In The Garden

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Today in my garden I took advantage of the slightly less than HUMID weather and decided to bring in a harvest of sage, basil (Thai and Sweet), marshmallow leaves/flowers and lemongrass. As I type, they are safely taking a nice wet bath in the tub to shake loose any little critters that might be clinging to their stems. After that, I’ll shake off the water, hang the marshmallow by bundles and  place in a dark, well ventilated area, and the rest will go into the dehydrator. After everything is totally dry, a volume of each will be ground up finely and made into a healing herbal mix. The...

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All Natural Laundry Soap

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Rosemary Powdered Laundry Soap Recipe • 1 cup washing soda • 1 cup borax* • 2 cups grated castile bar soap • 50 drops rosemary essential oil 1. Mix washing soda, borax and soap grounds (see note) in large bowl. 2. Add rosemary essential oil and mix well. 3. Store in a large airtight container. To use, add 1⁄8 to 1⁄4 cup per load. Note: Grate bar soap or cut coarsely, then grind in food processor until fine. *Borax washes completely out of clothes and is safe to use on laundry. However, borax can be irritating when inhaled and may be a potential endocrine disruptor, particularly in males, so...

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The Little Things

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 | 1 comment

The Little Things … yes, I’ve learned to appreciate the little things. Not saying that the BIG stuff isn’t important – you know – like the 50th wedding anniversary, or your best friend getting married, or even just buying a new house. But while those monumental timestamps definitely have a place in life’s journey, we have many more small moments, little things, much, much more often. Because of that we might tend to overlook them, disregard them or just simply ignore them.  After all, they are just simple, everyday happenings. But it is the little moments...

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Ahhhh….spring

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 | 1 comment

Ahhhh….spring

Yes…another winter behind us…another spring opening up before us. The essence of the breezes are lighter, full of scents that refresh the psyche and put a spring in the step. Several springs. This is my 65th spring….that is mind blowing. But I relish every moment, taking the time to ‘see’ and ‘hear’ and sometimes I just sit on the deck and marvel at the beauty that the Holy One, the Creator of everything in the Universe has blessed His children with. The garden is beginning to look alive…green is everywhere and salads have been gracing our...

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Best Pumpkin Bread Ever!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Just a short SHOUT OUT – to all those that grow their own (or try to) food! This past summer I had an abundance of sugar pumpkins that developed on only three or four plans. They were so cute…small, round and very pretty. Having never made my own pumpkin pies or bread I was a bit curious as to how they would turn out. Well, this week two different recipes were tried with two different sets of ingredients. The first was a conventional recipe that said it was super moist. It was! Yummmm! The second recipe called for coconut/almond flour. Ok….fail – but the birds liked...

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Summertime Shades of Glory

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 | 0 comments

Yep, today is just one of those days…..went outside in the sweltering heat and soaked in the beauty of what the Creator of ALL has blessed me with…..ahhhhhhh…….feel...

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