Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Herbarium - Get a Full Year of Botanical information for $39.99 before Nov 30th

Looking for an inexpensive way to learn about the healing properties of herbs? The Herbarium at Hane is a wonderful place to research herbs and healing tinctures for only $39.99 until November 30th click the link at the top left side of the page & save., (use coupon code GIVETHANKS) to receive this discounted price. .  so sign up now or the rate goes up to $45.00 per year after 11/30
What a beautiful website for those with an interest in Herbology. It is truly a magnificent source for healing information that will serve you for years to come. Ah, to be an inspired Herbalist! How exciting.
Enjoy your walk through this wonderful place and have a Happy Thanksgiving
Many blessings

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gluten Free Easy Cranberry Walnut Pie

Easy Cranberry Walnut Pie

Ingredients
Cranberry Filling:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water water
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries, tightly packed, fresh or previously frozen
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
Oatmeal Crust/Topping
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour or gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup uncooked oatmeal
To make cranberry filling:  Mix together sugar and cornstarch (to avoid lumps).  Add all ingredients except walnuts and extract to a heavy bottom sauce pan.  Cook until cranberries have popped and mixture starts to thicken.  Remove from heat and stir in walnuts and almond extract. Set aside and allow to cool while prepping the crust.
Easy Cranberry Walnut Pie
Chopping walnuts
Cranberry Walnut Filling for Easy Cranberry Walnut Pie

To make oatmeal dough:  Sift together flour, salt and sugar; cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add oatmeal and mix thoroughly. Pat 2/3rds of the dough in an ungreased 9 inch pie pan, patting evenly up the sides and on the bottom to create the crust.  Spread cranberry filling over crust.  Sprinkle top with remaining dough for a streusel effect.
Bake at 350°F until lightly browned (approximately 45-50 minutes).
Cool and slice.  Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.  Makes 8 servings.


Give credit for this awesome gluten free pie to Commonsense Homesteading


In an effort to bring you both holistic living , clean non-GMO & gluten free recipes I will continue to post all of the above for you to use and enjoy
Thank you for visiting and Merry Winter Holidays to you,


Many blessings. . .

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving 2014
Time to Give Thanks for the wonder in your life. . .
Is it your reality to Give Thanks only one day a year?
Traditionally it's a day that family and close friends, loved ones gather together to share a meal and we are grateful to have these people in our lives and eat the traditional Turkey/Ham dinner, both in some households.
But is that the only day of the year that you sit back to relax & dwell on the things that you are grateful for? I actually know some people like that.
I am grateful and live in gratitude every single day of my life. It is part of my daily ritual per say, to reflect on my day and to be grateful for every encounter I had that day. Some days there are only a few things I could actually say thank you for the ____ in my life but even the difficult things should be acknowledged as there is a silver lining in every dark cloud. Dark clouds help us to realize on a daily basis how much wonder there is to be seen through our eyes, the windows to our souls. Everyday is yet another day to learn and grow and we should always be grateful cause it could have always been worse. When I lay down at night and count my blessings I always acknowledge everything and everyone, good, bad or indifferent and know that even in the slightest way that it made a difference in my life.
I like to slam Monsanto on my Facebook page. But in turn I am thankful that I can slam them and that even if one person read one of the posts that maybe I got through to just one person, I have accomplished a good deed for the day. To contribute to and spread the word on the poisons being feed to the people of America, if I can change one persons mind about eating organic and taking care of their families as we were intended to live, free from chemicals, then I did a good thing. I am blessed for the opportunity to be allowed to speak my beliefs and concerns for others and for that I am grateful.
We are all blessed and could use a little more gratitude in our lives so share it this holiday season, let the people you love know that you are grateful for their presence in your life and enjoy this wonderful day Thanksgiving.
I've added a link to the bottom of my page for Black Friday specials at Amazon so check them out for holiday gift giving made easy
Thank you for being part of my little world
Many blessings. . .
With Gratitude,


Penny

Saturday, October 25, 2014

GMO'S and Celiac Disease

Celiac disease -- also known as celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy -- is a digestive and autoimmune disorder that results in damage to the lining of the small intestine when foods with gluten are eaten. Gluten is a form of protein found in some grains. The damage to the intestine makes it hard for the body to absorb nutrients, especially fat, calcium, iron, and folate.


I made an omelet last night with red peppers and onions that my room mate grew in his garden.
Not paying attention to the fact that he did not plant Organic Vegetable plants, it stupidly used them. Today all I can taste are the trace chemicals that lined the beautiful walls of what looked like wholesome plant life and I'm sick to my stomach.


Do I have to tell you that the indigestion that I suffered from this omelet was almost more than I could bear. Luckily I had some Ginger & Lemon Kombutcha to drink to ease the discomfort but the bottom line is that because I trusted our government like all Americans have, I ended up having to live my life in pain and discomfort as my digestive system can no longer process the pesticides in the GMO vegetables.


You see it's not just about gluten in the wheat any more. Wheat has been so genetically altered  and broken down that the body can no longer tolerate and process the poisons any longer.


I have been posting Kill Monsanto on facebook so much that my friends are starting to disown me as they just will not see the damage that this stuff is doing to our families. Baby formula, something you trust is safe for your newborn child is being made with GMO soy and other products which cause not only celiac but cancer. When will the people of America wake up and begin to fight back. Maybe after they stop their high intake of fluoride and bottled water. I could go on here forever but please do a service for yourself and your families. Get off of the commercially grown food and start sourcing organic food and grass feed meat for your regular diets before it's too late for you as well


With that being said. . .
many blessings to you

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