It's no secret that America is looking at economic crisis, and the world at large isn't doing much better. With inflation jogging steadily upward, the summer looks grim. Of course, those of us who've been watching events with a long view want to do whatever we can to prepare, so many of us are returning to basics.
In that same spirit, a couple of my granddaughters and I decided it was time for a project. I told them how we could make dandelion jelly, or as some folk call it "Poor Man's Honey", and they wanted to do it right away. I'm not sure that it's a big money saver, although in terms of using honey to sweeten our tea, it's a nice substitute. But let's face it, it's mostly sugar water--with the added benefits of what dandelions have to offer.
Dandelions contain natural antioxidants that can:
- reduce inflammation.
- manage blood pressure.
- control blood sugar.
- lower cholesterol.
Season of My Enemy (Heroines of WWII series)
Only last year, Fannie O’Brien’s future shine bright, despite the war pounding Europe. Now with her father’s sudden death and her brothers overseas, Fannie must now do the work of three men on their 200-acre Wisconsin farm—until eight German prisoners arrive as laborers and, just as Fannie feared, trouble comes too.
Captain Wolfgang Kloninger is relieved that his boys are off the warfront, keeping busy working the O’Brien farm, until they can go home again and he can return to his teaching position in Germany.
Crops take precedence, even as “accidents” happen around the farm. Could a saboteur be among them? Fannie is especially leery of the handsome German captain who seems intent on cracking her defenses. Can she manage the farm and hold her family together through these turbulent times, all while keeping the prisoners—and her heart—in line?
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Naomi is a multi-published author whose heart beats hardest for fiction set in America’s by-gone days. Her novel Mist O’er the Voyageur was a 2019 Selah Awards finalist, Book of the Year finalist, and NE Minnesota Book Awards finalist. It’s sequel Song for the Hunter released in early 2022. Also in 2022 come Lumberjacks and Ladies: Four Stories of Romance Among the Pines, and Season of My Enemy (Heroines of WWII). Naomi believes a perfect day is spent working on a story, roaming about her family’s northern Wisconsin farm, snacking out of the garden, relaxing in her vintage camper, and loving on her passel of grandchildren. Find her online at the usual reader hideouts.
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