It is April 23rd (Happy Earth Day yesterday!) and I am patiently awaiting Dandelion greens, Wild Violet leaves & flowers, and Wild Leeks (heading out, soon, to see if they are popped up enough to dig). It has been a long winter and a hard won Spring for us Waaaay Northern New Yorkers. Today is day 3 of sunshine and no snow floating down. The ground is finally bare save for a few pockets of the "white stuff" here and there on the northern sides of trees, hills, etc.Read More
I can't proclaim the brilliant idea for this cake came from me. I confess, I eat nettles in every way possible, even blending up raw in a morning green drink (yes, all green plants come from my lawn). When Debbie Miller of Earth Rythm Wellness in Ogdensburg, NY shared the recipe with me... I think the whole North Country knows I am a Nettle Queen, I thought "Why Not?" We make carrot cakes, beet cakes, zucchini cakes and breads; nettle cake sounds like a splendid idea to me.Read More
Healing oneself takes an individual's active participation in the process. This participation can be physical (body), emotional (mind), or spirit work. Often times, all three woven together into a beautiful Self-Healing tapestry is your healing magic in action.
We live is a culture that generally works from a space of passive health care.
One western medicine scenario:Read More
I am asked these questions around food and eating quite frequently:
- What is the healthiest way to eat?
- You aren't going to tell me I have to be vegetarian or vegan to heal my health problems?
- What happened to you?!... You were vegan, you had it so right, why did you change?
Just what is healthy eating? Ask that question of 10 different people and you will probably get 10 different answers... some spewed forth with the enthusiasm of a food fanatic. Hey, I only say this as I know, I could be mildly fanatic in my hey day.Read More
Shopper's Rut Defined: buying the same 'ole fruits and veggies every week:
- bunch of bananas
- few apples
- an orange or two on occasion and maybe a pear here or there
- stock of broccoli
- pre-washed & prepared lettuce of some sort
- maybe a cuke or bell pepper
- perhaps some celery because it is easy
Why Should You Avoid This Same 'Ole - Same 'Ole Produce Shopping Experience... (Hint: to avoid eating the same things day after day, week after week!)Read More
Perhaps you remember your mom or grandma feeding you chicken soup when you were ill. Most chicken soup, stock, was made with the bones, cartilage, and the hunks of attacked chicken meat. (If you are vegetarian or vegan… don’t bail on me just yet. I have plant based gut healing suggestions as well. Bare with me on this bones thing.)
Animal bone broths have been used for hundreds of years, thousands really, for their nourishment and healing benefits. People inherently knew the healing benefits of the daily food and life choices they made. Modern living somehow now requires scientific proofthat what we are doing is worthwhile. Research into the benefits of bone broth is available and plenty to satisfy the scientifically inclined.Read More