Double Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies

This recipe makes roughly 4 dozen Double Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies, made with coconut oil. The recipe can easily be halved. Once baked and cooled, I put them in the freezer and pull them out as they’re needed.  They can also be stored in the fridge or for a...

Easy, Delicious Baby Back Pork Ribs

(I remembered to take a photo before I popped the ribs in the oven, but forgot afterwords. Thus, this photo from TheBittenWord on Flickr.) Our friends, Jenny and Steve, introduced us to this easy way of cooking delicious pork baby back ribs. My husband and I love...

Flo’s Homemade Salsa

My mother-in-law, Florence, has made jars of salsa for me each year for closer to twenty years, until last year. Last year I decided it was time for me to start making my own, using her recipe. The main difference between Mom’s recipe and mine is that I...

Going Dairy Free

One month ago yesterday I stopped eating dairy. I made the decision to quit dairy after watching the video below. It wasn’t a decision based on health. If you watch the video you’ll get a sense of why I quit. Its taken me a long time to come to this...

Natural Facial Mask Made With Coffee & Honey

Looking for a homemade facial that uses natural ingredients to exfoliate, tighten and firm your skin? Here’s one that uses ground coffee and honey. It provides a gentle facial scrub, lightly exfoliating your skin, and it leaves your face and neck feeling soft...

Azaleas & Rhododendrons As Cut Flowers

[envira-gallery id=”2252″] Do you have Azaleas and Rhododendrons in your garden? Do you ever think of cutting them for displaying inside of your home? My husband and I have both Azaleas and Rhododendrons on our property – at least nine of them. A few...

How To Keep Cut Tulips Standing Tall

I love tulips! I haven’t always, but over the years I’ve learned to love them, even though they tend to droop over not long after being cut. At least they did until last week! Don’t Forget To Prick Them With A Pin One of my neighbours dropped off a...

Delicious Brownies Made With Chickpeas

A friend recently introduced me to chocolate chip cookies made with chickpeas. They were so good I decided to try whipping up some brownies made with chickpeas. I also used some ground flax … but no flour. These delicious chickpea brownies are the result! They...