We had an early frost this year even though the fall weather has been just stunning. I pulled in the last of my tomatoes about a week ago (October when I wrote this). They have been sitting on the counter for a week ripening up and they were about ready for me to [...]
I have a confession to make. Last week I did not get to view or post any Freaky Friday submissions to Pinterest. I’ve been having connectivity issues, so my computer is really slow. I picked a few posts to feature this week based upon topics that interested me. But I’m [...]
I really believe that the title of this post can be On Being (fill in the blank) at Christmastime. This is not meant to be a whine fest or to feel sorry for myself. But I do want to highlight a problem in today’s culture and that is exclusion of people who don’t fit [...]
Beans and legumes are a great source of nourishment when properly prepared. Chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans, used in this recipe contain manganese, folate, protein, copper, phosphorus, and iron.
I’m still down with eating meat for protein, but sometimes I want to give my body a rest from meat protein as it is a [...]
It’s that time of the year when everyone is starting to catch up with the reality that the warm weather is all behind us. The Indian summer has come and gone and now we need to hunker down and prepare for cold and flu season. Last week we had several [...]
If you have never made roasted garlic, you are totally missing out! I love the depth and richness that roasted garlic brings to food. It also tames the sharpness of the garlic into a more mild almost sweet version. Those who normally shy away from garlic because of its strong taste may actually [...]
I know you’ve heard it… maybe you’ve even said it. This statement drives me insane. Do you want to know why? Because it’s always (almost always?) said to justify feeding complete garbage to kids. More specifically, my kids.
I don’t know about you, but I’m aiming slightly higher than just keeping my children alive.
Are you ready for a super easy snack or gift giving idea? Here it is . . . Caramelized Pecans. Pecans by themselves are a little bitter for my liking. But add a little sweetener to them and WOWZA! They are really special!
My co-op recently started stocking plain raw pecans as [...]
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I don’t know why I ‘ve never made creamed spinach at home before now, because I absolutely love it. I think maybe it seemed like a bit of a luxury. I mean, why waste the cream on veggies? Fresh veggies are so tasty they need no added flavor, right? While this [...]
Pssst, can I tell you a secret? I’m a bit of a Scrooge. It’s not Christmas itself, but what it has become that has me turned off by this time if the year. But here I go, making a post to perpetuate the gift-giving frenzy that has us all running around like the proverbial [...]
Besides the fact that I am trying to avoid toxins that are prevalent in store bought skin care products, I also needed to make some body care products for the holidays as gifts! I’m thinking that I will put this sugar scrub in half-pint mason jars and wrap with a pretty ribbon to [...]