Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

I am attempting to learn recipes for homemade versions of convenience foods and tried one today for homemade Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. I mixed a few spoonfuls into a glass of milk and it tasted just like the store-bought syrup that costs about $2 for a 24 oz. bottle – AND I made it in about five…

Dreamtime

For gardeners, January is the season of dreamin’. This is when we can be found sleeping with seed catalogs tucked under our pillows, laboring over garden diagrams whose size bears no resemblance to that of our backyards (many of our dreams include inheriting vast tracts of prime agricultural real estate), and reading aloud to our…

This Week’s Groceries and Meals

Next year we’ll have more produce preserved from the garden to use throughout the winter, but this year we don’t have much. So I am focusing on keeping costs down and buying produce that is on sale to keep our meals healthy but low-cost. This was my first week attempting to plan our meals by…

Chickweed!

This weekend has brought our first daytime temperatures below 40°F, and though a few of last autumn’s leaf lettuces are hanging on, they aren’t growing at anywhere near a harvestable rate. Not having planted any kale or mustard greens in the fall (note: do this next year), what can we put in the salad bowl…