Honey Nut Brittle Candy

Honey Nut Brittle Candy

We’ve really been enjoying Papa B’s honey from next door lately! Today, I made three kinds of honey nut brittle to tuck away in the freezer for when the urge for a sweet treat hits. The idea for this recipe came from “Macadamia Nut Brittle” in the cookbook: Eat Well Feel Well by Kendall Conrad. I love this book! Though some of the recipes call for ingredients that are too gourmet for me to ever … Continue reading

Two Easy Honey Candy Recipes

Two Easy Honey Candy Recipes

For a few years, my son could only have honey as a sweetener, which meant store-bought candy was out of the question. (This was on the advice of his pediatrician who placed him on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet because he had non-responsive celiac disease and was a very sick little boy. The diet worked wonders and he is now a healthy child with no more stomach aches or for that matter, asthma. It’s a fabulous … Continue reading

Kudzu Jelly

Kudzu Flower Jelly

This is one of those regional recipes – if you live in the south-eastern USA, you know exactly what kudzu is. If you don’t…. well, it’s this big invasive green vine that grows everywhere down here! Where I’m at, in Virginia, the plant is just starting to flower and will do so until September. We are ‘blessed’ with a large amount of kudzu on parts of the trail going down to our creek. When the … Continue reading

Roasted Tomato & Garlic Sauce

This is pretty much the easiest tomato sauce you’ll ever make! The original recipe came from Everyday Grain-Free Gourmet by Jodi Bager & Jenny Lass. Those ladies put out some amazing recipes – all grain free, honey-sweetened and SCD friendly. You can size this recipe any way you like – it all depends on how many tomatoes you have on hand. All you’ll need to make Roasted Tomato & Garlic Sauce is: Fresh Tomatoes Fresh … Continue reading

Dream Cookies

When I first found out my son had to go gluten-free and had a pile of food sensitivies to boot, a friend-of-a-friend who had been down that road before, loaned me a great allergy cookbook that focused on using a rotation diet to keep from developing further food allergies. The name of both book and author completely escape me now, much to my regret, because I’d love to revisit its pages. These cookies drew me … Continue reading

Sunflower Jelly

Sunflower Jelly

I first got the idea for making sunflower jelly whilst I was pondering the happy row of flowers in my garden and wondering what other uses I could extract from them besides the seed. I remembered reading that the petals were edible and could be sprinkled in salads. During further research, I read that Native Americans used a decoction from the head for respiratory ailments. Whether this is completely true or not, I have no … Continue reading

Canning Water for Emergency Preparedness

canning water for emergency preparedness

We are in the midst of a power outage, here in Virginia; and it will likely be a week before electricity is restored. (Update: we were without power for 11 days!) For us, no power means no water. Couple that with 100 degree weather and you can see where that could quickly become a problem for those who are unprepared. In these types of emergency situation times, people tend to feel a bit panicky and … Continue reading

Herbal Basting Brushes

How to Make an Herbal DIY Basting Brush

I do not currently own a basting brush. I have owned them, plenty of them, but they get all oily and are hard to clean and I end up tossing them long before most people would. As a consequence, I would find myself in need of one all the time, but having to make do with using a spoon or some other awkward improvisation. Right after I saw this idea in a library book I … Continue reading