Using gemstones or crystals to heal the body has been a thing for a few millennia and was prevalent in Ayurveda. Specific gemstones are helpful for certain doshas and/ or for certain ailments. There is an amazing documentary on Youtube that covers this along with many other facets of Ayurveda and I've shared that below. … Continue reading Gem Elixirs
We are at the end of peach season and I almost missed it! Thankfully the orchard we go to for peaches, strawberries, etc. has sunday hours and we were able to snag a bushel. From these golden orbs I was able to tuck away peach chutney and just flat out canned peaches. No jam cause … Continue reading Just Peachy
The other day we were gifted with a bowl full of habanero and scots bonnet peppers. Not being a pepper aficionado, I had to read up on what these were and how to use them; what a gift! These peppers are HOT! According to Google, there are only a handful that are 2-3 times hotter; that's … Continue reading Fiery, Hot, Habaneros!
So yummy and choked full of good cool weather goodness. My sister-in-law (SIL) introduced us to this soup and it was an immediate hit - even with Ronnie, who is not a ginger fan. When SIL cooks, it is usually without measurements, so this recipe is a suggestion that allows you to embellish as you wish. … Continue reading Chicken-Ginger Soup
2016 was my first year making ketchup. I know everyone has their favorite recipe and not having made any before, I ran with this recipe from BHG special interest series; it is simple yet uber tasty. Viola! This recipe is da bomb though my new favorite is tomato chutney; oh my! I'll share that recipe … Continue reading Canning Ketchup