Andrea Sabean – Melissa K. Norris

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About the Author

Andrea is an artisan and teacher trying to live a handmade and homemade lifestyle with her husband in Eastern Canada. She is passionate about growing her own food, cooking healthy meals, using herbs for healing, nurturing creativity, and finding joy and blessings in the every-day moments of life. She writes about all of this, plus her adventures in sewing, crafting, and pattern design at

Jun 24

Buckwheat Pancake Recipe from the 1920s

By Andrea Sabean | Bread , Breakfast , Recipes

This buckwheat pancake recipe is not your ordinary pancake, and there is nothing quite like a weekend morning breakfast of hot-off-the-griddle pancakes. Especially when the batter can be made the night before, making these an overnight fermented pancake recipe. Score! This heritage recipe was found among my great-grandmother’s recipes, in a cookbook released in 1921. […]

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Nov 29

Homemade Spice Mixes and Herb Blends for Gift Giving + Free Printable Tags

By Andrea Sabean | Crafts , Frugal Living , Homestead-Life , Miscellaneous , Recipes

Homemade spice mixes and herb blends are much cheaper than store bought versions. Plus, you know exactly what’s in them and what isn’t. Are you looking for an easy, budget-friendly gift idea that you can make yourself? Making your own herb and spice blends only takes a few minutes and they make great gifts. Presented […]

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