Drought and Sunshine

Drought and Sunshine

Posts to my blog have been scarce during the summer of 2021. I found my concerns over the drought, heat wave, forest fires and pandemic sapped a lot of my creative energy. And the abundant harvest demanded so much of my time. Ironic?

Can’t Be Beet Gluten Free Cake

Can’t Be Beet Gluten Free Cake

This post is inspired by summer birthdays and plentiful garden vegetables. It could be a carrot cake, or a zucchini cake, or how about a beet cake? Or a combination of all three?

Grill Bolting Buttercrunch Lettuce

Grill Bolting Buttercrunch Lettuce

Abundant lettuce suddenly meets unseasonably hot, sunny weather. You know what happens. The lettuce is stressed so instead of producing a nice leafy head, it bolts. I hated to pull and compost all those lettuce plants. But what alternative? Hey presto – grilled bolting buttercrunch. Enjoy!

Clear Your Head

Clear Your Head

Allergies. Pollen. Germs. Whatever the cause, having a stuffy head is no fun. This easy lymphatic drainage self massage has been a valuable addition to my natural health toolbox.

Keto Meringue Mushrooms

Keto Meringue Mushrooms

Until now I did not know that meringue mushrooms are a thing, and I certainly could not imagine that a sweet treat made with meringue could be keto-friendly. I’m older and wiser now. Enjoy!

Sprouts for Superfood Greens

Sprouts for Superfood Greens

Why not grow some sprouted seeds to liven up your meals? Sprouts are brimming with bioavailable nutrients and antioxidants. They grow fast and tending them takes only a few minutes twice a day. Ready to eat in less than a week!

Crafting Hot Pepper Salt

Crafting Hot Pepper Salt

Crafting hot pepper salts as Christmas presents for our nearest and dearest is a pleasant tradition. In 2020, with travel and social gathering bans restricting who we can visit, I cut back to one base recipe. I’m recording it here for my own reference, but I...