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First Promotional Video

After years of being asked what I do, I created a video from the photographs supplied by my fans.  They are each recognized for their kindness at the end of the video and I received written permission from the band, … Continue reading

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Rosemary Health Benefits

In ancient times, Rosemary was used to relieve abdominal pain, gout, insomnia, and for the calming nerves. People would burn rosemary branches on the altars of the gods, considering it a sacred herb and the Egyptians placed the herb in … Continue reading

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Making your own yeast for bread

Looking forward to the upcoming weekends are the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, we will be bringing a lot of period bread recipes to the festival.  Unlike modern bread making, they did not go to the store to buy prepackaged yeast, they … Continue reading

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Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs

This is a re-release of an earlier story on making natural dyes for Easter eggs.  History of “Easter” eggs: The ancient Zoroastrians painted eggs for Nowrooz, their New Year celebration, which falls on the Spring equinox. The Nawrooz tradition has … Continue reading

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Oxtail Soup Cooked Over an Open Fire

Final weekend approached us very quickly and we cooked up several dishes.  All unique and very tasty.  People were surprised at the variety of ingredients we used.  This recipe is the first of four recipes we did this past weekend.  … Continue reading

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