I am sure you are all aware of the benefits of raw honey. It soothes a sore throat, helps with coughing, and people have been eating raw honey for a host of other reasons for many generations. I am here to talk about a specific variety of honey native to New Zealand. Manuka honey is… Continue reading Manuka Honey: The Miracle in My Cupboard
As some of you know, I am currently out of town visiting my family in Minnesota for the holidays. This area has some brutal winters, and as a result, hot, filling, hearty comfort foods are a really huge hit up in these parts. One of the first things that come to mind when I think… Continue reading Love From Minnesota
It's that time of year again. You are running around like a chicken with it's head cut off, trying to balance work, life, and the holidays. Time is running out, your patience is wearing thin, you haven't taken anything out of the freezer, and all you have is some canned stuff, a potato, a couple… Continue reading The Best (and easiest) Chicken Soup
Since I was a kid growing up in the Midwest, squash has been a staple food in my family. My absolute favorite winter squash is the Acorn Squash. There are so many things you can do with it. You can roast it, and serve it mashed with butter, or you can slice and bake it… Continue reading Roasted Acorn Squash with Rice
Hello loves! Today I want to kick off a three part blog series on planning an intimate social gathering on the cheap! Keep watching over the next week or so, and follow me as I plan a small fall party at our home for mutual friends, as well as my husband's co-workers. You can expect… Continue reading Planning a Great Gathering- Part One: Food
Cabbage is a cool season veggie, so, since it's in season at the moment, you should have no problem finding good fresh locally grown cabbage right now. It has so many healthy benefits including but not limited to: Helps promote healthy digestion It's packed with nutrients. Too many to list here in fact, but I… Continue reading Cuddle up with a Cup of Cabbage Soup and the Struggle of the Undervalued Cabbage.
I'm not sure why, but I have never been the world's biggest fan of pork. Disclaimer: Except when it's bacon. Oh, also, honey ham. Don't forget pepperoni, bratwurst, KIELBASA! Yeeeeah. OK. I guess I like pork as much as the next person. Things like pork chops, and pork steaks, and pork loin though? I'm not… Continue reading Pork with Heart
Hello my lovelies! Oh, I love fall. It is most definitely my favorite time of year. The days are getting shorter, the air is crisp, the air conditioner is off, and the windows are open. A wonderful smell of earth, and tree leaves floating into my house mingled with the fresh scent of the recent… Continue reading Warming up to Fall