Foraging for Wild Fruit in the City and Country

For wild grapes are every man’s harvest, choosing their own trellis of boundary fences and stone walls along the roadsides. They yield their riches to those who know them best and who most desire them. If you have found them, then it is you only for whom they have ripened, a free gift of nature’s…

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I love old cookbooks and here’s why

a stack of old cookbooks

This post contains affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. Old cookbooks, whether antique or vintage, will always have a place in my kitchen. On my 9th birthday, I received my first “very own” cookbook and there began my love of cooking and cookbooks. Snickerdoodles, pumpkin custard, and hot milk sponge cakes were my early specialties.…

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Minimizing and Downsizing our Household–2 Years Later

moving into a new home

Happy New Year! Here we are in 2023, my third year of life changes. It was the middle of 2020 when we decided to leave our settled, comfy life in Wisconsin to start over in central Texas. A few more changes this past summer led us to move from Austin to rural eastern Texas. We…

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