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BLOG HOPS I FOLLOW

What is a blog hop?  Its a place where bloggers share links to their weekly posts. I am truly grateful to the bloggers who host these parties. I share my posts at these lovely blog hops: SUNDAY Simple Life Sunday MONDAY Clever Chicks, Mindful Mommy Monday, Motivation Monday, Natural Living Monday, Homestead Barn Hop, Homemade…

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Discovering The Tightwad Gazette

A Review of Amy Dacyczyn’s THE TIGHTWAD GAZETTE Fans of frugal living have all heard of Amy Dacyczyn, right?  She is a legend amongst the thrifty set and I love this woman. From 1991 to 1996 she published a newsletter about frugal living called The Tightwad Gazette. It included articles written by Amy and her…

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Mighty Mushroom & Bok Choy Immunity Soup

Mighty Mushroom & Bok Choy Immunity Soup Green vegetables, including bok choy and broccoli, contain lots of usable calcium.  According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, vegetables strengthen bones, and high consumption of green vegetables can help reduce hip fractures.  Mushrooms contain powerful phytochemicals that enhance our immune systems and Dr. Fuhrman calls onions and garlic ‘anti-cancer…

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Cooking Beans on the Wood Stove

COOKING ON THE WOOD STOVE Cooking beans on the wood stove instead of the electric stove fulfills four of my heart’s desires: 1)  To never use electricity from the grid ever again (I’m not there YET but it feels good to minimize usage). 2)  To be extra frugal.  Using the wood stove to heat the…

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Rustic Chili

Rustic Chili Why rustic?  Because its hearty, filling, and wholesome.  I feel like I could walk out my door and just gather the ingredients in the forest (if beans and tomato paste grew in the forest, that is). With superfoods like shiitake mushrooms, walnuts, and quinoa, its not only incredibly filling but its full of…

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