Preacher Drinks Fire Cider

Endless Search for Relief

Endless Search for Relief

It has been a while since the last time I wrote anything on any of my blogs and have been wondering what or even if I need to write anything.

Then the air conditioning wasn’t needed and the air outside was crisp enough I considered turning on the heat.  That was about as far as it went because the power company made enough off the AC so I wasn’t about to put the heat on yet.  At least not the power company heat.

I did find another use for fire cider. Not exactly another use but it was good, sort of funny but maybe I will have to pay for it later.  The preacher came by for a visit and wondered what the jars were that I have sitting on the counter.  I was so happy he asked!! (Insert Vincent Price laugh).

One jar is my kefir and I explained to him about active cultures, probiotics etc.  But, he seemed more interested in the other jar that had vegetable looking things floating in it.  That, I told him, is my weapon against the common cold and flu.  That is my Fire Cider. Continue reading


Aromatherapy Brings Tears To My Eyes

Grab A Tissue and Get Ready to Wipe Your Eyes

Aromatherapy Aid is good in many ways.  I’m willing to try just about anything to keep myself away from the doctor’s office.  Some of the concoctions have been pretty good and I’m thinking I’ll do as many of them on here as I can and include the recipes if there are any.

GreatBallsofFireThis recipe on Fire Cider looks like it would take a fire eater in a circus to try it.  It does “rank” with some of the good recipes I’ve tried.  When I say “rank” it is pretty potent.  It brings a little tear to the eyes when making it.  I had referenced this recipe in another article (Cold Weather Comfort) on this site and had promised to send it out to subscribers.

That was long enough ago that I’ll go ahead and put it on here too.

This is the one we use and family members wishing they could kill a cold a flu will thank you for it.  Mine did..!!  I lived long enough to hear it.  Even one of the grandkids takes my aromatherapy to school with her for “Plague preventative”.  That’s for another time coming up soon.  Now to the Fire Cider Recipe as follows so read on please:   Continue reading


Holiday Recipe That’s Heart Healthy

Holiday Food Ideas

Every time a holiday rolls around the search is on for something different.   I don’t know why but that’s what we do here.  The same old things we make each year such as my 5 lb fudge recipe or some call it $100,000 fudge are staples at Christmas.   Maybe rephrasing that from staples to traditional food that is expected from us each year.   I haven’t made $100,000 from it but can testify I’ve gained 5 lbs from eating things like it and haven’t heard any complaints about it either.   In the last few years I’ve changed from refined to raw sugar on a lot of things we cook to at least give the appearance of trying to get healthy.

In the search for recipes for this Christmas, I came across some watching the Food Network on TV to try for this holiday.  Since I’m committed to being extra healthy, for my sake and to set an example for my grand kids or anyone else that will listen, I also watch out for healthy stuff and hopefully it will be as good as the sugar junk we like.  The FN recipes I’ll save for later but the one I made yesterday definitely counts for being in the class of aromatherapy.  MMM it sure smelled good and if company shows up for more than their gifts they will get to try it.

Roasted TomatoesThis recipe I found in an email subscription and thought it sounded like something to try.   It was described as a heart healthy “Tapenade Recipe”. So, without a lot of extra fluff let’s get to the recipe. Time is near to get stuff ready and we don’t have time for a bunch of extra words.   Humbug on extra words.

The Tapenade Recipe is as follows:
2 cups of olives (green, pitted)
1 Tablespoon capers
2 anchovy filets
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/8 cup roasted tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic
3 Tablespoons minced fresh rosemary and thyme
2 Tablespoons of olive oil.

Put all of the ingredients except the olive oil in a food processor or blender. You want it a little chunky so don’t over process to the point of liquid. Just mix well, olives broken into little bitty chunks.
Add the olive oil slowly and try not to put too much in making it too oily.  The only link I put in was for the roasted tomatoes because you may be able to find all the ingredients at  your local grocery store.  If not try the link for my site Grocery Online .

Set it next to the cheese ball and crackers, don’t forget the eggnog and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.