Keeping Calm During Unsettled Times

There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. Division, distrust, and despondency have been constantly knocking on the door of our hearts. And the sad truth is that things will very likely not improve much for the foreseeable future. So, what should we do? I will…

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Homemade Sauerkraut

If you’ve never wanted to even taste sauerkraut, you might want to reconsider. Real, fermented sauerkraut (as opposed to the average vinegar-based store-bought kind) is quite different. There’s no vinegar is this–just a nice salt brine. The natural fermentation creates a probiotic-rich food that is as tasty as it is…

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Creamy Poblano Sauce with Pasta

One year we rented a condo in Cancun, and we had the option of hiring the owner’s cook/housekeeper to prepare our meals. We weren’t sure if that would be a good idea, so we hired her just for a few days. Big mistake–we should have hired her everyday! Our first…

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Motherwort

Let’s talk about about a fairly obscure herb today: motherwort (which means herb for the mother). It’s also known as Lion’s Tail or leonurus cardiaca. True to its name, motherwort has traditionally been used to stimulate uterine contractions and facilitate childbirth. It can also remedy late menstruation, but should be…

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