Monthly Archives: November 2014

Green Apple Cider Cups

An apple a day does keep the doctor away

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Green Apple Cider CupsHere’s a great article I found – The Benefits of Apples as Part of Your Health Care Regimen.  Before you click over to read it, here is a great recipe Splendid Recipes and More prepared using green apples, though you can use your favorite color and variety.

Green Apple Cider Cups, for those cold nights next to a warm fire place. Here is what you will need.

Large apples, red or green and the number depends on how many cider cups you want

Juice of one lemon

Apple cider, homemade or store-bought

Cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, allspice or star anise for garnish

On a cutting board surface, use a paring knife to cut off tops of the apple. Next, using the paring knife, outline where you’d like the “rim” of your apple cup to be, about 1/4″ wide.

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Do you know what is in your nail polish?

This one is difficult for me, because I wear nail polish all the time. How can the make up industry be unregulated. Is that only in the USA or does that mean in the Eu as well. I guess I need to  try to find that out.

Documentary Poisons on your platter

This is about GMO debate around the world.

More information on nourishing bone broth.

I have started making bone broth myself and found it so easy to make. It goes without saying that the flavor is delicious. This is something everyone can do to have healthier  immune system, digestive tract, bones, hair, nails.. It helps inflammation…

Excite Your Palate with Spice Roasted Vegetables

This a delcious twist on roasting vegetables

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Excite Your Palate with Spice Roasted Vegetables

Spicing up vegetables is a sure way to add flavor and taste, even for those who are picky about eating them. Roasting the vegetables with spices caramelizes the seasoning while sealing in the flavor.

The spice enzymes and chemicals will be absorbed into the vegetable during roasting. Finding the right spice and roasting style will make everyone want seconds.

To evenly coat the vegetables with a dry spice mix is best to mix in a little olive oil or if you wish to use a neutral flavored oil avocado oil could be used. The best way to do this is add the oil and spices to the bottle of the mixing bowl first, then add the vegetables and mix.

Here are some ideas of what vegetables and spices to roast together.

Moroccan Style Spice Rub

This spice mix will give vegetables a Moroccan blast of flavor. This warm to the…

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Baby corn, Mushroom and Rosemary Soup

This soup sounds and looks sooo appetizing. It is perfect for the weather we have been having lately.

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This soup was exactly what I needed when I was feeling down. It reminded me of home, of chilly winters.

Anyway, let’s talk soup. If you ask me, eating soup while being down is just as important as cold meds and plenty of sleep, It has magical healing powers, I’m sure of it.we are mixing it up with lots of rosemary, mushrooms and baby corn . Hearty, filling, and totally comforting.

Made with low-fat evaporated milk, low-fat milk can also be used but evaporated milk added a bit more creamy texture. however you could use milk or just not add any extra dairy at all. your favourite vegetables and a touch of rosemary, this is nutritious, invigorating and comforting.

Health benefits:

Rosemary was traditionally used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory system, and promote hair growth.

Preparation time-10 minutes
Cooking time-30-40 minutes

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Guardian animals to protect your livestock against predatory animals

I was standing in line at the grocery store and happen to glance at the headlines on the local news paper. The headlines said that a wolf pack has attacked and killed livestock not far from here. My first reaction was plain and simple fear and then panic. My first thought was that I am so glad that I have not been taking my long walks with the dogs. What if we came upon them in the woods?  We have had a pack of wolves, a bear, wild pigs, a Ferrel bull on the loose and some predator prowling around our house lately at night. I remembered that line in the movie Wizard of Oz,” Lions, tiger and bears, Oh my”!

Reason chimed in and I calmed down. I reminded myself that, these animals try to avoid us as much as we want to avoid them. I hope that local farmers read up on ways to protect themselves and their live stock by having  guardian dogs, donkeys, lamas and more… Here is a link on Mother Earth News below.. A lot of farmers have electic fences, which definitely are deterrents.

We have our dogs at home to protect us. Coco woke us up in the middle of the night 3 times in a tizzy. She made it clear that she wanted Hubby to take her outside and follow her. She wanted to show him something. The cows were going crazy in the barn, and paddock and the ponies were all frightened. Coco pointed out into the darkness in the paddock next to our veggie patch. Coco was agitated, but she was warning him of impending danger. Hubby grabbed a flash light and scanned the darkness. He caught a glimpse of two eye reflecting the light from the flash light. He could not see what it was, because the predator hide itself from the light. Every year from the end of October till mid November, we have a predator that prowls around here at night. Hubby has heard a bone chilling  growl from the dark only once. It was a sound that he never heard before. It made the hair on his neck stand up.  What ever it was did not attack or show itself. It has already moved on for this year.

Coco is still a puppy. We are happy to see that she is such a good watch dog. The thing is what ever it is that is prowling around out there, the live stock have not been injured or killed. I feel safer knowing our puppy is protecting us and the livestock outside.

Homemade Green Bean Casserole Recipe with Bonus Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe!

I especially like the recipe for home made cream of mushroom soup. I would love to try this with other recipes. The Green bean casserole sounds delicious as well.

Old World Garden Farms

Green Bean Casserole has to be one of the most popular side dishes at family gatherings around the holidays. But did you know that it doesn’t have to consist of canned mushroom soup and fried onions from a canister?

Homemade cream of mushroom soup is easy to make yourself and can be stored for future use. Homemade cream of mushroom soup is easy to make yourself and can be stored for future use.

I had always made it the ‘traditional’ way – and by traditional I mean open a jar of condensed cream of mushroom soup, a couple of cans of green beans and add a handful of French fried onions from the grocery store shelf.  That was until I tasted REAL green bean casserole!

You can’t beat fresh cream of mushroom soup, added to fresh (or canned green beans from the garden) and topped with homemade fried onions.  Yes, it takes a few more minutes to prepare than opening the jars and combining the ingredients, but…

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More helpfull kidney stone prevention information

I have family members, friends and neighbors who  suffer from reoccurrence of Kidneys stones this information is very interesting. I hope that it will prevent or decrease the frequency of kidney stones by following this information.

Monsanto vows to challenge Maui’s ban on GMO crops and products

I applaud Maui’s ban on GMO crops. The citizens joined together and voted. I can not see how the courts could legally over turn this law. Corporations profits should not superceded public safety. This shows that the public is capable of changing things. Passing laws and boycotting these companies products are effective. I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did.


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