get prepared for trick or treaters

We all know Halloween candy has been out for a month,

but do you really want to eat that stuff?

Quality is better than quantity here.

I’ve found all kinds of good options for

your trick or treaters this year.

licorice bars

sour beans

lollipops big and small

ginger chews

blueberry licorice

gummy bears

This is the kind of candy you’ll feel good about eating.


weekly meal plan #46 pumpkin week

how does your garden grow

I’m getting the first freeze of the year tonight,

but that doesn’t mean it’s time to quit growing!

I love all the fall vegetables and all the ways to eat them.

Roasted broccoli, brussel sprouts and bacon,

cauliflower steaks, pumpkin custard,

spinach and kale salads, sweet potatoes

and lots of cabbage in chow mein..


I’m getting hungry.

I always use a garden planner like SmartGardener because it tells me what to do when,

and it’s usually only a little bit at a time.

It’s totally managable.

If you haven’t tried SmartGardener yet, you really should! It’ll make gardening enjoyable for you!

how to get rid of super eye bugs

At this point, we’re all very aware that the cause

behind the epidemics of super bugs is antibiotics.

The germs are getting stronger and immune.

So the simple way to stop them is to not use antibiotics.

When you do get sick, you can choose to try something else.

Sometimes you have to try more than one, but eventually,

you find something that works.

The start of school always creates a slew of new bugs.

I have been plagued by one for a few weeks.

It’s an eye infection bug.

What to do?

Well, here are some good options. Use whatever you have first.

I am trying colloidal silver first because I know it’s strong,

and I have it.

  1. Salt water
  2. Green tea
  3. Aloe vera gel
  4. Tumeric
  5. Red raspberry
  6. Honey
  7. Chamomile
  8. Breastmilk
  9. Tulsi
  10. Neem oil
  11. Colloidal silver
  12. Ginkgo biloba
  13. Sarsaparilla
  14. Chickweed
  15. Eyebright & goldenseal
  16. Mullein leaves, red raspberry leaves, golden seal, slippery elm, lobelia and marshmallow root

cattail moonshine pt 2

Today I’m sharing more medical knowledge from the book

Cattail Moonshine & Milkweed Medicine.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, this is a fraction of

the good information mixed with beautiful artwork in the book.

It’s one of the prettiest books I’ve seen!

Echinacea-immune system, poison, wounds, headaches

Elderberry-cold, flu, cough, fever, stomach, intestinal cramping, Vit A & C, strep, ecoli, cancer, bug repellent

Gooseberries & currants– throat, eyewash, Vit C, circulatory, liver, cancer, skin, joints, PMS

Hawthorn-leaves & flowers edible, heart tonic, diuretic, lower LDL

Hibiscus-rash, Vit C, lowers blood pressure

Hickory– headaches, bug repellent, rheumatoid, syrup

Horse Chestnut (buckeye)- fevers, joint pain, diarrhea, dysentery, malaria, vascular, flour

Horsetail-mineral rich

Maple-sore throat, poison antidote, wounds, measles, menstrual, food syrup, antibacterial anti diabetic, anti cancer, minerals

Mesquite-high in sugar, protein, calcium, iron,syrup, flour

Mexican cacao-wounds, snakebites, anti inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, antibiotic, lower blood pressure. heart disease

Milkweed-latex wart removal, eyewash, snow blindness, pleurisy, heart, emetic, poising

Nettles-whole body tonic, digestion, allergies, respiratory, skin, blood, prostate, muscle joint pain, arthritis, stomach, childbirth

North American Mint– cramping, antiseptic, stimulant, decongestant, hiccups, toothache, fevers, headaches, breath, colic

Oak-acorns food

Panic grass-grain food and mushroom medium

Passionflower-sleep, stress, anxiety, pain, cuts, bruises, sedative

Persimmon-diarrhea, warts, thrush, heartburn

Pine-expectorant, wounds, splinter cactus removal, Vit C

Prickly pear & cholla-food, Vit C

Raspberry & Blackberry-food, diarrhea, throat, whole body, reproductive

Saw palmetto-enlarged prostate, nocturia (excessive night urination),

Spruce-chewing gum, Vit C, burns, wounds, muscle pain

Squash-food, oil, diuretic, prostate, parasites, burns, sores, boils, laxative

Sunflower-wounds, fatigue, respiratory, warts, food, oil, protein

Valerian-sedative, pain, migraines

Walnuts-anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, food, heart, bones, fiber, brain

Wild rice-food, stomach pain burns

Wild rose-diarrhea, throats, skin, eyes, zinc, Vit C

Wild yam-colic, menstrual cramps, childbirth, aphrodisiac, intestinal pain, arthritis, IBS, fungal, yeast infections, early birth control

Willow-pain, inflammation, spasms, aspirin, blood thinner

Witch hazel-food, finding water, astringent, skin protectant, analgesic, antiviral, sores, inflammation, rashes, psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, insect bites, hemorrhoids

Yew-birth control, arthritis, tuberculosis, kidney, wounds, ovarian & breast cancer

Yucca-soap, joint pain, laxative

weekly meal plan #45

I am so excited to include more fall foods this week!

I’m also making some of my favorite foods.

You’ll get to know me better.


peach brie prosciutto whole wheat puff pastry tart

shrimp tacos

charcuterie board

chai donuts


pumpkin choco breakfast cookies

roasted pumpkin & peach salad

smoky red beans and rice


egg sweet potato toast

potsticker noodle bowl

venison bourguignon +salad


chicken apple sausage sweet potato hash

roasted pumpkin & peach salad



pumpkin choco breakfast cookies

pumpkin grilled cheese paninis

pasta carbonara + salad


chicken apple sausage sweet potato hash

potsticker noodle bowl

pizza waffle fries + salad

chocolate tart


bacon egg cheese sriracha honey whole wheat biscuit

pumpkin grilled cheese paninis

grilled skirt steak gyros

apple cider cake