October Eats

October 17, 2016 // 1 Comment

Tomato Soup with Sausage and Croutons 1 medium eggplant 2 medium zucchini 2 tablespoons olive oil 14 ounce kielbasa 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped, fresh basil 1 clove garlic 1 cup seasoned Italian croutons In a large sauce pan or Dutch oven add the olive oil. Dice the eggplant, zucchini, and garlic and [ ...click to read more ]

October To-Do List

October 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Once houseplants are moved indoors, hold off fertilizing until after March 21st. Wipe the pots with damp paper towels, inspect for insects or webs, and bring the plants inside before the end of October. Pot up small parsley and basil plants and bring them inside. Place by a sunny window. They’ll grow very nicely [ ...click to read more ]

End of Summer Recipes

September 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Rice, Tomato, and Broccoli Casserole 3 cups of cooked broccoli florets 1 cup of cooked rice, brown or white 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup mild, shredded cheese 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary 1 cup of undiluted tomato soup 2 fresh tomatoes, thinly sliced Preheat oven to 375 F. Coat a deep dish 10-inch pie [ ...click to read more ]

Chakras: Healing With Crystals…

September 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Our chakras seem to resonate with crystals when we are near them. Personal testimony from thousands of people who work with crystals show that a mild electrical pulse of energy is present when our chakras come in physical contact with crystals. If you are unfamiliar with crystals or unsure of which crystals to use on [ ...click to read more ]

Lavender Cotton

September 19, 2016 // 1 Comment

Lavender Cotton – Santolina chamaecyparissus – Asteraceae (Compositae) family Although lavender cotton is a member of the daisy family, it is more reminiscent of lavender with its grayish green foliage and strong aromatic scent. It is used in potpourris, insect repellent sachets and dried flower [ ...click to read more ]

Herbal Pharmacy – 10

September 9, 2016 // 1 Comment

Ease aches and pains with spices Adding 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, turmeric, paprika or ginger to your daily diet could reduce production of pain-triggering inflammation within a week. Research shows that these flavor boosters contain compounds that turn off cyclooxygenase-2 (also known as cox- 2) — an enzyme [ ...click to read more ]

Improving the Chakras With Wholesome Foods

August 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Our bodies need a variety of fresh and unprocessed foods to be healthy. Chemical additives, GMOs, and artificial sweeteners have been shown to be detrimental to human health. Fluoride, which is commonly added to drinking water and toothpaste has done more to undermine chakra balance than all other additives combined. [ ...click to read more ]

All About Chervil

August 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae), Anthriscus cerefolium Hoffm. Chervil has been used since ancient Roman times. The flavor is somewhere between tarragon and parsley. Its delicate fern-like leaves have a mild and delicious flavor. It is added raw to salads, or tossed in at the last minute with cooked foods. How to grow: [ ...click to read more ]

All About Lemon Grass

July 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Lemon Grass [ Cymbopogon citratus ] Originally native to grasslands in Southeast Asia, lemon grass is now cultivated in many tropical regions, including Guatemala, the West Indies (Antilles and Caribbean area), and the Philippines. It is used as a culinary herb and in distillation for its essential oil. The herb is a [ ...click to read more ]
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