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: Ingredients: 2 cups raw organic whole milk 1 cup raw organic heavy cream 4 large organic egg yolks 3/4 […]
Sugar Skulls Video
Happy Halloween and El Dia de los Muertos! Here is a short video of me and my Halloween baby making sugar skulls.
Sprouts Plus Vietnamese Noodle Bowl Recipe
I sprout. Do you sprout? I just felt like it one morning. I got out a couple of quart mason jars and put in a tablespoon each of alfalfa and mung beans. Poured it full of water, a teaspoon each of food-grade hydrogen peroxide and let it sit for 15 minutes. I trapped a mesh […]
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 and I have been zapping since 1997. Our daughter doesn’t know life without it. Even our pets get the […]
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!
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 for cooking fiddleheads online, but here is the simplest way to serve it: Steam the fiddleheads for about 20 […]
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 spending time in the great outdoors. Thanks to my friend, Darcy, for putting a spray bottle of this recipe […]
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 with a machete and carefully lowered bunches of coconuts down to our driveway. We drank fresh coconut juice and […]
My Daughter’s Homemade Lipbalm
I tend to skip the lipbalm. Instead of putting on lipbalm when my lips are dry I just drink more water and eat more hydrating fruits. Most lipbalm is made of petroleum, which is a burden on the immune system and obviously wouldn’t be helping me in the long run. Until I tried my daughter’s […]
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 voice soothed her as I read her short poems and sang her songs. When she was a toddler exploring […]