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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.)


Nettle seed soup for a quick nutrition fix

Nettle seed soup for a quick nutrition fix

This post was last updated on May 22nd, 2014 at 12:31 pmThis soup recipe may be a great little nugget for you nettle foragers out there. We make use of the immature seed that fell off our nettle harvest in late spring as we processed nettle. The nettle had put on seed heads but the…

“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…

A springtime nettle soup, full of so much flavor and health, it has changed our lives…

A springtime nettle soup, full of so much flavor and health, it has changed our lives…

This post was last updated on July 2nd, 2014 at 07:31 amHow could anything this healthy be so totally delicious? Nettle soup has a growing fan base across the country and for good reason. Nettle leaf is delicately flavored and cooks to a smooth silky texture. The prickly little needles are completely gone. No other…

Homemade elderberry syrup to fight the flu (or just for good eating)

Homemade elderberry syrup to fight the flu (or just for good eating)

If you have access to elderberries, fresh or dried, consider making your own elderberry syrup. Use the elderberry syrup in tea, baking, or eat it right off the spoon for some of its immune-boosting properties. (Read more about elderberry syrup and the flu here.) We are lucky enough to have local access to as many…

Gooseberry Sampling (and a Syrup Recipe)

Gooseberry Sampling (and a Syrup Recipe)

This post was last updated on July 2nd, 2014 at 07:30 am For years I had seen the formidable gooseberries in the forest. Green with long spines, they looked like berries from a far-away planet. No one I knew did anything with the gooseberries so I opted to hike on by and leave the berries…

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Hummus with unlimited flavor options

Hummus with unlimited flavor options

This post was last updated on February 9th, 2015 at 08:35 amI was introduced to hummus and several other Middle Eastern dishes by a Jewish friend who had spent some time living in a kibbutz in Israel. If our paths had not crossed, I would be missing out on some of my favorite treats. Hummus…

Homemade tartar sauce so wonderful and simple you’ll be looking for new reasons to eat it

Homemade tartar sauce so wonderful and simple you’ll be looking for new reasons to eat it

This post was last updated on April 16th, 2014 at 09:20 amOnce you make your own tartar sauce, you will never go back to the jarred version again. The tartar sauce in restaurants will not be quite as appealing either, but you will have an eating experience at home that is cheap, easy, and unparalleled…

A refreshing and simple citrus soda mix, ready for your seltzer

A refreshing and simple citrus soda mix, ready for your seltzer

This post was last updated on June 21st, 2015 at 02:04 pmThe heat of the past few summers has been memorable, stifling. The stress of the heat always challenges us to find new ways to survive it. This season is no exception. In all of my 70+ years, two years ago was the first year…

Dehydrating apples is fairly simple, but what apples do you use? How do you find them? Get the details here

Dehydrating apples is fairly simple, but what apples do you use? How do you find them? Get the details here

This post was last updated on September 29th, 2017 at 09:39 amApple chips are a great delight and they are simply dehydrated apples, a process you can do in your own home each fall and enjoy apple chips all year round. We use our Apple Peeler Corer Slicer to turn out as many apple slices…

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 post was last updated on January 17th, 2015 at 09:21 pmThis 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…


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