Nutmeg: A Good and Bad Spice

One of my kids gave me whole nutmegs for Christmas. I am in heaven! It’s one of my favorite spices … if a recipe calls for cinnamon, you can bet your bippy I’m going to add a pinch of nutmeg in there, too. Use it medicinally?...

Sweet Potato Soufflé

I was asked on Facebook to share this recipe and this is easiest. I’d love to take credit but can’t: it’s from my ex-boyfriend’s mother. Ingredients 3 cups cooked sweet potatoes (not yams), mashed 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon...

Magic and … Video Games?

The local tourism board posted the following picture on Facebook today and it got me to thinking: Magic is all about Nature. How do the younger generations do magic when they seemingly spend all their free time in front of a video game? How does...

Quiet Country Living?

I decided this morning to take a much-needed mental health day. (One of the perks of being self-employed. I can do it on a minute’s notice.) I thought about going for a walk in the woods but that’s not a good idea this time of year...

Rock Garden Starter Set for Sale

Ever want your very own rock garden? Wish no more! The Herby Lady has put together a set of rock seeds just for you. Rocks are very easy to grow. They require no special soil, will grow in any condition from full shade to full sun and you...

Signs of a Clueless Husband

The conversation last night: Hubby: Boy, whatever you’re cooking on your bench sure smells good! (A few oils & vinegars steeping in sealed jars.) Me: Um … you shouldn’t be smelling anything off my bench. What does it smell...

Heaven in a Tub

As you may have noticed from my last post, I’m starting to pay a little more attention to the skin on my face. Following along those lines, I got to thinking perhaps the exfoliating pad I was using might now be a bit too harsh. A couple of...

Natural Skin Care for Smokers

I hate to admit it, but I still smoke (pauses to light up) and I know there are still a lot of smokers out there. Are you like me, using smoking as a crutch to get you through stressful times (“better to kill myself than someone...

Create Memories

As I’ve mentioned here before, my mother has both Parkinson’s and dementia. Her diseases have progressed rapidly. The woman who was my best friend for the majority of my life is no longer there … I’m caring for someone who...

Castor or Castor?

In doing some research for my next book (on baneful herbs), I came across some … interesting information. I don’t know about you but when I think of “Castor”, I think of the godawful oil (made from the plant Ricinus...