We do most everything here by scratch. Someone walked into my pantry and said…”Wow, you hardly have any food in here!”
Really…I did, just not the typical boxed food you will find. Most of my food comes from my bountiful summer garden or from the co-op in large bags and then put in food grade buckets on the floor of my new pantry.
During harvest season we put up (another word for canned…for all you city folk!) our tomatoes. So far we have 90 quarts of tomato sauce. With about 20 more on the way.
Does that look like gold to you? Red gold? I just can’t get enough of lookin’ at these sweet red jars of nutrition…. Makes me wanna smile all day…
After we finished our liquid red gold project we moved onto the herbal gold….Echinacea.
We use this wonderful herb for soooo many health issues…cold and flu being the most.
My littlest chick has the job of separating the capsules (which I get from www.bulkherbstore.com) and filling them into my herb filler…can’t remember the technical word for that contraption at the moment.
After she gets the Echinacea or any other herb I may need to encapsulate….into the capsules, she puts their tops on and labels the jar and seals for future use.
We make about 100 capsules at time and keep the dried herb in the freezer to retain freshness.
Then after all that hard work of taking care of our family with liquid red gold and herbal health…we celebrate! The Farmhouse Baker made us 2 delicious homemade pizzas. One was a tomato and spinach pizza with Asagio cheese…the other one tomato and broccoli….and yes my kids like their veggies….except green peppers…could it be any wonder? I don’t like green peppers…they truly eat the way mama hen eats. (except for the swamp smoothies…hee-hee)
What kind of healthy livin’ goes on in your home?