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A blog about home craft. Well.....certain aspects of living at home: home cooking, food preservation, gardening, budgeting and the like.


It’s National Keto Day! January 5, 2021

5 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments CDBeck

The Vitamin Shoppe® has designated January 5th as National Keto Day in support of the keto community. So if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to start a diet or at least return to sensible eating habits, you might consider the keto diet. What is...

Christmas Food Memories: My Grandmother’s Lime Jello Salad

23 Dec 2020 1 minute read 2 comments CDBeck

Does the scent of baking bread bring back memories for you?  How about the taste of the favorite cookie from your childhood?  The taste and smell of coffee? For me the taste (and smell) of certain foods sometimes remind me of people, especially famil...

Bee Cluster: Colonies Viewed in Infrared

21 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments CDBeck

December brought the first hard frost of the season. One of the things I do for my hives is to wrap them in insulation for the winter. But before I do that, I thought I’d snap a few pictures of the hives with my Seek Thermal camera. I was hoping to s...

It's National Brownie Day! Dec. 8, 2020

8 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments CDBeck

December 8th is designated as National Brownie Day! Or National Chocolate Brownie Day to be more accurate. Cheesecake brownies (Feb. 10), blondies (Jan 22), and butterscotch brownies (May 9) have their own holidays. Photo by sheri silver on Unsplash...

Don’t Toss Those Pumpkin Seeds!

1 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments CDBeck

Eat the seeds.  They are nutritious, low calorie, high fiber, and eating them with the shells will give you extra fiber. My usual winter squash is acorn squash and I always roast the seeds.  So when I cut a fresh pumpkin for the Thanksgiving Day Pump...

Volunteer Pumpkin

23 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments CDBeck

Sometimes the most productive plants in the home garden are the ones we don’t plan on growing.  Such is the case with the pumpkin vine that volunteered in my front planter box this summer. I planted marigolds in the box for the summer and at one poin...