Hello from Mama…
In the 1830’s Lydia Maria Child, of Northampton, Massachusetts, wrote the American Frugal Housewife. This little book, with its recipes and hints for ways to save money around the house, revolutionized housekeeping for more than one generation of nineteenth-century women.
Her little book blossomed into several more invaluable works that touched on motherhood, healing, games for children and domestic relations of all kinds.
Though most of the cooking information provided in the American Frugal Housewife does not translate well to today’s tastes and modern cook stoves I, nevertheless, have found much inspiration in her creative tips over the years.
Now, with this little blog I hope to offer some fun and inspiring observations and household tips of my own for all of you.
Who am I? Just your friendly neighborhood hippie, historian and psychic medium. I lived all over the world, but currently reside in Nova Scotia, Canada with my other half, Papa, our cat Gypsy, and our young son.
Though not 100% a housewife (I do have my own business as well) it is when cooking, crafting and such that I really feel most alive.
The Vegetarian Frugal Housewife is a little piece of excitement for me, a place to drop all of my little gems, excess spices and various scraps. It’s kind of like a sewing box, with all those compartments full of miscellaneous notions.
Here I will post vegetarian recipes, info about hand crafts such as spinning and crochet, musings on raising animals and (someday) kids, reviews of books and products of interest to vegetarians, old-time anecdotes, remedies for natural healing, chatter about folk music and hippie living as well as simple things that we can all do to be a little more eco-friendly and a little less gimmee gimmee.
So from Mama and Papa, welcome to the Vegetarian Frugal Housewife.