Feb 26, 2017

Citrus or Mushroom Flavored Sea Salt

There are sooo many things that have been on my “to do” list for ages. Which is why I like Marisa McClellan’s Food in Jars Challenge.  Some people (me!) just gotta have a deadline!   So today (two days before the end of this month’s salt preserving challenge) I made three varieties of Flavored Sea Salt–lime, orange and mushroom.  

Pork & Mushroom Ragout with Carrots, plated

Jan 14, 2016

Pork & Mushroom Ragout with Carrots

Aren’t the holidays wonderful?  Delicious food, festive gatherings, beautiful décor, the inevitable weight gain…  Okay not that last one.  And yes, I gained 4 pounds over the holidays—ouch!  While I firmly believe that decadence has Its place, I think I took it too far! So to celebrate my upcoming turnaround I am making Pork & Mushroom Ragout with Carrots and … Continue reading

Soap Nuts, Organic Even!

Nov 13, 2015

Soap Nuts & Wool Dryer Ball Giveaway

As I typed the words “Soap Nuts” I had to chuckle.  ‘Cause it really sounded like people who are “crazy about soap” and, well… isn’t it a little odd to be nuts about soap?  Crazy about cheese maybe… chocolate for sure, but soap?  In truth, however, I am a bit crazy about soap: scented & silky handmade bars for bathing … Continue reading

The Toxin-Free Home

Oct 2, 2015

The Toxin-Free Home: Review & Giveaway

Recently I was invited to do a book review of  The Toxin-Free Home: A Guide to Maintaining a Clean, Eco-Friendly, and Healthy Home by author Alison Haynes.  In accepting this, I  had high hopes that it would fill a niche in my life.  You see, out of fear of using toxic products, I clean less than I would like to.  … Continue reading