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Ugh. The flu.

Well, darn it. We have the flu in my house. (Or at least, flu-like symptoms.) Apparently it is on the march through my community, and across the country - it is Flu Season! I am fervently praying that I do not succumb, while also preparing in case I do. Here is what I am doing. These same strategies work for colds, as well. For the still healthy: RestChicken soup/bone brothHerbal teaHomemade ginger-lemon tea with honeyAvoid caffeine, alcohol, extra sugar, dairyEat plenty of veggies and fruit...

A full embrace of integrated pest management

Here I am, a year later, battling another round of pantry moths. 😔 I tried not to let it overwhelm me. Yes, it is a big job, but just break it down into chunks, and try to be mindful and present for each one. It could be like a meditation! Sure, ok. But what a lot of work! I did manage to get through the emptying, vacuuming, washing and vinegar-rinsing of the food-containing cabinets, as well as the inspection, cleaning and sometimes disposal of all of the food, and the re-stocking and or...

Bone Broth with beef, pork or lamb

It is high time I posted instructions for making broth with beef, pork and lamb bones! In the meantime, I hope that you have tried making broth with chicken bones. Once again, I must quote Katie at Kitchen Stewardship: “Bone broth is one of the best foods you can feed your body and...it is hands down the easiest nourishing food to make in your kitchen." Step 1: Get some bones. Buy, cook, and eat some nice steaks or chops (or whatever) with bones in them. Then save every scrap (especially j...

Under the Weather?

Apple Tea is an excellent health tonic made with raw honey (preferably local) and unfiltered apple cider vinegar. It is good for helping to fight off viruses, as well as for allergies. I am not sure why it works, but possibly something to do with changing your pH balance (the vinegar) and the local pollens and other natural soothing and health-promoting properties of honey. You can look it up. Ingredients 1 T Bragg’s organic unfiltered cider vinegar 1 T raw honey 1/2 cup cold water 1/2 cup ...

Making Chicken Bone Broth

You can make your own broth. It is not hard. In fact, you really should consider making this one change to your cooking habits, if nothing else: make and use your own bone broth. “Bone broth is one of the best foods you can feed your body and...it is hands down the easiest nourishing food to make in your kitchen." - Katie at Kitchen Stewardship After enjoying a nice dinner of braised bone-in chicken, or maybe just a rotisserie chicken, save all of those bones and bits. Gather every speck...