My dear mom made these too.
What bliss after school with an ice-cold glass of Mmoooo….teehee…that’s what we called milk. 😉
This gorgeous photo of a lavender field caught my attention as I browsed my WP Reader today.
I ♥ lavender!
Do you use medicinal plants on a regular basis?
Have a healthy, happy day, G 🙂
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We had a sneak preview of spring weather on Tuesday, with warm sun and cool breezes. I stopped by the garden between clients to get a boost from the crocus and mini iris that have been blooming steadily for a few weeks now. I walked around the garden, catching glimpses of little goodies slowly but surely poking out of the earth. So good for the spirit to see that!
And I really only intended to observe… but suddenly I found the clippers in my hand, my jacket thrown aside and there I was, pruning away the winter!
I cleared the old, withered leaves from the lambs ear, cut the dried stems from the chrysanthemums and straightened the wire frame that will soon be entwined with a lovely, low growing pink clematis. Then I noticed the lavender plant toppling out into the aisle. “ Oh my, do…
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This is just one of many reports about how harmful inhalation of dust can be. You can read many more online.
Since reading more about this topic myself several months ago, I always make sure to have windows open when vacuuming now and to wear a dust mask when dumping out the dirt cup of the vacuum too.
Small measures that can add up to better health, in the long-term. It’s so worth the extra bit of time and effort.
What steps do you take in daily home life/when cleaning, to safeguard your health?
Have a healthy, happy weekend! 🙂
A very good reminder, I think. 🙂
Have a wonderful Friday.
Lots of Hugs, G
I’ve always been intrigued and interested in Reiki.
I recently had the opportunity to read:
This is THE best Reiki book that I’ve read to date.
Here’s my review from Amazon.com
As a person who truly believes in holistic healthcare and the power of the mind/body connection for healing, I’ve always been intrigued by Reiki.
Up until now, I haven’t actually had any Reiki treatments or training to do them for other people. But after reading this book, I now feel that I want to take that next step and explore Reiki in much more depth.
The Power of Reiki is a beautiful book. With full color photos throughout (much preferred to diagrams) it explains in detail what Reiki is really all about. A simple but powerful discipline that has been embraced by millions of people around the world and that has also stood the test of time, in terms of its effectiveness.
Topics covered in this book include:
-the history of Reiki
-Reiki in daily life
-Reiki and it’s meaning
-On healing and illness
and many others.
After reading this book, my interest is not only piqued to pursue classes in Reiki, I already feel that I would be capable of doing simple Reiki procedures on myself at this point, and for family members. Something that has never happened before, when I read other books on this topic.
If you’ve been wanting to find out more about Reiki in an interesting and easy to understand way, this is a book you won’t want to miss.
PS: Have you or your family tried Reiki? What are your thoughts on this discipline, if you have?
I’d love to hear about your personal experiences! 🙂
….let me count the ways! 😉
-I ♥ how many types of recipes I can make in it.
-I ♥ how I can “set it and forget it” and free up time to do something else.
-I ♥ the oh-so-tasty and consistently good results.
-I ♥ that it’s energy efficient.
-I ♥ that foods cooked in a slow cooker are often healthier than when using other types of cooking methods.
– I love cooking once and enjoy twice. There’s usually plenty of yummy leftovers.
the list goes on and on!
Here’s my review of the Hamilton Beach 6 QT. slow cooker that I use all the time, pictured above. 🙂
And some of my fav slow cooker recipes for you to enjoy too!
-Moroccan Vegetable Stew with Fragrant Orange Basmati Rice (from the Groovy Green Kitchen Volume I)
-Southern Nights Slow Cooker Veggie-Sausage Gumbo(sample recipe from the Groovy Green Kitchen II)
PS: I’m on the home stretch for the Groovy Green Kitchen II! Will be available at Amazon by the end of February. 🙂
Do you have a slow cooker? Do you ♥ yours too? Any fav recipes to share?
Happy SLOW Cooking! 😉
I’ve always ♥ sauerkraut but I know it’s a “no-no” food for a lot of people.
Hopefully, if you’re one of those sauerkraut-haters, you’ll give the following recipe a try. It just might change your mind about the yummy goodness of ‘kraut! 😉
And if you’ve been looking for a good sauerkraut brand, stop by to read my full review of Bubbies brand, over at My Real Life Reviews.
Bring on Oktoberfest! Make this hearty and flavorful “feast” with minimal prep time and simple, pantry ingredients.
Serve with Beet and Fresh Dill Layered Salad (recipe also from the Groovy Green Kitchen) and with grainy mustard and/or sour cream on the side, for dipping sausages, if desired. Serves 6.
1 teas. butter or margarine for greasing slow-cooker liner
10 medium red potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 T. dill or caraway seeds, your choice. (caraway has a stronger, distinctive flavor; the dill is slightly milder. Either one works well. Don’t leave out!)
2 T. vegetable or olive oil
1 large onion, coarsely diced
4-6 cloves garlic, minced (to taste)
1 L. Bubbies or wine-type sauerkraut (use marinade too)
6 vegan beer-brat sausages, cut in 1” thick circles (I use Tofurky brand)
Thoroughly grease slow-cooker liner with butter or margarine and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, dill or caraway seed and oil. Pour into slow-cooker, followed by layer of onions and then the minced garlic. Top with sauerkraut and marinade. Pour 1 C. water over all ingredients.
Cook on HIGH for 3 ½ hours or LOW for 7 hours or until potatoes are tender but not mushy adding sausages for last 15 minutes of cooking time on HIGH, layering on top of the sauerkraut.
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If you ♥ toast and jam and all things organic (like I do) this is a product you’ll want to check out! 🙂
Italissima Organic Fruit Spread is oh so yummy good, made with organic fruit from Italy and with no added sugar.
And unlike a lot of commercial jams and fruit spreads, this one is not “jelly-like” with a lot of pulverized fruit. It’s very close to good homemade jam with real fruit pieces that you can actually see!
I’ve tried the Blackberry flavor so far and have some of the Blood Orange on the way right now, from Amazon.ca. Unfortunately, did not see this product at Amazon.com but I’m guessing it would be available at a lot of stores in the US and probably Canada too.
The company that makes this product could probably help with where to buy their products in your area, their site can be found here. They also offer several additional flavors of this jam and a wide variety of other gourmet food products.
It’s taken me a long time to find a commercial, organic jam that I really like, but I finally did! 😉 Italissima is a keeper!