Easy recipe for making your own delicious authentic horchata from tigernuts … Read More Traditional Horchata
My basic recipe is for chicken bone broth, but it can be adapted for beef (see Notes and Modifications). This recipe is for a 6-quart crockpot, so if you have an even larger one, you can adjust accordingly. Recipe is very flexible and forgiving so have fun experimenting. My crockpot is the 6-quart from KitchenAid and… Read More Val’s Bone Broth
My 17-year-old Manx Manny has been diagnosed with MRSA, much to my (and my vet’s) surprise. Three veterinary clinics have refused to take him for the week I’ll be away. What a nightmare!… Read More My Cat Has MRSA
A couple friends have asked me about making pickles, so I’ve decided to do a post. I only prepare pickles once a year when those beautiful pickling cukes come out in mid to late summer. I make enough to last all year! If you haven’t heard about the health benefits of fermenting your veggies this… Read More Val’s Naturally Fermented Pickles
I finally took some pictures of my kraut-making process. I apologize for the amateurish photos, but I was by myself and up to my elbows in vegetables–nevertheless, I think you’ll get the idea. For anyone who believes their kitchen isn’t big enough, this will show you that it IS possible, even if you live… Read More Val’s Naturally Fermented Veggies
I had a very interesting consult yesterday with a new doc, as my former doc is leaving the Hirsch Clinic for Integrative Medicine. This was a “transition” appointment that I expected to be a non-event…was I ever wrong! My new doc (actually, she’s a PA) is Anne Rhody. Anne has been caring for my mother… Read More MTHFR…WTF??