Roasted Tomato Slices with Spinach and Cheese

Roasted Tomato Slices with Spinach and Cheese

Roasted Tomato Slices with Spinach and Cheese Marinate sliced tomatoes in balsamic vinegar for 5-6 hours. Bake at 350 until tender (usually 7-8 minutes). Sauté spinach with garlic and a pinch of Himalayan salt. Add spinach mixture on top of tomatoes. Sprinkle with chopped basil and your favorite cheese. Broil until cheese is golden brown...
Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes This is one of our favorites! 1 cup organic pumpkin 1 Tb coconut or palm oil 4 eggs, beaten 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup flour (I like to use einkorn flour by Young Living) 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt 1-2 tb organic maple syrup or honey (optional). (can substitute banana as sweetener) Blend ingredients and cook on skillet Can also add chia seeds or nuts for more protein  ...
Frankincense and Cancer – What You Need to Know About This Essential Oil

Frankincense and Cancer – What You Need to Know About This Essential Oil

Frankincense and Cancer – What You Need to Know About This Essential Oil Posted by: Ty Bollinger in Alternative Cancer Cures As they made their iconic trek from the Far East to witness the invaluable gift of the newborn King, the three wise men from the biblical account of the birth of Jesus came bearing their own gifts. One of them, frankincense, possesses a value much more significant than just a fragrant incense. It demonstrates powerful anti-cancer effects that even in modern times legitimize this precious oil as being truly fit for a king. The oil of frankincense has been used for thousands of years to quell disease-causing inflammation, support heightened immunity, and prevent dangerous infections. But many people remain unaware of the added cancer-fighting potential of this precious serum, which researchers from the University of Leicester in the UK (among others), have confirmed through rigorous scientific testing. Also known as boswellia, frankincense claims as part of its vast nutrient profile a unique compound known as acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid, or AKBA for short. Scientific tests have determined that AKBA is a sworn enemy of cancer. With funding from the government of Oman, researchers from the University of Leicester were able to uncover how frankincense may be a safe and effective remedy for women who suffer from ovarian cancer – one of the leading causes of cancer in women. Even in patients with late-stage ovarian cancer, which is exceedingly difficult to treat using conventional methods, the AKBA found in frankincense oil demonstrated clear efficacy. Here’s what Kamla Al-Salmani, lead author of the paper covering these findings and a PhD student at the...
Have You Ever Thought of Growing Your Own Garlic?

Have You Ever Thought of Growing Your Own Garlic?

If you hurry, there may still be time to plant garlic this year! Ideally, garlic is planted in the late fall well before the frost but I have been told that we can still plant it right now since we are having milder weather than usual.  I am very excited about planting fresh garlic. I have never planted it before. Separate garlic cloves right before planting. Leave paper-like cover on the cloves.           Harvest in late summer (more instructions will follow in the...
How One Man’s Vision Changed My Gardening Experience Forever!

How One Man’s Vision Changed My Gardening Experience Forever!

Thinking back, I would estimate that I have been an organic gardener for about 20 years. While I have always enjoyed having a garden so that I could grow my own vegetables, and I was very dedicated to composting and using other natural means to enrich the soil, I would have to admit that my overall gardening experience was filled with both joy and  a lot of frustration.  It didn’t take long for me to realize that if I didn’t stay on top of the ongoing weeding and watering, that possible disaster was right around the corner. Since I am a Realtor, and summers are often my busiest time of year, there were many days that I would come home to find that I had not watered my plants enough to withstand a hot sunny day and they were wilted and had little life left in them by the time I arrived home. I began to wonder if gardening was really worth all of the effort…. Then a few years ago, a friend shared with me the video “Back to Eden“. This video changed my life as a gardener forever! In the film, Paul Gautschi shares his techniques for using a thick protective ground cover mulch, like hay, wood chips or other organic materials to protect the plants, reduce the need for watering, enrich the soil and virtually eliminate weeding. While I had already been using many of his techniques, particularly in my flower gardens, his ideas gave me the confidence to make several changes that transformed my garden. I am now expanding my gardens and have the most...