Tagged with homemade

Fresh Food and Fresh Ideas

Fresh Food and Fresh Ideas

Welcome back! Yesterday I wrote about my new food journey into a lifestyle of mostly raw, mostly vegan foods. While I am feeling great, I have noticed two things about this lifestyle that are potential problems. First, it can be expensive. As Dr. Fuhrman would explain in Eat to Live, this is largely due to … Continue reading

Fall’s Best Soup

Confession: I’m not a big fan of soup. Specifically, I don’t think soup counts as a meal. As a first course, or with a serious sandwich or salad, maybe. But in general “soup for dinner” is a big rip-off. It’s like a n0-cheese egg white omelet, not really food.  However, there is one soup that … Continue reading

Smoked Trout Spread

Smoked Trout Spread

Prepare yourselves for yumminess. Today I’m going to share with you a great way to use one of my favorite local natural resources – Rainbow Trout. Of course, there are as many ways to prepare trout as there are cooks: broiled, grilled, steamed, pan-fried, stuffed, etc. I will happily eat each and every one of … Continue reading

Shamrock Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day

Shamrock Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day

I had a brilliant idea yesterday. Shamrock cupcakes! Of course! St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite quasi-holidays, even though I’m more Scottish than Irish, and I can’t stand beer, even if it is green. I like having the right to pinch anyone not festive enough to wear green, and there is no better way … Continue reading

Splish, Splash, I Was Takin’ a Bath…

Splish, Splash, I Was Takin’ a Bath…

Welcome back, friends. Today’s topic is a soothing, relaxing bath soak that you can make yourself to use in your own bath or give away as a lovely gift. Bubble bath, bath salts, milk baths and the like are a huge subsection of the bath and beauty department at every store. They’re also disproportionately expensive, … Continue reading

Grandpa’s Italian Meatballs

Grandpa’s Italian Meatballs

Greetings, Friends! Today’s topic is Italian Meatballs. Now, I have a confession to make. In all the mutt-like variety of my genetic and ethnic background, there is not even a bit of Italian. I have no pleasantly plump Nonna, nor do I have relatives back in the Old Country. I do, however, come from a … Continue reading

Snow Cream (Ice Cream)

Snow Cream (Ice Cream)

Hi again! Today’s topic is ice cream made with freshly fallen snow. I was introduced to this sweet treat by my husband’s family.  It is a fun, simple and tasty dessert to make as a family. Back East, we usually only got to make Snow Cream once a year, but out here in the mountains, … Continue reading

My Big Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

My Big Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

Welcome back, friends! Today’s topic is one of my very favorite foods – Greek yogurt. Its health benefits include probiotics, calcium, high protein, low sugar, and, if made with skim milk, it can also be fat free. The downside to this versatile taste treat is that it can be pretty expensive, especially if you eat … Continue reading