The Celiac Diaries – Post One

The Celiac Diaries-Post One

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I am 13 years old and I have Celiac disease.
Which means I have to eat gluten free.

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Celiac Disease – Real Life

Celiac Disease – It’s no Joke Folks

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I know now why I have put off this post for so long.. As soon as I sat down to start writing it this morning the tears started. This little journey of ours has not been easy, or pain free and quite honestly, at times I probably haven’t handled it as gracefully as I should have.. Though undoubtedly there are many  far more disastrous outcomes than what we are being faced with, the day to day trials are real… Our child is sick, and it sucks…

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Gluten Free Granola Recipe with Sprouted Buckwheat

Sprouted Buckwheat Gluten Free Granola Recipe

You guys.. Have you ever made granola before? Well I have not.. at least not until last week and let me tell you.. I don’t think I will buy store bought again! This gluten free granola recipe is too easy to pass up!  As you may know, my oldest daughter was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease…IMG_5796 Continue reading



Honey Oat Sandwich Bread

Easy and Wholesome Honey Oat Sandwich Bread

Honey oat bread has a lovely nutty yet sweet flavor and is absolutely my favorite yeast bread to bake at home. It has a wonderful texture and is a great beginners bread, as it is hearty, and very easy to make!

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Bulky Crochet Hat Pattern

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It has been one heck of a long, cold winter.. Whether you refer to it as the Polar Vortex, the Siberian Express or just wicked cold,  the result is the same.. the northeast has been in the middle of a major freeze and Northern Maine is in the midst of the coldest February in History! With another storm predicted for this weekend, I figured.. why not share a little pattern love! So Hunker down with some chunky yarn and a big fat crochet hook! My Bulky Crochet Hat Pattern is free for a limited time! This has been a best seller on my Etsy site for a while now, here is your chance to pick it up for free! Get your Knotty on! Continue reading



Inflammation Fighting Turmeric Tea

Inflammation Fighting Turmeric Tea

 

This literally saved my butt a couple of weeks ago! I drink this turmeric tea regularly to combat general inflammation, but recently I needed its power for something a little bigger! My husband and I had the amazing chance to spend a whole week together, without kids.. This is literally THE FIRST TIME this has happened since my oldest child was born (13 years ago)!! I was one excited momma! Low and behold, the week before we were supposed to leave all four kids got THE flu. … Continue reading



DIY Ranch Seasoning

Easy to make and easy to store, save a few bucks and skip the trip to the store with this easy DIY  Ranch Seasoning!

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DIY Ranch Seasoning Packet
 
Recipe type: Seasoning
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup dry buttermilk
  • 4 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 3 tsp. dried dill weed
  • 4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 tsp. onion powder
  • 4 tsp. dried onion flakes
  • 4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp. dried chives
  • 2 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. *You can easily leave out the buttermilk and just go for the blended spices. If you are choosing to use who dried spices, just zip them up in the food processor real quick! I store mine in the fridge in a Mason Jar!

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Grandmas Pie Crust

Alright y’all, in my opinion, everybody needs to know how to make the perfect homemade pie crust. This recipe, taught to me by my mom, and to her by my grandma is far easier than you can imagine, three ingredients and a little elbow grease is all you need, no fancy kitchen gadgets needed!

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The Slightly Naughty Hot Toddy

The original and a slightly adapted version

OK, Hot Whiskey for cold winter nights. Yes please! My mom has prepared this hot toddy recipe for my sister, father and I, and for whoever else may be feeling a bit down and fluish in her presence for years and years, well, at least since I could legally drink whisky of course 😉 Try one or two of these and it is sure to help to give you some relief. Jameson Irish Whisky is a smooth Irish Whiskey which lends itself easily to Hot Toddies, Irish Coffee’s and as a sipping Whiskey. I am a bit partial to the Jameson so in my humble opinion.. no… it may not be substituted!  I fully believe that it is part of the magic of this recipe!

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Plantain, the Amazingly Medicinal Yard Weed !

Episode 1 of Backyard Foraging: Wild Food

You don’t need to trek through the forest to forage and find edible plants. You will be amazed by how many of the everyday “weeds” you see each day are actually nutritious edibles! In this series I intend to forage my own backyard and outline the usage, storage and preparation guidelines for many of these backyard “weeds”, as well as their health benefits! Read on and enjoy!
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