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Make Your Own Fire Cider on World Fire Cider Day

Today is the third annual World Fire Cider Day! What is Fire Cider and why does it have its own day, you ask?  It is a spicy herbal remedy with an apple cider vinegar base.  This day is a celebration of folk remedies passed between herbalists in the name of healing and community.  However, the …

February 2nd, 2017  |  Published in Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen

Snacking on the Raspberries’ Last Hurrah

My gentleman friend is a snacker and a big texture eater – think crispy chips and frozen pops.  When he sees gummy bears in a store, it’s a tease – his guilty pleasure.  I am always looking for ways to help keep his habits wholesome.  The favorite of my experiments has been homemade gummies.  Add in all …

October 16th, 2013  |  Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes

Toasting the end of Summer

Autumn has arrived early in New England.  The transition to long pants has begun and windows are closed each night.  Thankfully, I am still finding blooming flowers in the garden albeit the tail end for some varieties.  Anise Hyssop is a hardy, self-seeding perennial.  It’s a favorite of the bumble bees and last year, it …

September 16th, 2013  |  Published in Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen, Recipes

Flavor Maker

Vanilla extract is one of those items that seems so expensive on the super market shelf, especially if you are looking for a good quality, organic bottle of the stuff.  Why not make your own?!  It’s both cost effective and tastes great.  I’ve found organic vanilla beans in the bulk section of a natural foods store for …

June 28th, 2013  |  Published in In the Kitchen, Sustainable Living

Breakfast of Champions

No one would accuse me of being a morning person.  I was lucky to be the first born of a stay-at-home mother.  As a baby, I would stay up until midnight and sleep all morning.  I haven’t quite been able to shake this behavior pattern as an adult.  I typed the first draft of this blog from a hotel bed. …

May 30th, 2013  |  Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes


My name is Harmonie and I've worked with the co-op for seven years. I spend much of my time traveling the country slinging milk and our other fine products, but I also have many pursuits that keep me busy outside of work. Perhaps it was growing up in a city or inherent human instinct, but I am now in hot pursuit of all things agrarian. I am a tender of the soil, student of the herbs, eat local because I can and an avid home cook. I am mostly self-taught, preferring to learn by experience through classes, teachers, books and the internet. I use my broad range of interest and inspiration to make things my own...or at least make things ON my own. I recently moved from Massachusetts to the Driftless region of Wisconsin, home of Organic Valley, with pets and husband in tow. I am a New England girl making my way in the Midwestern world.