Author: Eileen

Growing Vegetables At Higher Elevations

By Chuck Majors MAY – A good time to start your small garden. Due to the short growing climate and conditions, you can start with winter crops that tolerate frost and light snow: onions, lettuce, beets, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, brussel sprouts and peas. Most winter crops you can grow all summer. Indoors, start your (June 15) summer crop in small containers. JUNE 15 – You can put out your summer crops like tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers and bush beans. These plants should be started inside on May 1st to be ready. Due to the short growing season in the area,...

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Holistic Eating Doesn’t Mean Organic

  By Nicole Staniger, Quiet Earth Provisions   I am convinced that eating McDonald’s at home with your family around a table would be healthier for you than eating a grass-fed organic burger while driving by yourself.  Now, I am not a proponent for eating fast food of any kind, but I would like to convey that eating holistically involves a lot more than what you’re putting in your mouth. Most Americans have accepted a problematic view of food and eating.  We are conditioned to think that nutrients are the most important thing about any food.  The existence of...

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D.I.Y. Wedding Tips

By Eileen Majors Catering is one of the largest costs for many couples today.  Remember that options are endless for this part of the wedding. And doing it yourself or with the help of family and friends will really slash that cost, but it will take a host of volunteers who know what they are doing to pull it off. I got lucky at my wedding as one of the best cooks in the whole family, my brother-in-law Chuck, jumped to the occasion of offering his services.  He barbecued and sliced 12 tri tips, made 5 gallons of baked...

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Raspberry Crescent Rolls Recipe

Recipe and photo courtesy of Yield – 4 servings, 8 rolls Preparation Time – 15 minutes – Cooking Time – 15 minutes Ingredients Refrigerated crescent rolls plus the following: Cream Cheese Filling 4 oz. cream cheese 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 Tbsp sugar Raspberry Filling 3/4 cup washed raspberries 2 Tbsp sugar 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch Icing 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1/2 Tbsp vanilla 1/2 Tbsp milk Directions Preheat your oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Lay the crescents triangles onto the lined baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix together your cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar. In...

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Sustainable Living

By Eileen Majors defines it as “any lifestyle based on energy-saving and environmental responsibility” Some participate in small ways; others faithfully live the lifestyle. Nicole (deMartimprey) Staniger, R.N.,  Midwife and proprietor at Quiet Earth Provisions and Quiet Earth Midwifery is one of those who will tell you it is just as easy to make your own peanut butter as it is to go buy some. From goats and chickens in the backyard to fresh churned butter, this family has chosen to live life sustainably, consuming foods that are as close to nature as possible. You may better...

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