March 28, 2015
Alternatives to Dyeing Chicken Eggs for Easter
EggNots are a great alternative to chicken eggs. (Here is some info on the egg industry and why to give mother chickens a break). EggNots are made of ceramic, look and feel like chicken eggs and are reusable. Purchase yours here!
Marshmallows are a fun idea for children to dye in place of eggs for Easter.…READ MORE »
March 19, 2015
Spring came to California very early this year. We didn’t even have a winter. The temperatures have been warm here. Everything is blooming in my garden; daffodils, iris, calendula, rosemary, lavender, roses and jasmine. As soon as I walk into my garden the scent of jasmine greets me. We have had cats for over 30 years.…READ MORE »
March 16, 2015
Kale salads are popular in California. I crave kale and eat it almost everyday. Kale is a nutrient dense food. It is packed with vitamins and minerals. This salad can be made ahead of time and the kale leaves won’t become soggy.
Kalifornia Krunch Salad
1 bunch of kale cut, or 7 cups chopped or 7 handfuls curly leaf kale cut
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes whole or cut in half (orange or red)
1/2 red onion diced (1/4 cup to 1/3 cup)
2 medium sized carrots diced
1 cucumber diced
calastrano or kalamata olives whole or halved (as many as you like)
1 cup cooked lentils, chick peas or other beans (can top each individual salad or mix into the main salad)
Combine all ingredients into a large bowl
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 minced garlic clove or 1 teaspoon dried garlic granules
Combine all ingredients into small bowl or mason jar and mix well.…READ MORE »
March 9, 2015
Joan Morais’ Top 3 Remedies for a Cold
Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil is antiviral and an expectorant.
Lavender Essential Oil is antiviral and it helps to calm and relax the body.
1. For a General Cold:
- Daytime: Apply 1 drop eucalyptus radiata essential oil or lavender essential oil onto a tissue or handkerchief and inhale the scent.
March 9, 2015
I love my homemade almond milk. I feel so great drinking it in my latte and chai tea knowing exactly where it came from, how it was made and what is in it. It can also be added to powdered facial masks and baths. This is such a simple recipe that is well worth the time.…READ MORE »