Thanksgiving at Hawk Hill 2014

Thanksgiving is my holiday. I claimed it from my mother after several years in a row of major food-related disasters on the Big Day. 2009 featured a mostly-raw fried turkey, 2010 featured a fully cooked catered turkey, complete with insides stuffed with the neck, giblets, and plastic packet of gravy the caterer had failed to…

Visit to Red Oak 2

It’s been a long cold winter- the seventh coldest winter on record for the midwest- and projects and DIY adventures have taken a backseat to hot tea and movie nights. The cold is finally letting up and last weekend visiting family warranted a day trip to Carthage, MO and the living art project that is…

Cold Brewed Herbal Teas

Cold Brew Iced Tea

Cold brew coffee is popular currently- but did you know you can make iced tea without hot water? Cold Brew iced tea takes about a day- or at least overnight- but is a simple way to always have tea on hand without having to boil water. Just fill your pitcher with water, add tea bags…