Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

green apple walnut salad

Posted on January 27th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

I am a salad kind of girl.  I tend to get stuck in a happy rut with my food, so I’ve never looked very far beyond lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and avocado.  Why try to improve on a good thing, right? Oh, wrong. I have a new salad now, and I have to confess, I […]

popcorn balls

Posted on January 20th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

The corn-and-sugar-eating members of the family got an itch to make popcorn balls.  David found this recipe online and off to the kitchen they went.  It’s a honey/sugar/molasses-based recipe, and they all said it made a lip-smackin caramel. I took their word for it; I’m so much better off at a good distance from both popcorn and […]

coconut cream recipe

Posted on January 17th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

I haven’t been blogging for a few days, but we’re all fine–healthy, snug, and cozy.  We’ve been having some chilly 3 degree mornings (and a -14 degree one!) but the wood stove is roaring, and life goes on.  It’s been a string of sleepy days–due to sleepless nights–just keeping up with homeschool, laundry, meals, and lots […]

oleo calcareous

Posted on September 18th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  14 Comments »

I have to say, I love this stuff.  A little bottle of it and some cotton balls, and I’ve said goodbye to baby wipes, diaper cream, diaper rash, and cradle cap. It’s called Oleo Calcareous, and you can make it yourself. Used by moms in France, Oleo Calcareous is a liniment made of  a 50/50 […]

NORA tea

Posted on April 10th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  11 Comments »

Some of you were wondering about the NORA tea I mentioned in my last post. I thought I would write a quick post explaining a little more about it. NORA=Nettles, Oat straw, Red raspberry, Alfalfa. I’ve been making one variation or another of this for a while, but my midwife was the one who actually […]