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Crispy and Airy Gluten Free Waffles

This recipe came out of a need to replace the expensive gluten-free waffles our youngest eats. With Alistaire's food allergies it is very hard to find convenience items he can eat safely. Frozen waffles are easy to slide into the shopping cart, but run $3 to 4 (or more) per box, for 6 to 8… Continue reading Crispy and Airy Gluten Free Waffles

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Grinding Rice Flour

Grinding your own rice flour may not save you money in the end (although brown rice is very cheap, especially in larger quantities), but the end results are worth the effort. You will have a hearty fresh flour, that hasn't sat ground for months (or years) on the shelf. You can also easily source organic… Continue reading Grinding Rice Flour

DIY · Essential Oils · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Warming Oil For Winter

If you are like me, you probably have parts of your body that are never quite warm in winter, and often dry, from fabric rubbing against the skin constantly (sweater weather has some disadvantages). Fractionated coconut oil absorbs into the skin quickly and leaves your skin feeling great. Add in warming essential oils and you… Continue reading Warming Oil For Winter

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Natural Body Care

My latest book is now published: Natural Body Care: Recipes That Soothe The Skin It always feels real once the book is in your hands. This was a wonderful book to write and pull together. It sounds sappy, but this from my heart. It is what I loved doing and being able to share it… Continue reading Natural Body Care

DIY · Essential Oils

Mood Lifting Chamomile and Rosemary Room Spray

For the short winter days that are often dreary, so often a mood lifting is needed. A few spritz of chamomile and rosemary room spray, up into the air, can go far to encouraging a brighter mood. Less desire to nap? Maybe, as one day dreams of summer flowers outside. Mood Lifting Chamomile and Rosemary Room Spray… Continue reading Mood Lifting Chamomile and Rosemary Room Spray