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Nourishing Broth

Chicken soup, nourishing, comforting, powerful! Before processed foods came along, like the little packages of chicken flavored MSG and high sodium, cooks used good rich homemade broth to make soups, stews, sauces and gravies. Everyone enjoyed the many benefits of these whether they knew it or not. I have a hunch they knew the healing [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Clean Eating, The Kitchen|Comments Off on Nourishing Broth

Quick and Easy Hot Chocolate

The snow is crunchy, the air is crisp, and who doesn't love to come inside and warm up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate? I'm going to share with you a quick and easy recipe for delicious hot chocolate mix that you can make and store, or give away as gifts! Why make your [...]

By | January 14th, 2017|Clean Eating, The Kitchen|Comments Off on Quick and Easy Hot Chocolate

A Taste of Summer Red Clover Tea

This time of the year, along country roads, and out in meadows grows a little purple flower, a very delicious, nutritious purple flower!  Red clover is a perennial, growing up to 16 inches high, with 3-4 oval leaflets each marked with a white crescent. It blooms freely from May - September, along roadsides, and in [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|Clean Eating, Herbs, Home Apothecary|Comments Off on A Taste of Summer Red Clover Tea

Ginger Bug Soda

I hate to admit it, but I'm an addict. A soda addict, or as we say in the midwest, pop! Most of my adult life I have consumed way to much pop. A couple of years ago I started to research, and realized that pop, both diet and non diet would have serious consequences on [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Clean Eating, Homemaking, The Kitchen|Comments Off on Ginger Bug Soda

Making Yogurt at Home

Some would ask why would I want to make yogurt at home? Well there are a number of reasons that this is a good idea. For one thing, you can save a lot of money making it yourself! Quality Greek yogurt at the store right now goes for at least $4.00 per quart. If you [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Clean Eating, Homemaking, The Kitchen|Comments Off on Making Yogurt at Home

Making Homemade Saurkraut

Growing up with a full blooded German Grandfather in the house, I have eaten my share of saurkraut, but only in the last couple of years have I learned how to make it myself. Let me tell you, the store bought stuff doesn't hold a candle to homemade! Not only does it taste great, it [...]

By | October 19th, 2015|Clean Eating, The Kitchen|Comments Off on Making Homemade Saurkraut

DYI Instant Oatmeal

Did you know there is a healthier version of those yummy little oatmeal packets from the store? Yes it true! You can still have the convenient little packets but without as much sugar and you get to customize the ingredients to suit your needs. I don't have a lot of kids left at home, just one actually, but [...]

By | October 10th, 2015|Clean Eating, Homemaking, The Kitchen|Comments Off on DYI Instant Oatmeal