Bell Peppers…The Why

Before we start talking about which bell peppers to buy, how to store them, and what to do with them when you get them home…let’s learn why we should add them to our diet.       Fresh, raw bell peppers are very good for you. They are made of 94% water. The remainder consistsContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The Why”

Bell Peppers…The What

When you think about peppers, the first thing that you probably think about is just how hot they can make your food…   But there is one type of pepper that contains hardly any capsaicinoids, the chemical typically found in peppers that are to blame for making other peppers so hot.   This pepper is theContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The What”

Making the Perfect Raspberry Pancakes and Waffles

    A towering stack of freshly made pancakes has been a classic breakfast treat for generations…not only for breakfast around here, it is also one of our family’s favorite meals for dinner. Pancakes are also relatively cheap to make…consisting of ingredients that most of us keep stocked anyway—such as flour, eggs, milk, and butter.Continue reading “Making the Perfect Raspberry Pancakes and Waffles”

Cleaning with Clary and Clarity

  Ever since this whole coronavirus thing hit headlines, I have had an insatiable desire to clean and purge every single thing in our house…hoping not to get sick…(We have also spent lots of our time organizing every inch of our house…perhaps I’ll write more about that later) But at the same time, I wantContinue reading “Cleaning with Clary and Clarity”

Making the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea

Okay, so I realize that not everybody has had the privilege of growing up in the Deep South where people don’t even bother to take drink orders, but simply pass around huge glasses filled with ice tea as soon as your butt hits the restaurant dining table chairs…     So how do you makeContinue reading “Making the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea”

Essential Oils and Weight Loss

This audiobook is a guide written for insomniacs, and other people who have trouble sleeping quite often, to show the life-changing health benefits that optimum sleep provides….and more importantly how to have this optimum sleep experience.     This book sparked my interest because as I get older, the more I’ve started to realize thatContinue reading “Essential Oils and Weight Loss”

Skin and Tonic

Essential oils have been used in beauty rituals way back in “ancient times” and are still found in many skincare products…for everything from dry skin to the signs of aging…especially as  alternatives to skincare products that contain processed ingredients, harsh chemicals, and lots of other ingredients that any normal person has trouble pronouncing, much lessContinue reading “Skin and Tonic”

Aromatherapy…The Why

Aromatherapy has a claim to fame that runs a wide gamut of “cures what ails you,…medical, spiritual, hygienic and ritualistic purposes…     Essential oils are actually regulated as prescription drugs that can only be administered or prescribed by a doctor in France and certain parts of Western Europe…where aromatherapy and essential oils are appreciatedContinue reading “Aromatherapy…The Why”

Aromatherapy…The What

We are all familiar with chamomile tea, having been read The Tale of Peter Rabbit,  Chamomile has been used for centuries for its fragrance, relaxing properties and flavor profile. In the next several posts, we will be looking at how chamomile can be used in… aromatherapy beverages  cosmetics and skincare household care, such as byContinue reading “Aromatherapy…The What”

Chamomile…The Why

Peter Rabbit’s mother must have been a very smart woman…(or rabbit)…She had enough knowledge to grab chamomile tea whenever the mischievous Peter Rabbit came home after narrowly escaping from Mr. McGregor’s garden…even though she had quite a stash of different types of tea available.  She knew about its health because she loved to read and hadContinue reading “Chamomile…The Why”