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Add it to jam, dressings, and even popcorn to use this hot sauce in memorable ways

Add it to jam, dressings, and even popcorn to use this hot sauce in memorable ways

Nothing can turn a plain meal into a memorable one like a good sauce. How about a great hot sauce? How about one you make yourself to satisfy your own palate and the palates of your love ones? Make up a fine hot sauce from your garden vegetables and then be creative in using it….

A simple, versatile, and spicy yogurt dressing

A simple, versatile, and spicy yogurt dressing

Be careful! This dressing could become a staple in your refrigerator. It is a bright and creamy mixture with just a bit of heat that plays well with beans, rice, vegetable, meats, fish, and sandwiches. What’s left? You see, it’s very useful! It can also be put together in the blink of an eye. Spicy…

Homemade Mound’s / Almond Joy – type deliciousness

Homemade Mound’s / Almond Joy – type deliciousness

My sister was shocked to watch a recent Half Pint Hacks tasting video (here) in which Frederick mentioned that he’s never tasted a Mound’s bar. “What!!?! That’s my favorite candy bar!” “Ah, yes,” I said, “But have you ever had a homemade version?” As if in foreshadowing this very post, the Half Pint Hacks offer…

Super-simple crab stuffed peppers (with some awesome canned crab)

Super-simple crab stuffed peppers (with some awesome canned crab)

Here we feature two of our favorite super-simple crab stuffed pepper recipes. We use sweet Italian peppers and canned crab, varying whether we roast the pepper or keep it raw. This is an almost instant meal if you have the component parts. We usually have homemade tartar sauce in the refrigerator — find the simple…

A remedy for flatulence and bloating in a lesson from India

A remedy for flatulence and bloating in a lesson from India

Amanda’s note: Here is another wonderful contribution from Ramya Venkateshwaran who writes from her home in India. Ramya describes her homemade remedy for flatulence and bloating. Find her on her website WildTurmeric.net for more ideas on healthy living. ~~~We all experience indigestion from time to time especially if we tend to eat greasy or processed…

 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.)


Try some of these bay leaf uses. You’ll be amazed.

Try some of these bay leaf uses. You’ll be amazed.

As part of our adventures on “The Lost Road” (here) discovering new flavors, tracking wild beasts, and simply getting fresh air and exercise, my boys challenged me to use bay leaf in a new way and we have been enjoying bay leaf dessert treats ever since. You probably know bay leaf as that leaf you…

Simple lilac-infused scones for your next special brunch

Simple lilac-infused scones for your next special brunch

“Lilacs in bloom” are our main sign that spring has come and it is actually here to stay. We get daffodils before the lilacs and narcissus before the daffodils but, without fail, those flowers shiver in the cold and end up covered in snow as they bloom. Lilac flowers come just as the deciduous oaks…

Rich and Dense Nettle Soup

Rich and Dense Nettle Soup

Are you looking for a spring tonic, possibly an almost-free spring tonic? Stinging nettle can be your answer. We have decided that it is on the top of our list for staying healthy. With renewed focus and dedication to nettle, we are tracking it’s life cycle and finding new stands of it. By far, the…

How to harvest stinging nettle without getting completely eaten alive

How to harvest stinging nettle without getting completely eaten alive

We love, love, love, love stinging nettle as a food. We harvest this wild green regularly and use it primarily in our very dense greens soup. Five years ago I would not have imagined that I would be harvesting nettle regularly. Even the slightest brush up against it would leave me with an aching rash…

“Drink a tree” on your next camping trip, recommend the Half Pints

“Drink a tree” on your next camping trip, recommend the Half Pints

We had a great surprise here this week: This soda was killer. Everyone tasted it and everyone gushed. This would be the perfect fun activity for camping. This would be the perfect fun activity for any time at all. It surprised us because we’ve fussed with pine quite a bit and have had varying results…

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Whether it's a forest flavor, a turmeric flavor from India, or grandma's simple salad, these are the most popular posts on our site.

Strawberry lemonade concentrate — A new beverage experience

Strawberry lemonade concentrate — A new beverage experience

Strawberry season hits in the valley below us about two months before our own berries begin to ripen. Strawberries cause the two little guys in this house to go into orbit. Alastair got the attention of all the shoppers at a local fruit stand when he squealed “stwawbawwies!” Then he announced to anyone who would…

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”)

Deserving 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 below are not regular JPG or TIFF image files. They are…

A traditional Indian remedy for arthritis pain with pro-tips from India itself

A traditional Indian remedy for arthritis pain with pro-tips from India itself

Amanda’s note: I always love opening up my emails from Ramya because I get to read great new content like this one. Ramya writes from a coconut farm in India where she shares traditional solutions to daily problems and some of her best kitchen techniques. Using dried ginger to relieve the pain associated with inflammatory…

Your new migraine remedy: A simple and inexpensive herbal tincture

Your new migraine remedy: A simple and inexpensive herbal tincture

The feverfew began blooming this year and my son announced, “We need to pick some of that for my headaches.” My head jerked around in his direction. “Really? How did you know feverfew is good for headaches?” He couldn’t remember. In my quest to get this emerging teenager outside with me and engaged in projects,…

This heart-healthy tea may be as effective as Captropil at lowering blood pressure (with cholesterol-lowering properties as a bonus)

This heart-healthy tea may be as effective as Captropil at lowering blood pressure (with cholesterol-lowering properties as a bonus)

This family has long enjoyed hibiscus tea on hot summer days but having grown up in a largely-Hispanic part of California, we don’t call it “hibiscus,” we call it by its Spanish name, “jamaica.” Though spelled like the island country of Jamaica, it is actually pronounced “Ha-Mike-Ah” in Spanish. It is a striking deep red…


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I knew the room was a mess but really ... #chickens #parenting https://t.co/kV7intuI5C
I found this video on my iPhone, apparently filmed in our #chicken coop. It took me back to "The Waltons." ... https://t.co/m5fgciYjKO
Part II of "The Edible Necklace" https://t.co/I0P8hKebyD
"You're roasting your chicken all wrong!" offer the Half Pint Hacks. Here is their version. ;) #homesteadin... https://t.co/KLJujAIDBC
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