Here at The Knotty Housewife, I aim to share my passion for rustic living and the empowerment earned by gaining self-sufficiency. There is something to be said about going back to your roots. When you live for a strong purpose, hard work is no longer an option, it's a necessity.
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Being from Northern Maine, Aroostook County to be exact. I have come to know a lot about potatoes! I grew up with them being a staple of our diet, and the farming of them is literally a part of the Aroostook County culture (we even got 3 weeks off of school in the fall for “Harvest Break”) It’s a well-loved tradition that at its root, provides a livelihood for countless families. Needless to say, we do potatoes a lot, and we do them a lot of ways! I must say, a plain old baked potato is probably one of my favorite foods. Every now and then though it is fun to dress it up a little, this recipe for twice baked potatoes is sooooo delicious and easy! Pair with a green salad for a quick and simple weeknight meal. Enjoy
Backyard Foraging – Wild Violets
Though pretty, many people look at wild violets as a horrible weed that quickly takes over lawns and gardens. They are further frustrated by the fact that wild violets are really hard to control. But I have good news. Instead of looking at them as a scourge to your existence, wild violets should be viewed as useful wild plants that you can enjoy instead of hate! (more…)