peppermint stick ice cream

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

Sure it’s cold outside, but here in our house we turn our leftover candy cane into… Peppermint Stick Ice Cream From The Ciao Bella Book of Gelato and Sorbetto: Bold, Fresh Flavors to Make at Home:

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Hulda Clark Zapper Breadboard Kit

Build a Hulda Clark Zapper

My daughter learned how to build a Hulda Clark Zapper using a no-solder breadboard kit when she was 7 years old. The Hulda Clark Zapper has been such an indispensable part of our life. My husband

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Celebrate!

Join me in wishing my husband a happy 50th! We’ve been counting down each month with tips for good health and longevity. This month’s tip: Celebrate!

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fiddleheads

Fiddleheads

I’ve never met this vegetable before: fiddleheads. It’s the curled ends of a young ostrich fern, harvested in early spring. It is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C. There are so many recipes and ideas

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Tick Spray

Kick the Tick

Just in time for summer, I found a recipe for repelling ticks and fleas for pets and people. Here in Maine, ticks are a big deal. Every year people get lyme disease from catching ticks while

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coconut muffins

Coconut Muffins

Coconuts made quite an impression on my husband and daughter when we visited the Philippines. My home has coconut trees growing right on our front yard. One Sunday morning a boy climbed one of the trees

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Read

One of the most rewarding parts of my day is reading to my daughter at bedtime. I’ve been reading to her from the moment she was born. When she was a baby, the sound of my

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