Your Natural Medicine Cabinet…

Nice post by Megan of Living Whole for what to keep in your natural “medicine cabinet” as you prepare for winter colds and flu… I’m happy to say we have much of these things on hand already, yay! I’d like to learn more about silver, however. In her post, Megan addresses each of her suggested natural remedies for prevention as well as healing and getting over those nasty viruses, and even gives us links to where to find them.


(not) My Mother’s Peasant Bread

Despite a hands on tutorial of making freshly ground wheat berry whole wheat bread, which turned out well when my instructor was here, I cannot seem to duplicate last week’s bread making success this morning. I took my woes to FB and discovered a recipe (and other tips) that sounds like something I may need to try. It’s called My Mother’s Peasant Bread. I “bing’d” and found the recipe and a lovely set of images and instructions at Alexandra’s Kitchen here. So it’s not actually MY mother’s peasant bread recipe, but it must be someone’s mother’s🙂

After I do something with the non-rising blob of dough I made this morning, I’m going to give this recipe a shot! Let me know if you try it and have success!


image courtesy of Alexandra’s Kitchen blog


Great Quick Healthy Breakfast Idea

Just saw this on Facebook – this is just what I need to start my day! Quick, easy, and full of protein and good stuff. I think I would use the whole egg – yolk and all – and add some cheese, myself. Yum!

Healthy Egg White Breakfast Cups


2 cups spinach (14 calories)
1 roma tomato (11 calories)
2 cups egg whites (250 calories)
Salt to taste (0 calories)
½ teaspoon pepper (0 calories)


1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F/180˚C.

2. Lightly grease a muffin tin, then divide equally the spinach, tomatoes, and egg whites across 6 cups. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the whites have set.

4. Serve hot.

5. Enjoy!


DIY Hydrating Skin Repair Serum

Just saw this great post by Mommypotamus for a hydrating skin repair serum, using only rosehip seed oil and an additional essential oil. I didn’t know it but rosehip seed oil apparently “promotes collagen production, hydrates and plumps skin, helps to even skin tone and fade brown spots, supports scar healing (including stretch marks), and soothes eczema and psoriasis”. Since I’m currently dealing with what I believe is “hard water dermatitis” and suffering from severe excema on my hands, I am all for anything that might promote my skin returning to normal! I’m going to give this a try! (and the water softener for our very hard well water has been ordered!). Check out her recipe here.



Homemade Ranch Seasoning

I’ve made various versions of ranch dressing, including one using the extra kefir I wind up having on hand periodically, but I really like how this one is basically just the dry ingredients, kept together in an air tight jar, ready to be used for or in just about anything! I like the idea of just being able to scoop out and use what I need at the moment. A great little seasoning tip from Jenny at AuNaturale Nutrition!

Easy homemade ranch seasoning with simple, healthy spices and no chemical additives! YUM!  By Jenny at