Things I Love

If you're anything like me, you put far more stock into product reviews from people you know and trust than pretty much any other source of information. In the event that you've decided that you "know" and trust me, I've made a home for all my favorite products here. These are Amazon Affiliate links, so if you click and purchase from here Amazon will toss a couple pennies my way (this in no way costs you any more) and that helps keep the experiments on this site running.

If you are smoothie lovers like my little family, this machine will be a sound investment. Do you enjoy having berry seeds stuck in your teeth after a smoothie? I don't. Luckily, I don't have to worry about that any more...and I don't have to worry about overheating my blender with EVERY smoothie.

Vitamix 5200 Blender, Black $415.34

You don't have to tell me it's expensive. I paid for one. I know. But oh my goodness is it worth it! This machine makes delicious leathers, and it's big enough to make yogurt in if you remove the shelves. I will always be okay spending a lot of money on quality kitchen appliances.

Excalibur 3900B 9 Tray Deluxe Dehydrator, Black $175.48

This was my starting point for diving into silk painting. The brush sucks, but everything else provides you a cost-effective entry point for this incredible journey.

Jacquard Silk Color Kit dyes and instructions $24.95

I love fresh baked bread, but I'm definitely too busy (lazy) to make it from scratch daily...except that it can be done in 5 minutes of active work with this method. Love.

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking $27.99

Want deliciously healthy Indian food with minimal effort? This book will be your new best friend. Dump the ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning, turn it on, and have a cozy, warming dinner with no more effort. These recipes are also great for stocking up your freezer.

The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes $19.95

Oh, I just love this book. It is so invigorating to read about how farmers have been extending their growing seasons in less "optimal" climates for many years. This book is more informational than instructional, and it definitely got my wheels turning on how to have a 4 season harvest!

The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses $29.95