"He causeth the grass to grow for food, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth a man's heart." ~Psalm 104: 14-15


Cooking Little House--Mexican Style! Apple N Onion Supper

My friend Katie at Nourishing Simplicity has a series called Cooking Through "Little House," from which I made a recipe this week, after noting it on a list of yummy Autumn foods:

Fried Apples n’ Onions

Just like she says, it's a supper simple and quick dish! Along with it I cooked up some meat, and we had our supper ready so fast!


Autumn recipes round-up: warm and cozy Fall Foods!

I have a huge pumpkin in my living room:

See?  :D

I'm so glad too, cause I've been seeing all these delicious pumpkin recipes online lately!

I was also given a big ole' bag of apples that need to be cooked right away, so I think we'll have Fried Apples & Onions for supper! (and if I only had a slow-cooker,  I'd make Slow-cooker Applesauce too!) There's post on how and why to caramelize onions. :-)

And then there are these that don't have pumpkins or apples:

Also, see More Fall Links: 10 Fall Time Spices and my Autumn pinboard for all sorts of other Autumn links! *NEW* 2014 Fall Foods Recipe round-up.

What are you making this fall?  Have you any pumpkin recipes to share? 


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Photo of an Autumn Day

An Autumn day: homeschool and pouring up tinctures! 

Have you tried making tinctures yet?  My favorite one to have around is White Willow Bark & Lavander; great for headaches! (you could even use vinegar!)

*Bulk Herb Store just shared this newsletter called Tincture making Troubleshooting!


DIY: Fill Your Own Tea Bags

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Some teas I used included: Soothing Lemon which you can also find in the ebook Steeped,  and my Cough & Cold tea. Don't forget to get your Press & Brew Tea Bags while you're at it!

Join me today for a little lesson on how to fill our own tea bags; it's soo easy! Definitely worth investing a little time and money for the easy use and time saved later on. (Later we'll talk about other great uses for these little DIY Tea Bags!) 

Click here for the project: "How To" Press & Brew Tea Bags: DIY


Have you filled your own tea bags yet? What herbs did you use?

This post is now part of the following blog-hops and link-ups:  Natural Living Monday @Nourishing Simplicity, The Art of Home-Making Monday @ Strangers & Pilgrims, Mama Moments @ A Mama's Story.


Cough & Cold Tea: recipe

My dear one has a cough and can't sleep; their cold is keeping them up, blowing their nose till they use up all the tissue.  What can I give them to help them stop coughing and relieve the over-all symptoms so they can get some sleep??

This is a mix I came up with for us! (I'm not recommend this for you; just sharing our experience. Please look into each herb to see if it's a fit your specific need before you add it to your blend.)