Essential Oils · GAPS™ Diet · Healthy Environment · Natural Healing

Elderberry Syrup

The cold and flu season is upon us!!! There are so many germs flying around right now, I can practically see them floating in the air. I am not a big fan of sickness in general (who is?) and so I take extra precautions when I hear everyone around me hacking away: I load up…… Continue reading Elderberry Syrup

Essential Oils · GAPS™ Diet

Snowflake Peppermint Fudge

I generally find that in the winter I tend to eat healthier: as it gets colder, I am more likely to crave nourishing soups, broth, warm home-cooked dishes, and steamed veggies with butter or ghee. In the summer, it generally is so hot in the kitchen that I don’t feel like cooking (and much less…… Continue reading Snowflake Peppermint Fudge

GAPS™ Diet · GAPS™ Introduction Diet · Natural Healing

Electrolyte Drink

Winter is a wonderful time of year, bringing with it white snow, frosty mornings, hot mugs of steaming favorite drinks (the boys love our GAPS hot chocolate; I love anything that comes in a mug!), sledding, and rosy cheeks. Unfortunately, winter also brings with it crowded stores filled with sick shoppers coughing on cart handles,…… Continue reading Electrolyte Drink

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Fermented Uncanned Tomatoes

October is generally a time when the days start getting shorter, the nights get cooler, and we experience the first frost here in Northern Illinois. This fall, though, the weather hasn’t really seem to get the message that it’s dark by 6:30 p.m. and today as I drove by the bank and saw that the…… Continue reading Fermented Uncanned Tomatoes