Saturday

Tuesday

(Exercising) The Art of Frugality

"Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship." 
 -Benjamin Franklin
 

How are you practicing the art of frugality lately? Here are some of the ways I've recently exercised the art...plugging the small leaks in my ship.   

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Thursday

Homespun Alchemy™ ... In the Kitchen

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Lacto-fermented carrots and garlic after about eight days of fermentation
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"You are an alchemist; make gold of it."
-- William Shakespeare



Several years ago after reading about...and being intrigued by...a somewhat mysterious food-alchemy called "fermentation" ....

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Sunday

"Discovering... the Forgotten Wealth of Nature"

"It is the thrifty who prepare today for the wants of tomorrow."

~ Aesop (circa 550 BC)





"It was the children who spied them first. Our bare ankles and sandal~ed feet scraped scraped against the cactus~like needles as we stepped gingerly over the vines sprawled across the landscape. They had buried themselves inside a mysterious, shadowy tangle of Pepper and Avocado trees like long forgotten treasure. A colossal patch of blackberries lie before us, not unlike an ethereal gift, the type of gift that night~fairies might leave to mere mortals. The dark glistening berries seemed to blink at the sun's brightness as we gently lifted the brand of an ancient Pepper tree to examine our cache'....
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