Author Archives: Carrie

Easy Chicken Shredding

Perhaps I am the last girl on the planet to learn this nifty trick, if so, be gentle in the comments! How many of you shred chicken? Whether we poach our chicken, grill our chicken or use a rotisserie chicken … Continue reading

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Homemade Pesto — Yeah, Baby!

Another first — I made homemade pesto last night!…and I mean the real deal, not a Knorr packet or some other such substitution with things in it that I struggle to pronounce.  (Don't get me wrong — I've made my … Continue reading

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Homemade Strawberry Syrup

It's strawberry season! I'm always looking for something new and yummy to do with the huge amount of strawberries in my fridge.  I love that Aldi has their strawberries for 99 cents a pint!  So…each time I go in, I … Continue reading

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Culturing Kefir

Ok, so have we established here that kefir is pretty good stuff to be eating on a daily basis?  Yes?  Good. Kefir's a living organism, so there are a few things to keep in mind before you get started — The … Continue reading

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I Can Can!

I DID IT!  Eons ago, I "helped" my mother can.  We canned green beans and tomatoes and peaches…and a myriad of things that I don't even remember.  She instilled a healthy fear in me of canning with a pressure cooker … Continue reading

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A Night of Blow-outs Where There Were No Tires

I am so very thankful for my health, and the health of my family.  When we hit a brief patch of illness, I am ever more thankful.  We hit one of those yesterday and last night.  Ugh. Little Bit, at … Continue reading

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Death Sucks

How does the saying go?  Ah, yes, two things you can always be certain of — death and taxes. We, in the United States, all face the latter on a daily basis.  We, in our household, faced the former last … Continue reading

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Planting Potatoes for the FIRST Time, Oh My…

What better time to plant potatoes than St. Patrick's Day?  I know, I know…potatoes originated somewhere else, but they certainly have a heydey in Ireland! So…this year, we planted potatoes…for the first time.  I was a little timid… so I … Continue reading

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You Can Make a Difference — Get Trained!

Each of us has been affected by trauma in some way, shape, or form.  Perhaps you've lost a loved one been in an accident lived through a hurricane or tornado experienced combat been the victim of some act of violence.  … Continue reading

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Kefir — Wonder Food

It's true. Kefir is a wonder food. "I wonder what kefir is!" "I wonder why in the heck someone would actually drink that!" "I wonder what good it will do my body today?" When I first heard about kefir, I … Continue reading

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