Are you a lover of garlic like I am? I confess, in our household, we eat garlic almost every day! It does not make for the best breath, and we may not make many new friends... But I can tell you, it tastes amazing and garlic certainly holds its ground when it comes to health benefits! We grow organic hardneck garlic here on our property in Northern Maine. Soon, we will be harvesting, drying, saving seed (cloves), eating, and selling some of those beautiful garlic bulbs!
I've been making infusion oils since college. It's a wonderful way to learn wild foraging and natural medicine crafting. On our property in Maine, we have the gift of naturally growing cedar, birch, spruce, fir, and pine surrounding us. We also have gardens of lavender and organic garlic! I enjoy creating infused oils from all of these plants, using them topically. Garlic is the only plant that I create and use for a culinary infused oil. Possible Uses: - Culinary (please
GROWING LOOSE-LEAF LETTUCE Introduction Why grow gorgeous greens? It's quite a simple process, and leafy greens are packed with nutrients such as Iron, Folate, Fiber, & Vitamins A & C. If you are a fan of salads, or adding green in your sautees, sandwiches, or soups, try growing your very own fresh, assorted supply! Types & Timing Try loose-leaf lettuce that is "cut & come again." Examples would be the lovely Arugula, Kale, Spinach, and a variety of lettuces. When harvesting,
Whether your choice of weapon is coffee, chocolate, tea, energy drinks (I cringe at the thought) or another caffeine source... Is it all good and well for your health? Let's check out the pros and cons (in this post, I will mainly be focusing on cocoa & coffee): 5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCOA: ♥︎ Cacao is rich in polyphenols, which fight free radicals that damage body tissue. “Per ounce, real chocolate has more antioxidants than fruits, vegetables, or wine.” (Cornell University)
I am a confessing daily consumer of dark, divine coffee! You will find me at 5:30am pondering over thoughts to record in my journal, powered by my mug of organic coffee. But just to be clear, coffee can be praised as a health tonic! The beans are rich in antioxidants according to the Mayo Clinic. It may help guard against cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and Type 2 diabetes. And all the coffee-swooners said, "Wohoo!!!" It is important to note that non-organic farmed coffee pla