Welcome to Covington Creek Candle Company! I'm so glad you stopped in for a visit. I'm committed to creating a stable lifestyle by self sufficiency. Prices are going to keep going up. Food recalls are increasing. I don't know about you but I like to know how my food was grown and that I'm the one that canned it. I want to help everyone become more self sufficient whether you live in a apartment, the burbs, a acre or two or more. Of course we can't do everything but I think you will be amazed at how much control you can have.

My home business now includes quilted items and rustic home crafts in addition to creating the best and healthiest cold process soap, 100% pure soy candles, bees wax candles and natural/organic salves and lip balm as possible. Many say I have the best Fort Wayne handcrafted soap, salves and candles. I still haven't found the right place to open a brick and mortar store so www.covingtoncreekcandles.com will have the cold process soap rotating. But email me if there is a special item you are looking for and I will do my best to create it. I am all about customer satisfaction. I am continuing to look for a few acres to grow my own ingredients and move the shop part out of my home and into a separate building.

I am trying to help make this a greener and healthier place to live. We can do this thru more self sufficiency and preparedness. I would love for you to come along on my journey because that is what life is - a journey. If there is a subject you would like more information on let me know at covingtoncreekcandles@comcast.net

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Monday, March 14, 2016


Two things I love to do is to make smoothies from fresh veggies and fruit and to garden. I tend to think I inherited some of Grampa Engle and my Mom's sister Aunt Ollie's talent for gardening. My green thumb is even showing during these early spring days. I buy my kale fresh cut during the winter months. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Fort Wayne, Indiana is my go to place for fresh veggies and fruit. I cut the ends of the Kale and put it in a glass of fresh water to keep it longe...r. During the cooler months I put it in the garage and summer months in the fridge in the glass of water. Today when I brought it in to make a Green Machine Smoothie I was pleasantly surprised to find roots growing. So now it is planted in some great garden soil and sitting by my Kitchen window - the start to my 2016 garden. Kale is a great cold climate veggie so now is the time to think about planting - start indoors 4 to 7 weeks before the last frost, buy established starts or sow by seed outdoors.

New to Kale - take a peak at the youtube videos on the wonderful benefits of this age old veggie. Dried Kale chips are a great snack to have handy on hand.

Benefits of kale

How to grow kale

How to make kale chips.

A yummy kale salad