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One-Minute Mayonnaise

There are two clear winners in this one-minute mayonnaise:  Avocado oil and an immersion blender. Seriously, this is the easiest, fastest, and one of the most healthy homemade mayo recipes out there.  Trust me.  I’ve checked. No warming ingredients to room temperature No slowly drizzling things together No ‘breaking it’ …

Sunburn Relief Spray

Sunburn Relief Spray Gosh darn it. I knew this glorious, scorcher-of-a-day was too good to be true! Today  I had company to occupy the children, so I took full advantage of my semi-free time to get dirty!  I accomplished a lot in the garden, but the sun has left his …

Calming Herbal Tea Blend

  I have an infant and a toddler.  It’s safe to say that I may or may not be certifiably “bat-shit-crazy.” Labels aside; one thing’s for certain– there are times in my day, (or heck, my whole day–I’m not gonna lie,) that I need I a physical or mental break.  …

Nettle Soup Recipes

  One of my favorite times of year; the on-set of spring.  Coming out of a long, dark and wet winter, practically with moss growing on our backs, us Pacific Northwesterners are always grateful for the first hints of spring.  Crocuses, daffodils, burgeoning buds, and the ever-so-delicious nettle.  In a …

Butter Treats

It seems like– out of the thin air– Sweet Baby became a Sweet Toddler. How does this happen? She moves fast, thinks quickly, and very decisively wants what she wants! And one of the things she really wants is…  BUTTER! So, the apple really doesn’t fall far from the tree, …

Refridgerator Pickles~~Making Pickles Without A Water Bath

The year is 2030 B.C. and and cucumbers brought from their native India are beginning a tradition of pickling in the Tigris Valley.  By 2,400 B.C. anthropologists and archaeologists believe that the ancient Mesapotamians were pickling. Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Amerigo Vespucci, Queen Elizabeth, Shakespeare, Napoleon and countless others touted the …

How to Make THE BEST Iced Coffee

On a hot summer’s day, I truly appreciate a delicious iced coffee.  Sometimes, nothing says summer better than an ice cold coffee with thick and creamy coconut milk. Coming from a steadfastly devoted tea-lover, that is a pretty strong statement.  I know, I know, with my proximity to Seattle, you’d …

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