When Life Gives You Lemons…

There’s something about lemons in water that makes me feel so good. I feel more refreshed, I feel more hydrated than by drinking just water alone. Just smelling lemons puts me in a better mood. I wondered why. And hence I fell down another rabbit hole.  Oh…my ADD is kicking in, last night we saw “Alice […]

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An Apple a Day…But Vinegar?

An apple a day keeps the doctor away…right? Well, this is one way an apple may keep you from the doctor forever. If you’re lucky. Apple cider vinegar has more claims to cures than Carter has liver pills. But this one’s all natural and it’s been around almost forever. Dr. Kahn, my metabolic cardiologist, suggested […]

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Flax Seeds?

My doctor called today to go over my recent blood test results and one of his “prescriptions” was to incorporate flax seeds in my diet.  Why flax seeds?  Most American diets are higher in Omega 6 than Omega 3 fats…me included. I thought I was eating healthy since I ditched the vegetable oils and forbid […]

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Carrots Love Tomatoes

We like to grow our food as organic as possible using natural methods of working with nature instead of against it. Companion planting is the best way to deter pests in your garden. It’s explained in the most read book in my library, “Carrots Love Tomatoes“.  You can learn a lot by studying what goes […]

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Planting by the Light of the Moon

Tonight is a full moon so I got into full swing planting my garden over the past two days. Why?  Because planting your garden according to the phases of the moon is not just an old wives’ tale, there is a lot more to it. Did you know that the best time to plant your […]

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Garden 2016 Finally Begins

No snow in the forecast…at least let’s hope not. My garden is officially underway for 2016. We grow a lot of our own vegetables and maybe we’ll even have some of our first fruit this year from our backyard orchard. Usually we get started planting on my birthday which is May 15th and the first […]

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Come with Me to Frankenmuth

On the way home from Detroit we stopped in the quaint little town of Frankenmuth, Michigan. Founded by German settlers in the 1800’s it has become a great place to visit during the many festivals in Frankenmuth throughout the year. We got a chance to spend a little time walking down the main street and acting […]

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Wonder Bread Isn’t So Wonderful After All

Wonder Bread was all the rage in the 1950’s. It’s not so wonderful after all. The rise in sensitivities to wheat have risen to create a gluten free market for consumers who avoid wheat products.  Although wheat crops aren’t genetically modified, they are sprayed with RoundUp to dry or dessicate the crops a few days before […]

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