Sunday, June 25, 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Mother's DayThe Best Day Of The Year!
The first post I read on Facebook this morning was a friend saying how this was his favorite day of the year. I though this was strange, especially from a man. Though as the day went on I started to understand more of why he felt this way.
Everyone took to Facebook and Twitter to express their feelings for their mom. I quickly noticed two distinct groups of people; Those who expressed their love and gratitude for the “best mom in the world” and those who miss their mom and wish they were still here with us. Regardless of which group you belong to it is clear to see everyone loves mom for the same reason.
In the end we are all grateful for the woman who gave us life, but we are just as grateful for the woman who has been by our side and has taught us everything we know. This is why mother’s day is the best day of the year. Thank you to all the mothers who have made us who we are. May we follow in your footsteps and share that love and wisdom with the next generation.
Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!
Sunday, January 22, 2017
I have been looking for ways to support my family's digestive system lately. While discussing it with a friend, she reminded me about some herbs and spices that would do the trick. The problem I have with this is how do I get my family to eat them. I spoke to her again and this time she suggested candies. I"m not excited by this idea but eventually I realized I could make my own.
I'm not sure what my family will like, so I have decided to make 3 different types of candies. One is a gum, one a chew and the last a hard candy. I will share one recipe today and the other two in future posts.
After looking over all the herbs and spices, I have decided to start with mint. To soften the flavor for my preschooler, I am going to add lime to it. Here is the gum recipe I used:
Ingredients:6 oz beeswax
mint essential oil
lime essential oil
Directions:Place beeswax in a small glass bowl. Place the bowl into a pot of water to create a double boiler. Over medium heat mix the wax as it melts into a liquid. Once melted let cool a minute then add essential oils. Mix well before pouring wax into candy molds. Place in the refrigerator to harden.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
This recipe comes from the kitchen of Lindsey Elmore.
This nourishing soup is spicy yet savory and delicious.
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 medium tomatoes, diced
100 g wolfberry
1 small red chili, diced
1 and half cup Vegetable stock
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Garam Marsala
1 tsp Ground Coriander
1 tbsp Cilantro + more for garnish
Salt & Pepper
Soak wolfberries overnight in water. Strain reserving the water to make tea.
In saucepan sautee onion and garlic in oil until soft.
Add chili, wolfberry and cumin. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Add tomatoes and vegetable stock. Simmer some more.
Season to taste with spices.
Remove from heat, stir in cilantro and blend in blender. Garnish with more cilantro.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
It all started with a tub of Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste. Here are a few of the ingredients.
Calcium carbonate Coconut oil Sodium bicarbonate
Peppermint oil Spearmint leaf oil Clove oil
Ocotea oil Cinnamon Bark oil Lemon oil
Eucalyptus Radiata oil Rosemary oil
This started me thinking about what else I could use these ingredients for. I began by using this toothpaste in a few areas of my home. To my surprise it worked wonderfully. Over time, I started adding additional oils to the toothpaste and eventually began to make my own multi-purpose paste.
Here are a few things I use my paste for:
1. Brush my teeth of course.
3. Splinter Remover
4. Bathtub scrub
5. Bites & Poison Ivy
6. Stain remover on clothing
7. Immune booster
(I apply to the feet and neck.)
Friday, September 23, 2016
Making popcorn wasn't quite like this when I was younger. Making popcorn was a family event. It took time! This was quality together time. The invention of the microwave has made cooking easier in many respects. However, it has also eliminated some great bonding experiences and quality family time.
Why are we always in such a rush? Why not take a few extra minutes today to spend with your family? Make some popcorn!
Pour cooking enough oil into your pot to cover the bottom of the pot.
cover the bottom of the pot with popcorn kernels
Cook over medium heat
Popping subsides, pour into brown bag and shake.
This removes any oil that remains.
Add salt to the bag and shake some more.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
The Insulated Market Basket by Clever Container is amazing. I was shocked by its size. This basket is 18 inches wide and stands 12 inches tall. I was really expecting something so much smaller.