Simple Lives Thursday, #101

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We have noticed that quite a few blogs are not linking back to one of the Simple Lives Thursday host blogs (see guideline #2, below). If this is you, please realize that this prevents us from choosing you as a featured blog. Thank you for linking back to us!

It’s Simple Lives Thursday! My favorite day of the week where you share your tips and recipes for living a simple life. Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on all 4 sites! As a reminder, this blog hop is a way to share with many people your posts on what you are doing to live a simple life. Whether that’s gardening, raising urban chickens, homeschooling, sewing, making your own deodorant, or cleaning supplies… we want to know about it! If you’re into homeopathy, ways to save $ by conserving energy or other ways to live frugally… we want to know about it! If you bike, cook real food, homestead or farm… we want to know about it!

Your Hosts (for the time being, due to hosts taking breaks)

  1. Wardeh from GNOWFGLINS
  2. Alicia from Culinary Bliss
  3. Me!

Please read and follow the Simple Lives Thursday bloghop rules

1. If linking real, traditional and simple recipes, please make sure all ingredients used are whole. Such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes, meats, even sugar. In order to keep the integrity of “nourishing” food, we will delete any recipes that utilize processed, boxed foods. We are definitely not going to be ingredient policeman, however, please note that this is a hop hosted by advocates of the real, local and sustainable food movements.

2. Please link your posts back to one of the hosting blogs. This is a common blog hop courtesy. This link helps build the Simple Lives Thursday community by sending your readers to all of the other participants posts. We all end up sharing and learning from each other.

3. No giveaway away or otherwise primarily advertising oriented posts. Keep your topics to fit our simple living theme of “consume less, produce more.” We will delete posts that don’t fit.

Featured Posts from Last Week’s Submissions

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We really enjoy reading your posts each week! Featured post bloggers, please grab the badge above and display it on your site! Link it to one of the host blogs’ posts for the specific week that you were featured.

Here are our picks from last week’s submissions. Thanks to all who participated — it is always hard to choose!

1. Using and Preserving Garlic Scapes by Healthy Frugalista. “Every year in early to mid June we receive a glut of garlic scapes from my gardening friend, Kevin. While I’m thrilled to receive them, I’m challenged as to what to do with so many garlic scapes. Some of you might be in the same boat. Today I’m sharing how I use garlic scapes and how I preserve them for later use.”


2. Clutter Causes Stress by Always Learning. “The older I get, the more I dislike clutter. I like clean and uncluttered counters and walls. I am not the type to have to have every corner decorated. It just seems to be more work to have to clean.”


3. Cooking Outside with Cast Iron from Little Farm in the Big City. “During one camping season, I realized just how much I enjoy cooking with cast iron. Although the pots and pans take a few minutes to heat up, they retain heat very well, spreading it out evenly across the cooking surface. Also, food rarely sticks to a well-seasoned piece of cast iron and clean up is a breeze! My set of cast iron cookware moved from the camping closet to the kitchen, permanently. My cookware still isn’t the prettiest, but boy, is it fun to cook with, especially in the summertime!”


8 Responses to "Simple Lives Thursday, #101"
  1. i friggin love the idea of cooking outside with cast iron! it’s so rustic and historic and maybe a little bit like camping. i heart camping. only 1 more sleep till the first trip of the summer!

    this week i’m linking my recipe for seasonal Spring creamy cauliflower puree with vanilla and crispy florets. Top with some marinated mushrooms for a veggie friendly appie or if you’d rather, some grass-fed beef to make one heck of a main dish!

    thanks for hosting!

  2. this past week was nuts – totally MIA from blog land. graduated, family, work, many other things I can’t think of right now… glad to be back and see what everyone is doing!

    speaking of nuts… how about something hot and cheesy?? oozy gooey cheesy stuffed jalapenos! ow ow!

  3. Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing a recipe for quinoa that is super tasty – even my husband loved it!

  4. Thank you so much for hosting! This week, I’m sharing my GF cauliflower Pancakes with Kale Pesto! They’re Gluten Free, Body Ecology Diet friendly, with a Vegan option! Thanks again!

  5. amy castillo says:

    so many great ideas and resources! thanks for eveyone for sharing!

  6. Ellie says:

    Hey there, Just to let you know that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congrats :) Love your blog.

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