Monthly Archives: November 2012

Recipes – My egg replacer

I ran out of eggs this morning but really wanted to make some corn bread. So, I improvised. The recipe only calls for one egg so it isn’t that devastating to replace it with something else. I wanted the cornbread to be moist, not-too dense, have good flavor and with a little tang. So I […]

Weed Weekly – Dandelions

One of the most often poisoned and frequent weeds found in the United States is Dandelion. The whole plant is edible and not to mention delicious. I get very excited to see them bloom in the spring and fall.  My husband and I go out and pick as many as we can find and make […]

Recipe – Mushroom Delight

This is one of my favorite snacks.  I call it Mushroom Delight. Here is my simple and tasty recipe.  It will feed two people well: 6 or 7 medium/small size portabella mushrooms 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 tablespoon of butter 1/4 cup of fresh chopped basil 1 sliced and quartered vine ripened tomato Balsamic […]

How do we Succeed?

We learn… 10% of what we read; 20% of what we hear; 30% of what we see; 50% of what we both hear and see; 70% of what is discussed; 80% of what we experience personally; 95% of what we teach to someone else.” – William Glasser How do we continuously improve?  If we can […]

Exercise – For Men – Abs, Squats and Arms

My husband loves his ab workouts.  This is the routine he usually follows. He has an “ab ripper” dvd that pretty much wears him out despite it only intending to last about 10 minutes.  Sometimes 10 minutes is all it takes.  You just have to have the dedication to do it. My main tip is […]

Exercise – For Women – Callanetics

Don’t be confused.  There is calisthenics and there is Callanetics. Callanetics is a system designed by Callan Pinckney.  I have one of her books that was actually printed in 1984. As a young woman, Callan spent years hitchhiking around Europe and Central Africa, where she tracked animal migrations, India and even Japan..  It was a […]

Food and Frugality

I live on a budget.  Then again, who doesn’t?  My downfall is that I like to eat well.  When I was a little younger, I had a really great summer job that helped me make double my income from the previous year in just a few months.  By the end of the year, however,  I […]

Weed Weekly – Mullein

Verbascum thapsus I have heard this wonderful plant described as “Indian Toilet Paper”.  I am a little bit horrified to think of using such an incredibly medicinal and beneficial plant in such a way, although…the leaves are very soft. Regardless, I shudder a little when I think about it. Mullein is a common sight here […]

Yerba Prima – Prima Cleanse

I didn’t start this blog to market products, but when I find one that works, I think it is worthy to bring it to the blogging community’s attention.  I recently took the Yerba Prima Women’s Renew cleanse and I was very impressed with the results. No matter how enthusiastic I am about health and wellness, […]

Recipe – Lentil Soup

I recently inherited a 10 lb bag of lentils from my local Sunflower market. ( : I was very excited because I do love lentils. I have been making a delicious soup from them for the last few days which has been very suiting and warming in this autumn air.  I thought I would share […]