Rest & Relax

With the flurry of the holidays behind us, but a bit of cold still ahead, homesteaders tend to fall into one of two categories this time of year. First, there ...full article


Easy & Delicious 

Love the convenience of a one-dish meal
 simmering on the stove or slow cooker? 
Then prepare one of these soup recipes for some no-fuss hearty comfort food. Slow Cooker Chicken ...full article


From the Editor

Breaking the rules and making changes is what 2015 is all about. As you can see, Sophie is starting the New Year with a fresh cover look and a special ...full article


The Photography of
 Kirsten Fuchs

The Photography of
 Kirsten Fuchs ...full article

The Bodies Were Burned

I am so lucky to be given random books to review for Sophie Magazine. Some are cookbooks, some are hard hitting socio-political reads, but some are light and fun to

Orange You Glad?

My husband likes to tell the story of how his grandmother would put an orange in his stocking each Christmas. A self-declared “junkfoodie”, the child version of my husband preferred

The Best Person For Gardening 
May Be A Worm!


Betty Sharpless is a professional free-lance gardener who loves teaching kids that worms are good…. not icky! February, when all the beds in my vegetable garden appear to be sound



Tom Marillio and son, Daniil.

fun flower facts


Violets are generally low, herbaceous plants, and the flowers of many of the species are blue. Others, like the pansy, can be in assorted colors such as white, yellow, and