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Bard & Muse is a bi-monthly interactive digital (and print) magazine curated for articulation, inspiration, and innovation. We offer snippets of hopeful, how-to, and hands-on simple living. Our muses are the home, garden, art, and community. We draw inspiration from beauty and pledge to share it in a way that is honoring. If we believe…

Homemade Apple Cider

It’s that time. We have several friends who are gifting away their apple harvests simply due to the sheer volume. If you can find a friend like that, you may want to consider making your own apple cider. First of all, if your apples look like mine here, that’s no issue. That’s just a skin…

Microwaving Fresh Herbs

Did you know that when you microwave-dry your fresh herbs, they keep their vibrant color instead of fading out? It’s a nice option when you like to incorporate the bright green of herbs throughout the winter. It’s also an easy way to quickly preserve a huge herb harvest at end of season. Wash herbs thoroughly…

Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes w/Feta & Bacon

Too simple for a formal recipe! Slice sweet potatoes into 1/4″ rounds. Lay on well-oiled baking tray {I used coconut oil and added a bit of oil from my tahini for flavor depth} Sprinkle moderately with pumpkin pie spice. Add fresh sprigs of thyme and intersperse throughout.Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.Flip potato rounds…