Cider recipes have been around a long time as an aid in fighting off winter colds and flus. The shorter, colder days of the year bring more illnesses, less energy in general, and for me, at least, a need to keep my gut and immune system in fighting form as much as possible. Here is… Read More A cider recipe that helps keep you healthy through flu season
Infused vinegar sounds very Parisian and maybe a bit difficult, not to mention expensive, but nothing could be further from the truth. Infused vinegars are a lovely way to add extra flavor and nutrition to whatever you use them in. Imagine mixing up your fresh olive oil and rosemary and basil-infused vinegar for your lunch… Read More How to save money by making your own infused vinegar!
A Cucumber Salsa Recipe for You This Cucumber Salsa, with a printable PDF for you, is a recipe that I make a lot in the summer around here. It has fabulous flavor, uses all sorts of goodies from the garden, is easily adaptable, and is lovely in hot weather for a tasty, refreshing snack. It… Read More A Cucumber Salsa Recipe for You!
Cress, in various forms, has been around a long time. The Victorians had beautiful watercress gardens by their streams as a source of greens and nutrients in the winter months when little was available for fresh food. It was ideal for combatting scurvy and used in soups for those that were ill. There are… Read More Cress- a real super food?
I’ve been accused of witchcraft with these cookies. A co-worker shouted that one out into his first bite. While I certainly can’t lay claim to this cookie and don’t know the origins of the recipe (anyone knows, you can let me know), I do know that my cousin shared this one year, and I’m not… Read More Truly magical molasses cookies- the secret ingredient for your ginger snaps!
This is a blog post I’ve been wanting to write for a while. If, like me, you feel that child-like magic when you get to close yourself in the kitchen with a mortar and pestle, a bunch of herbs and essential oils, bees wax, and other magical ingredients, and just create, this post is for… Read More How to Create Your Own Spa Products Products for Home or Gifts
Parsley Green Soup for Cold Winter Days Growing up, my dad had an awesome recipe from his Belgian mother that makes use of all that parsley in the garden. A few leeks and potatoes too. It’s a very simple soup, known to the Belgians as ‘green soup’. This was a soup that was, and maybe still… Read More Green Parsley Soup: Good for what ails you!