Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ground cherry tomato Salsa

  • 3 large red tomatoes
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup of ground cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onions
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 2 Chinese 5 color hot peppers
  • 1 lemon
  • cilantro (I didn't have any but this is usually an essential for my salsa!) 

Chop up the onion into very small pieces. Roughly chop up the large tomatoes. Add all other ingredients and blend. Salsa is ready to eat! Store in fridge. Store in jar. Be sure to shake before opening and serving, it tends to separate, especially with juicy fresh tomatoes. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Deviled Eggs

Ingredients - 
  • A dozen Eggs
  • 3 Tbsp Vegenaise
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp dill
  • Green onion tops
  • celery
  • Roasted paprika


Heat the eggs in a pot of water just covering the eggs. Bring to a boil, then let boil for two minute. Turn off the heat and cover for 10 minutes. Immediately place eggs in ice water. Once cool, peal and cut into half. Empty yokes into a bowl and mash with a fork. In another bowl combine the Vegenaise, dijon mustard, dill, green onion and celery. Be sure to chop the onion tops and celery into very small bits. Mix together well, then add to the mashed up yokes. Mix until smooth.  Add the mixture to a plastic sandwich bag and cut a small hole into the corner. Squirt enough yoke mix into each egg white. Top with paprika and it's ready to eat! Store in fridge. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Cucumber Salad

  • 5 Cucumbers
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 5 Tbsp Vegenaise
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vinigar


Slice the cucumbers into thin slices and lightly sprinkle with salt. (optional drain liquid from cucumber). Chop up the onion into very small pieces. Grind the sugar and add it to a bowl with the Vegenaise, dill, and  vinegar. Mix the sauce until well blended and add the red onion. Pour the mixture over the cucumber and mix in well. Let sit in fridge for at least half an hour. Lasts over a week in fridge. I usually keep adding fresh cucumber to the sauce so it lasts continuously.
The access sauce makes for a great salad dressing or sandwich dip.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Garden update & harvest 9/20/15

 9/20/15 - Lots of Ground cherry tomatoes
 9/20/15 -Red Russian kale
 9/20/15 - Dino kale and Swiss Chard
 9/20/15 - Dino kale and Chinese cabbage
 9/20/15 - Basil
  9/20/15 -Giant Green onions
  9/20/15 -Today's Harvest...Giant Green onions, Ground Cherry tomatoes, Gold Berries tomatoes, 8 tomatoes and basil
 9/20/15 - Plenty of Giant Green onions

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Garden update & Harvest 9/9/15

9/9/15 - garden update...Basil in abundance
9/9/15 - garden update...Basil in abundance and the leaves got big with all the rain!

9/9/15 - garden update...Overflowing amount of Red Russian kale...I over estimated how much I would use!
9/9/15 - garden update...Dino kale and Chinese Cabbages
9/9/15 - garden update...Curled Scotch kale and Swiss Chard
9/9/15 - garden update...peppers
9/9/15 - garden update...Basil in abundance, and giant green onioons
9/9/15 - garden update...Strawberries
9/9/15 - garden update...Swiss Chard and Dino Kale
9/9/15 - garden update...Red Russian kale
9/9/15 - garden update...Ground Cherry tomatoes
9/9/15 - garden update...Today's harvest
9/9/15 - garden update... Today's harvest...3 large peppers 5 chili peppers, cherry tomatoes, ground cherry tomatoes and big bag of Basil. And the one strawberry that survived the trip home...others in my belly
9/9/15 - Basil Dehydrating
9/9/15 - Basil filled 4 dehydrating trays. Fresh dried basil for Autumn soups
 9/9/15 - Basil...17hrs later
 9/9/15 - Basil filled up a nice small basil jar

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Boost Health by Massaging This Accupressure Ear Point

People around the world are constantly searching for alternative and natural ways to help treat their health conditions and disorders. They don’t want to have to rely on modern health options that usually involve harsh, expensive pharmaceuticals, which often have even worse side effects than their actual issue. Many people end up turning to homeopathic remedies in an effort to naturally balance and heal their bodies, as well as their minds. One of the most popular and effective treatment methods is hands down auricular acupuncture. It’s an easy, all natural way to help treat a variety of health issues and people have found that by using the simple techniques associated with it they could dramatically relieve pain and discomfort associated with many common ailments.

The treatment is similar to reflexology, which is the stimulation of a reflex point to relieve and help regulate abnormalities between different body parts. However, with auricular acupuncture different parts of the ear are stimulated either manually by pressing finger tips on certain points, or by using very short and thin acupuncture needles.

The most commonly used location stimulated on the ear is the Shen Men point, which in Chinese means “heavenly gate.” The Shen Men point is located in the apex of the triangular fossa of the ear, which is in the upper mid-center part, above the opening of the ear canal and the surrounding folds. This is the most active treatment point and can be used to treat stress, anxiety, allergies, headaches, addictions, inflammatory diseases, depression, pain disorders, and more.

The Shen Men acupressure point that you can stimulate on your own is explained and covered in the video. Michael Reed Gach shows you how to locate the exact area on the ear, and demonstrates how you should hold your fingers on the points. Massage the points by rotating your fingertips and applying a bit of pressure for at least a minute or longer each time you do it. He suggests massaging them at least once or twice a day to help enhance your bodies overall energy flow. Doing this will help to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, lessen addictions or cravings, and result in better overall body health.

The treatment is incredibly simple, easy to do, and can be done anywhere at anytime. You have nothing to lose and potentially lots to gain by massaging the Shen Men point. Try it today and pass this along to others to help them find comfort and better health in their own lives!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Garden harvest 9/6/15

 9/6/15 - Today's harvest - cherry tomatoes, 3 tomatoes, ground cherry tomatoes, 2 little red onions and a beet
9/6/15 - Today's harvest - Dino kale, Curled Scotch kale and Swiss Chard