Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Welcome! My name is Candice and I am 25 years old. Like many other kids in America, I grew up with my own personal chef who I liked to call by his proper name, Chef Boyardee. Yes, we are a culture of convenience but at what cost? Now that I am married and will eventually start a family of my own, do I really want them consuming cheese product and high fructose corn syrup on a regular basis? I decided that change starts with me. Convenience is necessary a lot of the time, but to truly appreciate life, I feel you must let it simmer and savor it slowly. I wasn't sure where to even begin, there are so many things that I could learn and do myself. I decided to start with food, you can never go wrong with homemade food!

I began breaking down what "from scratch" actually means. I started looking at labels and thinking I could make basically the same thing at home, but without all the fillers and unpronounceable junk. The more I investigated and experimented, the more I decided not only was it rewarding, but it makes your heart smile. To know you are paying tribute to your ancestors is truly a humbling experience. I often wonder what my great grandma would think of my homemade pomegranate jelly. Would she have laughed at me the first time I made it when I let my sugary syrup overflow all over the stove? Or when I tried picking up the jars with the wrong end of the jar grabber?

So here we go, I will be blogging about my new favorite hobbies and the struggles and embarrassing mishaps that go with learning such strange new arts. My goal is to help those who are as clueless as I am. Together we will learn by trial, error and occasional research (asking Grammy). I have already started learning to garden and  basic canning and this year my main goal is learn to sew, crochet, bake and all other things that little old ladies are known for. Hopefully you will use this as a tool and learn along with me. Let's get back to the basics! :)


  1. I LOVE YOUR BLOG THIIIIISSSS MUCH |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  2. Thanks Nano!!! It loves you too!!! Wait...

  3. cool and i kinda want to start my own garden ;D