From the Weed Patch: Garlic Mustard Pesto

I heart pesto. Basil Pesto. Sundried Tomato Pesto. Cilantro Pesto. Spinach Pesto. If it’s green, garlicky and full of “heart healthy” fats, I’ll eat it. So imagine my geekish glee when I learned the incredibly invasive garlic mustard weed can be turned into pesto. It’s cliche but true: If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em, and … More From the Weed Patch: Garlic Mustard Pesto

Snow Days Are For Cleaning Out Your Junk Drawer And Being A Kid Again

Another Snow Day? Your kids are probably under your feet chanting “I’m Bored. I’m Bored. I’m Bored.” Or your neighbors/siblings/cousins/mail carriers were in a pinch and dropped their kids on your doorstep because you have nothing better to do. Either way, it’s time to get crafty! First, send the kids to gather some woodland stuff, like … More Snow Days Are For Cleaning Out Your Junk Drawer And Being A Kid Again

The Attack of the Peppermints (I ran out of Wrapping Paper Again)

Holiday Gift Wrapping Dilemma #4: How to make gifts look pretty without sending wad after wad of paper (not to mention cardboard rolls) to the trash? This year I used peppermint themed dish linens. They’re bright, colorful, and help cushion breakables during shipment. The giftee can use them in the kitchen, or wrap a gift in … More The Attack of the Peppermints (I ran out of Wrapping Paper Again)

The Flying Chicken Box

GIFT WRAPPING DILEMMA #3: TEENY TINY BOXES FROM OLD GREETING CARDS Unable to find a jewelry box small enough to fit my Sweetheart Necklaces, I crawled the web in search of the perfect origami box pattern. After testing eight different patterns, I found these adorable little flower boxes. For my purposes, it was necessary to adapt the original … More The Flying Chicken Box