December Recipes

December 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Salmon Filet – moist and flavorful 1 pound salmon filet 1/4 cup Kraft Miracle Whip 1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried dill Preheat oven to 375 F. For easy clean-up line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the filet on the baking sheet. Spread the Miracle Whip evenly over the filet. Sprinkle [ ...click to read more ]

Herbal Pharmacy – 11

November 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

St. John’s Wort [ Hypericum perforatum] is probably the best known wort in modern medicine. Other common names are The Grace of God, and Touch and Heal. It is believed to reach its apex of healing on St. John’s Eve (June 23). It was and still is used to relieve headache, back pain, ulcers, sunburn and more. Just [ ...click to read more ]

November Recipes

November 10, 2016 // 2 Comments

Pumpkin Soup 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped carrot 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger 5 cups of low-sodium chicken stock 1 – 15 ounce can solid pack canned pumpkin In a large sauce pan, [ ...click to read more ]

Happy Halloween to All Our Readers !

October 29, 2016 // 1 Comment

Some Halloween traditions can be traced back to the ancient Celts and their belief that spirits of the deceased were able to wander the Earth during Samhain. Treats were laid out to appease the spirits, and costumes were worn so the living would blend in with the departed. If you encounter spiders in your house on [ ...click to read more ]

All About Sage

October 29, 2016 // 1 Comment

To the ancients, including the Arabians, sage was associated with immortality, or at least longevity, and it was credited with increasing mental capacity. Sage [ Salvia officinalis ] is a hardy, perennial shrub-like herb with woody stems. The leaves have a “pebbly” texture, with veins that appear puckered. [ ...click to read more ]

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 ]