Think back to the last time you were in the grocery store. Do you remember walking down the aisle with all of those nutritional supplements? Those brightly colored bottles advertising weight loss, better skin, shinier hair, or the prevention of a number of diseases- all wanting you to pick them up and place them in […]
Preparing your asparagus before cooking Before washing, hold the tip of the asparagus stalk in one hand and the root end in the other. Slowly bend the stalk until it snaps near to the white end. Discard the root ends as they are very fibrous and don’t make for very good eating. Save the green […]
Having great skin is something everyone wants, but not everyone gets. There is a multi-billion dollar industry built around this market. Simply, many expensive creams, cleansers and astringents don’t work. You are expected to shell out all of this money for a company-manufactured product that does not give you the results you want and deserve. […]
Taking an inventory of herbs in my cupboard recently, I realized how much we use stinging nettles. In fact, I have several ½ gallon jars full of the stuff pushed to the way back. But 1 quart jar stays in my tea cupboard because my husband drinks a cup of nettles infusion every morning. If […]
Bad breath and deterring vampires isn’t the only thing garlic should be known for. Garlic, the number one herbal supplement used in U.S. households, has numerous uses and health benefits. Excellent for cooking, health and home remedies, garlic can easily be grown in most climates. The extremely versatile herb has been utilized throughout history as a natural remedy. In ancient times it was acknowledged as a remedy to treat many ailments including, flatulence, intestinal disorders, skin infections, and symptoms of aging. During the middle ages the herb was ground up and applied directly to the wound to prevent the spread of infection. Greeks were known to feed garlic to their athletes before they compete in Olympic events.
Recently we took a trip to the grocery store trying to find a ripe pineapple, but I quickly realized I had no idea how to tell what was ripe and what wasn’t!
What does your body need from food to help keep cancer at bay? Nutrients. So many packaged foods, fruits and vegetables included, have been stripped of vital nutrients. Look for locally grown and organic produce, and look for things in their whole and complete state (i.e. not processed). These can be foods like apples, potatoes, celery and even chicken legs. Focus on cooking at home with ingredients like these, as you don’t know what restaurants are cooking with.