The health benefits of herbs are amazing, including the herb thyme. Thyme is an herb that I tried out on one of our children when they had a cold. I wanted to see if it really made much of a difference with relieving his symptoms, and sure enough it did.
I made an herbal tea with some thyme I had saved. It was simple. I just took the dried leaves put them in a mug, poured in boiling water, and steeped for about 5 minutes. Of all the remedies, natural of course, that I had tried on him, he said this one was the most effective.
When adding it to tea add some raw honey for a sweeter flavor since thyme can sometimes be quite strong. Raw honey of course gives you an even more effective health remedy with its immune boosting, antibacterial, and easing sore throat abilities as well.
Kind of a strange thought, isn't it? The thought of not washing raw chicken before baking is, for most people, gross.
Most Americans wash their raw chicken before baking, but here's a new study that Drexel Univeristy did that's interesting.
Factory Farms & My New Commitment
So I made a new commitment about 3 months ago and I’m pleased that I’ve stuck to this. I have committed to not eat any meat that’s not grass-fed. Nope. Not even at restaurants.
Are you aware of all that goes on in those factories? Somehow it seems I just never really thought about it or it just wasn’t in front of me, so I was ignorant. Not anymore. Since I am completely aware now, I will not go back.
Ever stopped to wonder about the eggs that you eat?
You know, like where do they come from?
What about the hen’s living conditions?
Do you know the difference between cage-free and range-free?
Ever heard, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”? –Hippocrates.
Sounds like the famous Greek physician Hippocrates knew what he was talking about when stating that food needs to be our medicine. I agree, don't you?
Well, I’m sure you’ve heard of the very popular Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar has been used for thousands of years for many ailments. Have you been wondering if it’s really all they seem to make it out to be?
My Chili Recipe
This is my husband’s favorite chili. We really enjoy having a delicious, hot bowl of chili on a cold day or night. You can make any adjustments to this chili as you like, and I may try paprika next time as I saw it in another recipe.
You might want to consider them if you haven’t.
Quails are beautiful birds. To catch a photo of these fine birds is quite the challenge though, as they are so fast on their squatty feet!
What’s the benefit of these birds and their eggs?
Okay, so I have a confession to make. Yes, another one, again.
I’ve been using my cast iron skillets and Dutch oven for the 25 years that I’ve been married. That’s been great, but recently I was reminded that I really wasn’t supposed to be using soap to wash them. Humph!
Raw Milk. Seriously?
Since in my last post I mentioned that I enjoy adding the cream of raw milk in my coffee, I thought I’d explain why we now drink raw milk.
Are You A Coffee Drinker?
For most of my life I’ve never really been a coffee drinker.
As a matter of fact, I’m not sure what the owner of a café & coffee shop thought of me recently after telling her I really had no idea what an espresso shot would be if she did add it to my decaf coffee! Ha ha!
Yep. I love to be outdoors. I’ve always been that way. My Dad gave me an appreciation of nature and the outdoors, and I’m grateful. Now that I’m older, .....
okay much older, I’ve come to realize the health benefits of being in the sun!
White Sugar and Its Detriments
Is there anyone out there who at least used to enjoy baked goods? You know those delectable brownies, cakes and cookies?
After all there are so many who love to make them so beautiful and tantalizing!
What Are We Eating?
Have you ever looked at ingredient labels?
Yikes! Me too!
Many years ago I remember when I started reading ingredient labels and wondering why I couldn’t understand what in the world was in my food. What is that? And why is it in a can of green beans? Or in a can of chili?
Is Sea Salt Important?
Did you know that consuming enough sea salt could make you feel better?
Sea salt comes from one of two places: the sea or salt lake, or mined from underground salt deposits. The latter is the typical table salt and is more heavily processed eliminating needed minerals and usually contains additives to prevent clumping.
Salt from the sea or salt lakes is produced through evaporation and is not processed, therefore leaving beneficial trace minerals. This natural way of getting sea salt,
Benefits of Bergamot Oil
Have you ever heard of or drank Earl Grey Tea? I have and I really enjoy its flavor and particularly its scent!
That’s because bergamot oil is added to Earl Grey tea and bergamot smells awesome.
Bergamot is a citrus fruit grown primarily in......
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