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. I hope you find it helpful too.

Keto Meringue Mushrooms

Keto Meringue Mushrooms

This post is strictly for fun. 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!

From Horse Chestnuts to Laundry Soap

From Horse Chestnuts to Laundry Soap

Decades ago, the older kids on our block would risk the wrath of Mr. Sam by darting into his yard to snatch the horse chestnuts abundantly littering his lawn. We never got in trouble, never even saw him in fact, but danger added to the conviction that our growing...
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...
Pepper Production 2020

Pepper Production 2020

Today, just in time for National Pepper Month and National Hot Sauce Day, here is a detailed report of our pepper production from Jim’s garden this year. As a result of his almost fanatical zeal for hot peppers, we have fresh peppers, frozen peppers, dried peppers,...
Crab Apple and Hot Pepper Jelly

Crab Apple and Hot Pepper Jelly

Although I work hard at preserving our harvest, chances are you won’t find much canning on my shelves. That’s because anything that requires sugar for preservation is on our “Do Not Eat” list. However, I do make one small exception. Because...
October and Thoughts on Seasonal Eating

October and Thoughts on Seasonal Eating

The writer in me gratefully welcomes October. During the primary food growing season, my time is so full that I can hardly find any energy to spare. In my head I’m exploring themes and composing paragraphs, but getting any of it down on paper seems just too...
Crafting Face Masks

Crafting Face Masks

For the past two weeks, my time has been occupied with crafting face masks. During the lock-down, we didn’t seem to need them, but now that our province is beginning to open up, more outings require non-surgical face masks. They became top priority when we...