This is a disclaimer ⇒⇒⇒ I am not a doctor. I am not a scientist. I am not recommending anything. I am simply sharing my thoughts, my story, and my journey with you I'm almost 40, and may possibly (probably) be on the cusp of menopause. I am on Nexplanon birth control, and that has brought… Continue reading Women’s Health; Heavy Menstruation and Iron- Deficiency Anemia
As we settle into the new year, it may seem that there is nothing left to forage out in our bleak, brown, wintery landscapes. But there is a wonderful little plant out there who will remain vigilant to see you through the cold months. You may need to peek under fallen leaves or even push back… Continue reading Forage Friday: Chickweed
Ghee (pronounced like the thing karate guys wear, not like gee-whiz) is basically liquid gold in my house. Maybe you've heard of it. Maybe you've experienced it in all its glory. Maybe you're still trying to figure out how to pronounce it. Whatever you're current state, I'm about to give you the low-down on what… Continue reading Ghee: the what, the why, and the how
We all have moments in life that we wish something were different. If only... I wish... Too bad I can't... It's a shame that... We're human. It happens. Whatever your upbringing, whatever your moral code, wherever you came from, those if-only's will pop up from time to time. It's what you do with them that… Continue reading Your burden is your gift
This time last year, my (then) 12 year old daughter and I threw this baby together in an afternoon. Seriously, it was that easy. A year later it's still sturdy as it every was and is working out great for another sitting-'round-the-fire season. The hardest part was the two trips (probably should have been three… Continue reading Baby, it’s gettin’ cold outside…we need fire! (EASY firepit/grill instructions)
There are so many things you can do with lemons! (Other than simply chucking them at whoever brought the proverbial lemons into your life...) I love lemons. They're bright and cheery, they're tart and tangy, and they are oh, so versatile! Food, drink, cleaning, deodorizing, whitening, lightening, refreshing, thickening...what can't you do with lemons? So… Continue reading When life give you lemons, use them!
There are a lot of things to be said about aging. I say, unequivocally, aging is a part of nature, and therefore to be not just accepted, but revered, enjoyed, treasured, in any form. I sit here, a shadow of my younger self. I am blessed to have "aged well," as some would put it.… Continue reading Aging enthusiastically!
On a whim, my sweetheart and I decided to check out a local wine and art festival that we stumbled upon while on a drive this past weekend. I'd been to one wine-fest before, which was the year before the sulfite sensitivity hit me. Since then, I've listened to my friends' plans to go to the local annual wine fest… Continue reading I wine-fested like a champ!
Sardines. For the average American, I've noticed that the thought of sardines doesn't illicit any oohs or ahhs, and generally doesn't incite any major cravings for this little fishy fish. But I challenge all notions and prejudgments of these little bundles of wonderful. Hear me out. The Why Nutrition Sardines really are one of those "nutritional powerhouse" foods.… Continue reading Beginning to love sardines, the why and the how
These little beauties are my sweetheart's very favorite. We go out specifically for this one species of mushroom, and, luckily, we've found a few places that it seems to love, so we gather them regularly this time of year. These brown puffballs, Lycoperdon pyriforme, also known as pear-shaped puffballs, can be found very late summer through fall, growing on… Continue reading Forage Friday: Puffball Mushrooms