history. They are versatile and tasty. *Note - If you or someone you love struggles with diabetes, you may need to limit your consumption of potatoes. You'll need to talk to your doctor about … [Read more...] about Herbed Roasted Potatoes!
Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial
A reusable tote bag is awesome! I see them all over the place. Some bags are more appealing than others. What if you could sew your own bag? You could choose the fabric, making it customized to your taste. This bag is actually a gift for one of my friends who has her own business. We see her at local farmers' markets all the time. She makes granola that is delicious, and you can share it with your dog! No kidding! We love it here at the Mountain Farmhouse, and Finn does, … [Read more...] about Tote Bag Sewing Tutorial
Food and Flowers in Permaculture
When practicing permaculture, food and flowers can live harmoniously. They can even be one and the same. Even though we have a designated vegetable garden, we don't exclusively plant vegetables there. One of the joys of permaculture, as well as of gardening in general, is the endless way we can combine plants for multiple reasons. This is how to "stack functions," and "stack elements," which are part of the bigger picture in permaculture principles. Let's first … [Read more...] about Food and Flowers in Permaculture
Farmhouse Kitchen Sink Curtain
I don't have a cabinet under my kitchen sink. This is by choice, actually. Instead, I have a kitchen sink curtain. We wanted to re-create more of a historic-looking, old-fashioned style in our kitchen when we had it remodeled in 2015. Since the house was built in 1850, I wanted to give the "heart of the home" a nod to the past without sacrificing modern-day convenience. We chose a sink that was a reproduction of an antique style, typical of the 1930's. This … [Read more...] about Farmhouse Kitchen Sink Curtain