Next to my stove-top I have a large spice drawer. Sometimes it's organized, most of the time it's not. Sometimes the lids fall off and that's why there is oregano stuck to a blob of molasses, or is that honey? Sometimes I refill the cute little labeled jars and sometimes it's a collection of mismatched messiness. Above the spice drawer I have a spice cabinet. First shelf is for […] Read More
While everyone else may be thinking about traditional holiday vegetables like candied yams, sweet potato pie, green bean casserole, brussel sprout gratin, creamed spinach, and corn pudding (did I forget anything?) - I'm thinking about how to eat more cauliflower. How to get you to eat more caulifower. Not just cauliflower, but I am always scheming new ways to get more vegetables into my families diet. Don't get me wrong, I […] Read More
To live naturally … When I started the redesign of my site, a year ago, I knew I wanted it to be a place to have the conversation with friends and family about things like Minestrone soup and our everyday life choices. The goal is to help us all "live more naturally". About 6 years ago I began transitioning into a healthier more natural lifestyle. […] Read More
Funny thing about life, it just goes on whether you are ready for it or not ... Ready or not , the trick-o-treaters are going to ring the doorbell and before you know it, that once happy Jack-O-Lantern is now frowning, growing mold, and rotting on your porch. After just a few shorts weeks of "normal life", I came to the conclusion; I'm just not […] Read More
What to do with leftover hardboiled eggs is a piece of cake - egg salad of course, but in with the olive oil and out with the mayo. This simple egg salad recipe replaces the mayo with a touch of heart healthy olive oil and adds some exotic flavor with a bit of curry, sweet golden raisins, cranberries, and peppery arugula.