I love using roasted peppers in recipes. Perfect for making so many things. You can layer them into sandwiches, make red pepper butter out of them, or store them in jars. You can also freeze them….
Seed saving is an adventure in science, thrift, preparedness training, and culinary arts ~ all rolled into one. It’s a step in the direction to living more simply and responsibly. It is easy to teach your children when they are young and thus pass on a heritage of sustainable skills for the next generation. …
I used to think monosodium glutamate was just a Chinese restaurant additive, but the Truth In Labeling site opened my eyes with all the other ‘names’ it can go by in ingredient lists. It was certainly another piece of the puzzle in discovering why my children were reacting to certain foods.
What I didn’t know, is that there are more than 40 different food ingredients that contain the chemical in MSG (processed free glutamic acid) and cause reactions in reactive people (whether mildly or seriously).
I learned so much (which I still feel is valid and true today) including:
- What MSG really is
- Where is MSG hidden?
- Ingredient names used to hide MSG in food
- UK E-numbers used for MSG-containing ingredients
- Like gelatin, MSG is used as a preservative and stabilizer in some vaccines!
- There are pesticides and fertilizers that contain MSG (As of 2004, California had already approved crop spraying with MSG)
Today, as a mom, you will have dozens of little teachable moments with your child.
They are short snippets of time that come and go with us scarcely noticing. …
The words that comes out of your mouth. Do they injure or attract those you love?
The words and the way my father used to talk to me when I was as young as five had a huge impact on me, and it has taken me much of my life to heal and restore from the wounds. “You’ll never have any friends looking like that!” “No wonder your classmates don’t like you!” “Why are you so thick-headed?” “Don’t disrespect me. Look at my shoes!” Such confusing messages!…
In the spirit of the do-it-yourself-er and as a salute to the ‘too-frugal-to-buy-it-already-made’, here is how I make my own version of Young Living’s Purification® blend. Their Purification® blend is very nice, but I believe I can achieve a finished product that is just as excellent and save money, too.
I call my version ‘Clean and Fresh’.