Basic Liver Tonic

Well, today is day 4 of my parsley tea and it’s working!  I feel much better (and think it may be a small kidney stone … sure hurts and moves like one).  So, I can’t do much moving around.  I’ve decided to finally finish cleaning up my website and found this little tidbit hiding amongst…

Skin Care

If you have been a follower for a while, you may have noticed some posts from a few years ago that weren’t originally there.  Well, I’m trying to downsize my server usage for my website.  So, I’m converting all the text files I have into blog posts and just including the links on my website. …

Alcohol

Alcohol How satisfying would it be to, after a hard day’s work, sit down to a truly homemade alcoholic beverage?  Honestly, I wouldn’t know!  I have tried to make wine two times.  The first time my plum wine ended up tasting like apple cider.  The second time was lemon and it was a sweet (way…

Candied Orange Peel And Other Goodies

I know this isn’t what I have posted for quite some time but I made Candied Orange Peels for the first time.  They were not labor intensive, just time consuming.  They were well worth it!  My goal is to have enough candied fruit to eventually make my own Panettone.  At the bottom of this page…

Queen Anne’s Lace (Wild Carrot)

Queen Anne’s Lace (Wild Carrot) If you have ever driven outside of town, just about anywhere, you have probably seen Queen Anne’s Lace (Wild Carrot).  It is an invasive weed in so many areas that I wouldn’t suggest introducing it in your area … just find a good stand of it and harvest from there. …

Soups

Soups Especially in the Winter, there is nothing better than a big bowl of soup (with some warm just out of the oven bread, too).  Here are some fantastic soup recipes to add to your repertoire. Brenda Nolen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ C-M’s No Milk Potato Soup Ok..I cheat on this 1 envelope Knorr leek soup mix* 2…

Burdock

Burdock I have never had any experience with burdock.  Once again, Melana to the rescue! Brenda Nolen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Burdock (Arctium Species) As a kid in the Midwest my brothers and I where basically wild animals foraging off the land every summer. I cannot imagine growing up any other way than being totally free to harass…

Berries, Berries, Berries!!!

Berries, Berries, Berries!!! Oh, berries.  What more do I have to say?  I just adore berries.  I can’t get enough of them!  Blueberries are my favorite but just about any other will do in a pinch!  🙂  Due to the plethora of cranberry recipes, they will have their own page. Brenda Nolen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Berry Cordial…