Delicious Gluten Free Bread ~ a basic recipe + more


It was on a beach in Mexico, under a palapa, when I finally settled down to read “The Wheat Belly” book, by cardiologist William Davis, M.D. This isn’t a book review but I do recommend this book. The first chapters talk about wheat; plain and simple and all of the ‘genetic changes’ throughout the last […]

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Easy to make Herbal Vinegars


HARVEST time. For those with an herb garden, we’ve been enjoying our green allies in meals all summer. I tend to harvest for medicines from spring through fall, but definitely August is prime time, the garden’s bounty (or that of our local markets) makes me think about just how to preserve my herbal goodness for […]

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SPELT ~ ancient grain + wheat alternative


I remember the first time I enjoyed Spelt kernels in a dish. It was in Tuscany and it was love at first bite! It’s not always easy to find these tasty little spelt kernels or berries as they are sometimes called.  I did, though at one of my favourite health food stores, and it’s always a […]

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Anti-Allergy Foods


Are your ALLERGIES aggravating you? If you’re like many, this allergy season, you have stocked up on your favourite allergy medication and manage to control symptoms with the recommended daily dose of  ‘chemical’ help.  Allergy meds, like all pharmaceuticals, come with a wide variety of side effects** and have an affect upon the liver, over […]

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Allergies 101


This year, after a very unusual winter, it has been reported that allergy ‘season’ will arrive early AND will possibly cause more difficulty than normal for the many who ‘suffer with allergies’. SPRING can mean different things to different folks. For me? Renewal and a chance to go and forage for new Spring wild greens! […]

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Turmeric & Ginger ~ Married and oh so Yummy!

Turmeric + Ginger roots

In honour of “perfect pairings”, here’s an idea from MOTHER NATURE ! I LOVE THIS combination.    Two of my favourite herbs! There has been a lot in the news lately about the amazing healing properties of turmeric, a free-radical-fighting antioxidant-rich curry spice that has been hailed as a defense against both cancer and Alzheimer’s. […]

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