Sugar Substitutes

I’ve had this topic on my ‘to blog about’ list for a long time.  I just keep putting it off because there is so much to say that I have no idea where to start! 😉  I think a lot of my followers and readers already know a lot about this subject, but it is definitely something I feel passionate about.  That is in part due to the fact that my husbands health has seen a dramatic change since the change in our diets!   Continue reading “Sugar Substitutes”

Cough and Cold Symptoms

EVERY child with no exception contracts this before the age of 12 months!  Sometimes it is very mild and more a nuisance than anything.  However, there are other times where the mamas and papas are concerned, breathing is labored or rapid, sometimes a fever, sometimes wheezing and often a nasty wet cough.  Continue reading “Cough and Cold Symptoms”

Ginger Honey Elixir

This is one of our favorite winter cold remedies.  If you have a cough or sore throat this is just heavenly!  The heat and steam coming off of the warm tea will also help with the cough and congestion as well!  Even my boys love this and think of it as a treat even when they are sick! Continue reading “Ginger Honey Elixir”

Koffucha

What in the world is that? A friend of mine mentioned it to me, it sounded interesting, so I tried it! And let’s say, well, it definitely turned out very interesting!

I have a love affair with coffee and tea is only an option if coffee isn’t available. Consequently, I thought I might enjoy the Kombucha more if made out of my liquid of choice! Koffucha is Kombucha made with coffee instead of tea. It tastes a little sweet, a little tangy, a little fermented, a little like coffee and a little weird! It is a nice change, but I prefer my coffee and cream to taste like coffee and cream, so I think I’ll stick with the same old same old! Continue reading “Koffucha”

Kombucha

A while back I mentioned making Kombucha. I have made this a few times, but the flavor is a little too much like vinegar for me. I know I could brew it for a little less time to take out some of the vinegar taste, but I also want the amazing health benefits. I usually make kefir, but on occasion I do Kombucha. I kinda wax and wane on which I like most and which I’m convinced is better for me. Once I get on the band wagon of one I have it in the fridge all the time and then after a few months I switch back! Continue reading “Kombucha”

What is all the hype about Kefir?

Water Kefir? (Traditionally pronounced ke-feer, but often spoken as kee-fer in the West.) What language are you speaking? It is said the word Kefir comes from the Turkish word Keif describing a state of feeling good. This is a GREAT healthy drink that is overflowing with beneficial bacteria, comparable to a probiotic! It is SO easy to prepare and tastes great. If you let it ferment for long enough it gets a natural carbonation and my boys call it their “soda”! I’m tickled that they get so excited to have their “soda” as a treat and have no idea what everyone else thinks is soda! I have also made Kombucha with which kefir is often compared. I don’t prefer it as much as the kefir and I feel like the kefir is much easier to prepare and flavor as well. (I will post more on Kombucha later.) Continue reading “What is all the hype about Kefir?”

We Made Butter Today

Ordinarily we use mostly coconut oil or olive oil for our cooking and dressings respectively, but after doing some investigation of Nourishing Traditions and all the benefits we are missing out on, I decided I’d like to start adding more animal fats back into our diet. So now I don’t feel so bad about using the bacon grease again and bringing butter back! Continue reading “We Made Butter Today”