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Lemon Verbena Pound Cake

I don't know why the formatting for my blog posts always comes out wonky here. If you'd like to read this as I meant for it to be formatted, check out my blog post here: http://crunchychelle.com/lemon-verbena-pound-cake/

After sitting in my fridge for a week waiting to be used, I turned my lemon verbena syrup into a delicious glaze for the lemon verbena pound cake I made this past week.…


Added by Chelle on May 14, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Lemon Verbena Syrup

I love the smell of lemon verbena. It's so light, so lemony, it's one of the herbs we've been growing for 2 years now. It won't survive frost outside, but will hunker down over the winter if you bring it inside, losing most of its leaves during the dark days, but growing back when spring is back in full force. Before the end of last fall, I collected the leaves to dry and make into a lovely, light tea, but already this Spring it has started growing back in leaps and bounds!…


Added by Chelle on April 30, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Awesome Shower Cleaner

I've posted several "green cleaning" recipes and on The Chemical Revolution in my blog, CrunchyChelle in the past. Tonight I have one more to add. I did some searching on the web for some improved "shower scrub" recipes to clean my shower and tub and came across this one in the comments of a…


Added by Chelle on March 19, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Use It Or Lose It: Lots of Leftover Jam

If you go to beginning of my journey (way back when I blogged at Little House on the Great Flats), you'll see that I've been canning since the beginning of 2009, over 3 years now. My pantry was full by that summer - you can only imagine what it looks like today!

I planned on giving away lots of jam for gifts, and I did. I planned on us eating a ton of it, and we did.…


Added by Chelle on March 7, 2012 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Another Food Swap

I attended my second food swap last weekend. I'm beginning to get the hang of it, or at least not feel so self-conscious about what I'm bringing and setting up. I actually brought a jar to sample this time! I had wanted to make some lime curd to bring, but ran out of time and had to bring things I'd already canned from around the house. This was actually a great way to use up the many jars we're never going to go through in time.…


Added by Chelle on March 1, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

German Dinner Party

We've reached the end of our quarter cow we bought back at the end of October 2010, with only a few bigger pieces left. Our last chuck roast was saved especially for this meal, which K loves making in homage to his German heritage. I enjoy eating it, the slight sourness of the meat mixing nicely with the sweetness of the red cabbage he makes as well.

With only the two of us to eat an entire…


Added by Chelle on February 27, 2012 at 2:16pm — 1 Comment



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