5 Recipes from my Mother’s Kitchen

With all of us celebrating Mother’s day yesterday, I’m honoring my Mom today on both of my blogs. FOLLOW THIS LINK to see a poem I wrote her in June, 2005 for her 60th birthday. My Mom is an absolutely AMAZING cook! I’d like to think my love of cooking came from watching her work… Read More

How to Make Yeast at Home ⋆ My German Recipes

As I was searching youtube for a DIY vanilla sugar recipe, I stumbled across this youtube channel MY GERMAN RECIPES. I have German ancestry and grew up eating German food, so I was curious about her recipes. On the channel, I saw this video on making your own yeast (NOT SOURDOUGH). I knew I HAD… Read More

Healthy Probiotic “Soda”

Do you love soda? Are you addicted to it and can’t get enough? I am absolutely addicted to soda! I crave it. It is definitely my Achilles heal. I tell myself I can have just a little, just like an alcoholic would talk him/herself into a “small drink”. One small drink won’t hurt, right? Wrong!… Read More

10 ‘Depression Era’ Recipes to Make if your Pantry is Bare

One of my favorite things to do is look for vintage and old timey recipes. I decided to scour the internet for depression era recipes for today’s article. I thought it fitting since many items are scarce in grocery stores today. My grocery store is almost always out of flour. Eggs are a hit and… Read More

How to Ferment Vegetables

Yesterday I posted some fermented food recipes. Here’s an article from Cultures for Health highlighting everything you need to know about fermenting veggies! Fermented vegetables begin with lacto-fermentation, a method of food preservation that also enhances the nutrient content of the food. The action of the bacteria makes the minerals in cultured foods more readily available to… Read More

5 Fermented Food Recipes to Improve Gut (& brain) Health

Did you know that a 80% of the immune system is in the gut? Did you also know that most neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and melatonin largely made in the gut? Scientific research now proves a direct link between gut health and brain health. When the gut is healthy, the brain is healthy…and vice versa!… Read More

Middle-Age Memoirs: How to make a face mask in 30 seconds or less (with a filter)

Originally posted on Purple Almond Wellness:
Well what a month it’s been! Spending unending time with my better half and youngest son over the past couple of weeks has been fun. However, I think the phrase “be careful what you wish for” may be applicable here. I’m the type of person who loves alone time.…

20 DIY Pantry Staples That Are Even Better than Store-Bought | Kitchn

Originally posted on Purple Almond Wellness:
As more and more places around the world decide to implement lockdowns, it’s likely many of us will run out of many of the pantry staples we are used to purchasing at our local grocer. We take advantage of the fact that our favorite ketchup, mayonnaise, crackers, spice rub,…