Sheila Julson





2/7/2014
We have endless varieties of cereal to choose from, some good and some not so good, but for years, I've just made my own healthy, economical granola.
2/20/2014
Winter farmers' and gardeners' markets have sprouted (pun intended!) up in my area, giving customers more access to locally grown produce throughout our long, cold winter.
10/3/2013
An abnormal fear of accidentally poisoning people from home canning mistakes has kept me from trying to preserve my garden and farmers' market goodies. This season, I've decided to overcome my fears and test the waters.
11/17/2013
Seeing the many stages of food you grow from soil to table really is magical, especially White Button and Crimini mushrooms.
1/28/2014
Few things break up the winter doldrums like the arrival of the seed catalogs. Yet it's easy to get carried away ...
10/28/2013
The pre-Halloween ritual of finding the perfect pumpkins for carving, pies, and seed roasting is as much as part of autumn as jumping in a pile of freshly-raked leaves.
12/30/2013
My mother's battered copy of "The Settlement Cook Book" provided a wealth of unique and traditional recipes, as well as a fun crash-course in food history.
5/6/2014
Maximizing garden space in a small city yard is a constant challenge, but I've found that window boxes aren't just for windows.
3/12/2014
I was fortunate to be among the last of the generations that benefited from the skills taught in home economics classes in public school. Will it make a comeback?
10/14/2013
Wisconsin's freakishly mild autumn seasons in recent years has extended the laundry-hanging season, and I've added some of my Grandma's techniques for fresh-scented laundry.
7/9/2014
With the wedding season upon us, I'm sharing a few DIY tips my husband and I used for our nuptial to put a unique spin on our wedding while staying debt-free.
4/22/2014
There are many common sense ways to be kind to the planet (and the wallet), but here are a few other simple ideas.
7/30/2014
There's no shortage of synthetic mosquito repellents on the market intended to keep those vampire-like pests away. But I've been successful making my own from natural ingredients.
9/26/2014
Rock your homemade pizza with sauce made from fresh garden tomatoes.
4/7/2014
It's that time of year again - empty milk jugs, egg cartons and plastic containers pile up to serve as temporary greenhouses for young seedlings.
8/25/2014
A rusty patio swing that was left in our yard by a family friend initially caused reactions of horror. But a second look, some paint, and new lawn chair webbing gave the swing an astounding facelift.




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