Ok. maybe it's not really as big of a deal as that line just made it sound, but well, it kind of is. After buying the last one at B&N for the beauty of a farm kitchen on the cover, i decided it was time to be a big girl and order my very own subscription for the first time instead of taking off with Mother dear's old ones after she looked at them... as i've done for as long as i can remember.
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In the meantime, I've been seeing some delightful e-mags that i've found loaded with inspiration and beauty. Thought you might like them as well. Usually i'm much more excited about something i can actually hold in my hands but i am finding there is room enough in my heart for these gems as well.
I was a little sorry to discover this is the first issue I actually have to pay for, though i do understand and it's certainly well-deserved. It's just that it was so fun to get the whole thing, full of ideas and so much beauty! delivered to my inbox!
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A new one (for me). I found it on a favorite blog Homestead Revival. There's no way i'm close to giving up chickens for duck eggs but i do find some of the pages fascinating. Fun to see that people are choosing to live beyond "modern" norms. I'd love to have bees. There's a great page full of recipe alternatives to make mixes you would usually buy. I made the crackers today... simple and delightful! My friends have joked that i could make anything out of flour and water... but the reason is just that if you keep things simple and understand the components that bring it together you really can. This section illustrates that well. For example the crackers are simply flour, salt, butter and water.
Old cookbooks are some of my favorites as well for that reason. They were written before the days of mixes and condiments so you can really learn so much about natural preservatives and methods just by reading them. This is a good one...
I also randomly came across this blog called 7sweetsand7sours.com ... all about cooking from this book. fascinating.
Well, maybe i'm the only dorky one who thinks that's fascinating. nevertheless.
Or... maybe not. Whether you're headed to the alter or not, this is such a fun guide for inspiration.
Just don't try to mimic the perfection.
Live well, my friends.
I hope you are inspired today!
It's time for me to go put all my inspiration to work and get my hands dirty cleaning up my house. Company's comin'!!
“Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars; To be satisfied with your possessions; to despise nothing in the world except falsehood and meanness, and to fear nothing except cowardice; to be governed by your admirations rather than by your disgusts; to covet nothing that is your neighbor’s except his kindness of heart and gentleness of manners; to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends, and to spend as much time as you can with body and spirit. These are little guideposts on the footpath to peace.” –Henry Van Dyke