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spring scent simmer- citrus, geranium, and mint

spring scent simmer- citrus, geranium, and mint

While spring sometimes looks like winter outside, I like it to smell like spring inside. My favorite way to create a lovely and refreshing spring scent is using citrus, mint, and geranium. Citrus Geranium Mint Simmer dried grapefruit peel dried spearmint fresh lime fresh scented geranium leaves *Place the ingredients in a small Corningware or stainless steel pot. *Add enough water to […]

ginger candy and ginger syrup

ginger candy and ginger syrup

There is nothing more invigorating and warming on a cold winter day than a cup of ginger tea! It is a mild stimulant, promotes circulation, aids digestion, and is very effective for motion sickness. It is great for cramps and the perfect herb to help remedy congestion when you are under the weather. Next time you […]

chocolate peppermint doughnuts

chocolate peppermint doughnuts

Chocolate and peppermint are an ideal combination at my house; when you make them into a doughnut form the little ladies are out of bed fast! Ingredients: 2 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry four 3/4 cup candy cane sugar (grind 7 candy canes in a food processor until fine texture) 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder […]

candy cane sugar

candy cane sugar

This is the time of year for candy cane sugar. It is so easy to make and fun to substitute it for regular sugar in chocolate recipes. Put 8 candy canes in a food processor and process until you get a fine sugary texture. 8 candy canes give you about 1 cup of sugar. A […]

strawberry-raspberry simple syrup

strawberry-raspberry simple syrup

Simple syrup- 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 2 cups mixed blend of raspberries and quartered strawberries (or any other berry combination) Boil water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Add the berries and cook on medium high for 10-15 minutes or until the syrup reaches the thickness you want. DON’T leave the berries, they can […]

no chicken noodle soup- vegan recipe

no chicken noodle soup- vegan recipe

:: When you are sick in this household you get the “get well soon!” mug full of hot lemon water and our favorite comfort food soup- “no chicken noodle,” since we don’t eat chicken around here. I found the mug thrifting with my sister and loved the bright cheery look to it, perfect to uplift […]