Author Archives: Nancy Wolff

Robin's EgsOn The Home Front is about to undergo a major transformation! Drum roll please!Swallowtail
Some time ago I was notified that if my blog was not redesigned to become mobil friendly I would loose my google ranking. After working hard for four years to get my blog to where it was I did not want to loose my ranking! So after almost four years of being teamed up with Prudent Living the time has come for us to part ways. As of Monday May 4th you will no longer find my blog here! Instead I will have a new domain, a new mobile friendly design and a new name, Nancy On The Home Front.
Don’t worry I will still be sharing the same wonderful posts; healthy living, gardening and healthy cooking! Now and again I may share a frugal tip or ways to build up your home pantry. I am very excited about this move. I have enjoyed being a part of the vision of Prudent Living, but now it is time for me to fly on my own. As of Monday please join me over at Nancy On The Home Front. I will be sharing the url on Thursday so stay tuned! (It’s not live yet!)
I will also be sharing this information on my Facebook page (which will not change). Click HERE to like my Facebook page and stay informed!
 I am hopefull that all my wonderful readers will make the move with me! I would hate to lose even one of you! You may also recieve an email from me just in case you miss this post. Let’s see where we can go in the next four years!SwallowtailLinked to some of my favorite link parties!

I love shrimp and when paired with asparagus it’s a delicious recipe to celebrate spring.Shrimp, Orange & Asparagus

Shrimp, Orange and Asparagus Stir-Fry

2 large oranges
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp chicken broth
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 ½ pounds of fresh asparagus, the thinner the better, cut into 1 inch pieces
4 garlic cloves, slivered
2 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 small white potato, peeled and finely shredded

Using a vegetable peeler, remove wide strips of the zest from each orange and set aside. Remove the rind from each orange and then section the orange over a bowl. Allow the sections to fall into the bowl. Stir in the soy sauce, broth, Worcestershire sauce and vinegar.

Shrimp, Orange and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Shrimp, Orange and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Spray a large non-stick skillet with oil and set over medium high heat. Add the asparagus, garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir-fry until the asparagus are crisp- tender, about two minutes. Add the shrimp and cook for about three more minutes or until the shrimp are pink and done.Asparagus & Shrimp Add the orange mixture and the orange zest; bring to a boll, stirring constantly. Boil about 30 seconds and add the potato.Asparagus, Shrimp and Orange Cook until the potato is tender and the mixture thickens about 1 minute.Can be enjoyed plain or served at once over rice.

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 Welcome to The  HomeAcre  Hop!

Traveling day for me today. Had a wonderful time in Portland for the last ten days! Celebrated my granddaughter’s fourth birthday and just had a fun time exploring and hiking around Portland. I could easily relocate to the Pacific Northwest!

Columbia River

Columbia River

Looking forward to having you  join us this week and share your homesteading, homemaking or homeschooling post! After you’ve shared your favorite post be sure to stop by and visit some of the other bloggers as well. Visit the other hosts too! 

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The HomeAcre Hosts are:
Tracy @ Our Simple Life
Sandra @ Clearwater Farm,
Kathi  @ Oak Hill Homestead,
Lisa @ The Self Sufficient Homeacre,
Heidi @ Pint Size Farm
and Me! (Nancy @ On The Home Front)

Each week I will be sharing the most  visited post as well as my own favorite. In addition each host will also pick their own favorite. Visit each host to see if you were featured!

(Remember – If you would like to be featured, be sure to link back to the hop otherwise you will not be featured!)

Most clicked on post:
Love/Hate Relationship With Spring written by Saving Green Going Green.0414-012

My featured post:
Predator Control written by Deborah from Grace, Garden and Homestead!Predator-Control-550x515

Be sure to check out the HomeAcre Hop Pinterest Board where we share our Hop Favorites each week.

We love to read encouraging posts about homesteading, homemaking and homeschooling. Please stop by to congratulate the featured bloggers this week! If you were featured, grab the button to display proudly on your blog!

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Last week I flew to Portland, Oregon to visit my daughter and her family. My granddaughter was turning four and I didn’t want to miss her birthday! When I left Vermont the snow was almost all gone but there wasn’t much green anywhere.

This past week has been the most glorious weather in Portland, sunny, warm days and cool nights. I couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather. Over the weekend we went on a beautiful hike where there were several waterfalls.waterfallThere was also a stunning view of the Columbia River.

View of the Columbia River

View of the Columbia River

My grandchildren may only be 2 & 4 but they love to hike and will just about walk the entire way by themselves!

Awesome hikers!

Awesome hikers!

My other daughter came down from Seattle and we spend a day exploring downtown Portland. It was a crystal clear day and you could see all the mountains.Exploring Portland

One of the highlights of the week was celebrating my granddaughters fourth birthday with all of her friends.4th birthday party The party was held at a nature park where they did some exploring and learned about fairies! I guess fairies are very popular with four year olds!Celebrating turning four!

I enjoyed every minutes of my stay. Traveling in the spring is wonderful because there are so many flowers in bloom everywhere!dogwood I will miss the beautiful weather when I leave almost as much as I will miss my daughter and her family!PortlandLinked to some of my favorite link parties!

We all want to save money and it seems like the costs at the grocery store increase every year! Here are a few tips to help you save money while grocery shopping.Prudent Living, Frugal tips

  1. Never shop when you’re hungry. Everything looks good then, and you stop thinking about saving money or eating well. You’ll be likely to arrive at the checkout with some treat to enjoy on the ride home!
  2. Buy fish and fruit when they’re in season locally. You can take advantage of sales and locale markets and stock up on fruit. Freeze some to enjoy the following winter!
  3. Check the sales flyers but don’t assume that just because a food is advertised, its price is the lowest. Compare prices, bargain hunt and enjoy the thrill of the chase!
  4. Buy generic when you can’t distinguish any difference from national brands. All milk has to meet government standards, so there’s no reason to pay extra – unless you are buying organic or from a local dairy.Watch the dairy prices!
  5. Watch as groceries are scanned or check your receipt that two for $5 special often rings up as $3.99 per.Watch as groceries are scanned.
  6. Coupons can be deceptive, .25 off a premium band can still result in a price that’s higher than that of a generic version. You may also be tempted to buy items you never knew you wanted ( and actually don’t want) simply because you had a couple.
  7. Always make a list and don’t deviate from it. Lists also prevent repeat visits for forgotten items. Plan your meals ahead, make a list and stick to it!

What tips to you use for saving money in the grocery store?

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I’m sure that you would enjoy picking out one of the many beautifully designed house flags from FlagsRus! Fill out the entry form below for your chance to win! Remember, you can enter once a day by leaving a comment on each host blog, and you can tweet about the giveaway three times a day for more entries! Be sure to visit our sponsor’s website and then vote for your favorite flag design!

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