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Kids taste scorpion candy

Kids taste scorpion candy

“We can just eat it but not eat the scorpion part. Are you with me?” asks Alastair and the boys set off on their goal wondering if the dead and dried scorpion is going to sting them while they suck on the sucker. The kids also crowd source an answer to the important question: “Does…

Here are three methods to preserve your lemons with salt!

Here are three methods to preserve your lemons with salt!

Since you are even looking at this post, I assume you either love North African food or you have 337 ripe lemons on your tree in the backyard and you’re wondering what in the world to do with them. I offer you three tasty ideas. Preserved lemons sound exotic to those of us in North…

Opening a can of Pillsbury crescent rolls, like a jack-in-the-box?

Opening a can of Pillsbury crescent rolls, like a jack-in-the-box?

Inspired by the popular Facebook meme, the Half Pints opened a tube of Pillsbury crescent rolls for the first time. Do you remember the first time? It had been many years since I’d even been around a can of rolls or biscuits that I have to admit, it was a lot of fun and brought…

Herbs for Hair Loss – Natural Remedies

Herbs for Hair Loss – Natural Remedies

This post was last updated on November 13th, 2017 at 07:17 amAmanda’s note: Here is another wonderful contribution from Ramya Venkateshwaran who writes from her home in India. Ramya describes natural remedies for hair loss. Find her on her website WildTurmeric.net for more ideas on healthy living. ~~~Hair loss is a common problem for both…

Kids taste “ant candy” and even survive

Kids taste “ant candy” and even survive

What would kids do if faced with tasting ant candy? The Half Pints work it out, eating as little ant as possible. Some quotes: “I think I tasted a little bit of ant!” “Can we get this candy without ants?” “Why would people want to eat ant candy?

 Flavors of the Forest

Take a walk and find something edible. Taste it in a tea. Taste it in a soda. Taste it in a cocktail. ;) Taste it. Check out these tasting ideas. (Read more about our flavors here.)


Flavors of the forest, adventures, and #18summers

Flavors of the forest, adventures, and #18summers

This post was last updated on July 11th, 2014 at 12:50 pmAnd so it has begun. We get 18 summers with our children and quite a few of those summers are usually behind us before we realize it. With our two boys, we have seven summers left with one and thirteen with the other before…

Homemade mustard — your blueprint (with some cool foraged variations)

Homemade mustard — your blueprint (with some cool foraged variations)

This post was last updated on March 28th, 2015 at 08:58 amA gourmet condiment is a game-changer. When we land a good mustard especially, we look for ways to use it, spreading it on anything that looks like a bread or tortilla or any little wedge of cheese. It’s great fun to enjoy a mustard…

Freezing Elderberries: Tray freeze berries for the winter? We have a better idea!

Freezing Elderberries: Tray freeze berries for the winter? We have a better idea!

This post was last updated on September 12th, 2017 at 06:05 amWe have had a great crop of elderberries this year and faced the big question of what to do with such a bounty — Freeze? Can? Ferment? Wine and jam are great options for elderberries but our main use this season has been elderberry…

Tea to nourish your brain, heart, and immune system

Tea to nourish your brain, heart, and immune system

This post was last updated on May 22nd, 2014 at 12:30 pmElder is in full bloom in central California. It blooms from early spring and well into the summer at various elevations here. We harvest in the valley in early spring and into higher elevations as the season passes. Elder loves water and so we…

Turn these weedy flowers into culinary treasures and even improve your skin!

Turn these weedy flowers into culinary treasures and even improve your skin!

This post was last updated on February 25th, 2016 at 09:57 amThis year was really our dandelion year. We’ve been gearing up for the last few: gathering a small batch here and there in the spring and making little recipes. This year we went big with about three big harvests — one in March, one…

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This portable allergy tonic is a staple in our household during peak allergy season

This portable allergy tonic is a staple in our household during peak allergy season

This post was last updated on November 30th, 2014 at 02:47 pmMy poor son Frederick suffers fairly severely from seasonal allergies. In the spring of 2012 his allergies were so bad that we allowed him regular over-the-counter allergy medication for about six weeks. There were days that his symptoms were so bad that we watched…

It’s the world’s healthiest chocolate and served with pumpkin. You can’t go wrong.

It’s the world’s healthiest chocolate and served with pumpkin. You can’t go wrong.

This post was last updated on April 16th, 2014 at 08:44 amOn our first snow as we shivered getting used to the suddenly-freezing temperatures, this warm drink was fun to make and a huge hit with all ages. I used fresh pumpkin puree. You could use puree of any winter squash. Of course, you could…

Turmeric Benefits, Uses – The weird and the wild!

Turmeric Benefits, Uses – The weird and the wild!

This post was last updated on November 11th, 2017 at 07:16 amYou have likely heard of turmeric benefits and its cancer-preventing and disease-inhibiting property curcumin, at least if you have eyes to read or ears to hear. It is now the most-studied spice on the planet. It has a long history of use in traditional…

Introducing 3-D pictures at FreshBitesDaily — it’s super-cool new tech (including pictures of “the hobo kitchen”)

Introducing 3-D pictures at FreshBitesDaily — it’s super-cool new tech (including pictures of “the hobo kitchen”)

This post was last updated on November 30th, 2014 at 02:46 pmDeserving mention on its own, I wanted to introduce a new type of “photo” you will find here on FreshBitesDaily.com — “3-D” photos made with the Lytro Illum camera. (Find the camera here at our Amazon partner and prepare for sticker shock….) The photos…

Turmeric tea to start your day – Fight cancer and build your brain at the same time (with a flavor pro tip)

Turmeric tea to start your day – Fight cancer and build your brain at the same time (with a flavor pro tip)

This post was last updated on November 5th, 2017 at 07:25 pmOn my recent trip to Kauai, I was spoiled by the wide availability of fresh turmeric, so much so that I created a daily ritual of turmeric tea. Research comes out every day linking turmeric to decreased risk of cancer and to improved brain…


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