Category Archives: Health

Spring Means Cleaning, the Natural Way!

Every spring I get the urge to clean, clean, clean!  Winter in Indiana means spending too much time indoors, tracking in mud, snow, dirt, and dealing with dust from the furnace running all the time.  As soon as there is … Continue reading

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Grains make a Wonderful Comfort Chowder

I made a great tasting chowder today and want to share it with others that love grains as much as I do!  It’s a one-pot soup that takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to prepare.  The ingredients are simple … Continue reading

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Great Way to Get Your Greens: Kale Chips

My garden is ready for old-man winter, except for the brussell sprouts and kale. It’s nice to see something green and growing at this time of year. I had an abundance of kale this year and tried a new way … Continue reading

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Winter can Be Beautiful

  Winter is a tedious time of year for me.  Drab days are common in the Midwest from November until March and frequently include cloud-cover, rain, snow, or all of the above conditions.  It’s no wonder folks suffer depression during … Continue reading

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Reliable Home-made Yogurt!

  I own two Salton yogurt makers:  a 5 cup and a 5 pint.  I have tried more recipes than I care to admit with little or no success.  Inevitably every recipe came out too runny for my palate.  I … Continue reading

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Making Dreams Takes Hard Work

This weekend I took my first steps toward realizing a dream I have been thinking about for years!  I am proud, excited, and desperately exhausted….. When my husband suffered a debilitating heart attach 3 years ago, our lives turned upside … Continue reading

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What is the Simple Life?

We unfortunately live in a culture where every self-respecting individual feels compelled to schedule each minute of the day with some kind of productive activity.  Adults go to work, meet with friends, go to the gym, work late hours, work … Continue reading

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