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4 Keys to Maximizing Your Food Forest or Permaculture Garden’s Productivity

With fall here, I’m working on two goals for our little Amazon food forest: Growing our cool weather crops to finish up this year’s harvest Prepping the food forest (along with some new areas in the yard) for springtime Looking forward to having more broccoli, carrots, and cabbage, so we’re making sure that we stay […]

Welcome to the Amazon Food Forest!

One of the reasons we fell in love with our house is because of space. Besides the awesome house, we had more land than we expected. Once the papers were signed, it was time to get to work. Last year we started off small and I set up a tiny spot by the back door to […]

5 Delicious, Cheap, and Easy Restaurant Style Meals

Who doesn’t enjoy a fantastic and delicious meal at a restaurant? We’ve had some great dishes and stories over the years that we cherish. (I’m still searching for cooking that came close to that hole in the wall Thai place in Los Angeles!) Cheap & Easy Restaurant Recipes However, going out to eat can be pricey. […]

How to Slash Your Food Bill in Half and Save Serious Time!

Want to feed your family well, but without breaking the budget? Learn how you can slash your grocery bills in half with this key item! Food is a big deal in my house. Not only because we love to eat (we do!), but if you look at our budget, it’s kind of a big deal. We’re […]

International (Food) Delights on the Cheap

I have a confession to make – when we were first married, I was known as the ‘microwave queen’. I didn’t really cook because I thought making the dishes I loved was hard and expensive. Turns out I was wrong on both counts. Though I’m no chef, I’ve expanded my skills and recipes enough that cooking […]

The Lifesaver You Need in Your Kitchen (Besides a Crockpot)!

Tonight’s meal was done in 17 minutes. (Yeah, this is real time!) So this bug/not flu but sort of flu/ plague continues and dinner time was upon me. I’m not going to lie; there was a temptation to get some pizza delivered or call my husband see if he would pick up something on the […]