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.
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
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
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