Tasty Tuesday

For something different than your regular hamburger or veggie burger, try this delicious Tomato and Avocado Melt! Ingredients: 4 bakery rolls ( I used whole wheat hamburger buns) 1 Tablespoon grape seed oil 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon […]

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Sickness Soup and Other Natural Remedies

My little girl was coughing as she tried to fall asleep last night; a cough woke her up today, too. What to do? I went for my first line of defense:  I made her a cup of peppermint tea with lots of honey in it. When she gets home from school, we’ll have chamomile tea […]

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The Thrifty Kitchen: Beans, Beans, and More Beans

The thrifty kitchen revolves around beans. Beans are a fabulous source of protein which also happen to be cheap. If you’re willing to buy them dried and take the extra step of soaking them overnight, they are really cheap. Beans were a revelation to me in early adulthood. I had never cared for them growing […]

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Dinner from the Garden

I grew up a mile away from my grandparents who were both born and raised on farms. They always had and still have a huge vegetable garden each year—this is one of their legacies that I most treasure. I am doing my best to follow in their footsteps, although my gardens are more experimental learning […]

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