Yarrow To The Rescue

While washing dishes a few nights ago I accidentally bounced my best Rachel Ray knife off my index finger. Since my hands were warm from the dishwater, the cut bled like I’d just opened the valve to Old Faithful. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Like all cooks busy hacking and chopping, I’ve [...]

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Cream of Green Soup

What better way to say I Love You than with a fresh stinging nettle soup, right?  I thought so too. My husband had a cold and was a touch off his game, so this past Valentine’s day I decided to harvest the first crop of spring nettles, spinach and kale and make him a steaming bowl of Cream [...]

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Nine Things Your Nipples Wish You Knew About Them

1. When breastfeeding, don’t wash your nipples with soap! They have special ducts that secrete naturally lubricating, bacteria fighting oil. “What,” you say, “don’t wash?” No, of course hygiene is important, especially since bacteria and fungus thrive in dark, moist places like behind a breast pad. But rinsing and air drying with your regular daily [...]

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Drooling Over Seed Catalogs

I heard a robin singing last week. Not only that, little green stinging nettle plants and brave daffodil shoots are peeking out through the mud. And the raspberry plants have fresh new buds emerging from the dry, brown canes. That means two things that make my wee heart leap: It’s almost spring, and it’s seed catalog time! [...]

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