Saturday, June 27, 2009

This years learning....

Lacto-Fermentation...that's the skill I'll strive to become proficient at during these summer months. The health benefits are there and it's another way to preserve food for later use, good for sustainability.

As a kid my Grandma made canned pickles and mix veggie pickles. I remember having them in the summers I spent there, but they were not a part of my life the rest of the year. They were yummy, it's surprising to me how there's such a gap between what was normal in my Grandma's life and what I was taught as normal.

Right now I'm doing some research and planning to start small a few jars of carrots and maybe some cabbage...I think it will grow from there...finding yogurt to drain for the whey and checking into kefir grains.

Have you tried fermenting your our veggies at home? I'd love to here any tips or suggestions.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hive...

It's a new game. Have you heard of it?


It's a strategy game with bugs. We have hand crafted our own tiles.


It took some time and a minimal amount of funds to make our little set. Her friends thought it was great!

What new or old games do you play?

This is on the Firsts on the First at Make it From Scratch


Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's in the bag!

My youngest daughter is getting ready to go to prom and needed a purse for the night. We are conserving our resources and I offered to make a drawstring purse for the event that would go with her dress. I stumbled on a tutorial a week or two ago and used it as a guide to make it.

Open


Closed


She's happy with it and I have a small contribution in the bag.