• recipes: raw & fermented • cooked • beverages • sweets
• magic pantry
• pets
bee inspired• crafts and D I Y
free designs
• garden articles

Recipe index

raw and fermented fruits & vegetables

Raw veggie indexBroccoli antipasto

Cabbage "noodle" with pecan & parsley pesto

• Eggplant "bacon" chips

Olive & kale pesto

Pea sprouts, from seed to salad

Plum sauce with Asian seasonings

Tango lettuce• Shiitake hot-pot soup

• Sprouts with nuts marinade

• Strawberry paste, vegan strawberry butter, plus recipes

Tomato confit, tomato jam

Tomatoes in "ranch" dressing

• Tuscan greens

Watermelon "raisins" and chocoloate/carob cookie

cooked vegetables

cooking index

Artichoke purée

Broccoli walnut sauté


• Cilantro juice and my Late-night cilantro ice

• Kefir water, Classic kefir tea and Fruit flavored variations

• Kombucha, caffeine free brewing leads to Classic kefir tea recipe

• Pink drink, beets, raspberries, watermelon, orange and banana


• Snow sorbet

• Watermelon "raisins" and chocoloate/carob cookie

Magic Pantry (and good ideas)

tea indexCandle remedy for seasonal blues

• Hot water bottles for winter nights

Trojan horse candy, maple syrup and baking soda

• Recycle plastic produce boxes for storage

Romaine lettuce tea — powerful, and calming


natural Pets

• Apple cider vinegar (ACV) skin rescue for people and pets

Joint healing and dogs going raw

Mouse trumpet


Craft and DIY

Crafts & DIY index

• Angel, crystal embellished ornament

• Cat, painted felt ornament

• Choosing paint colors using Photoshop

Leaf gathering in Autumn

• Paint brushes, keeping them soft

Repairing a log cabin and old stone walls, part 1

• Santa doll, mixed media

• Sweater makeovers

Wallpaper rescue

• Wicker bench with multi-colored acrylic paints



garden indexBetter tomato harvests, September update

Christmas tree, planting live

Green tomato roundup, Autumn

Herbs and flowers in Autumn bouquets

How to make a flower meadow, part 1, Autumn gardening

How to make a flower meadow, part 2, Autumn gardening

How to make a flower meadow, part 3, October 09

Mini greenhouses from storage boxes

Pea sprouts, from seed to salad

Plant trays from inexpensive plastic shelving

• Posies in Autumn

Potato harvest, comparing grocery store and mail-order sprouters

• Red maple, how to grow an ornamental for free

Starting a garden in early winter