Marinade-Cook-Freeze-Thaw-Eat Chicken

Marinade-Cook-Freeze-Thaw-Eat Chicken

Four years ago when I had to make drastic changes to my diet, I started trying to figure out how I could simplify my eating. Part of the problem was that I discovered that whenever I needed something quick, I hardly had any options.  My issue was that I was trying to eat healthy AND be frugal at the same time. Healthy by cooking at home, which helped me to keep certain ingredients out that I didn’t want or couldn’t eat. Frugal,...

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Celebrating with Light During the Darkest Months

Celebrating with Light During the Darkest Months

As a child my favorite holiday was Christmas. It wasn’t the Christmas gifts and Santa, but truly, it was the fuzzy feeling I got in preparation for the holidays. My sister and I would watch our aunt start with few traditional decorations, long before December and the decorations were really simple. Even during my elementary and middle school years, there was one tradition which I grew to love, and since then, I have tried to keep this custom...

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Just in these past couple of months, I have been in touch with friends and family members, whose lives  have been turned upside down in a very short period of time. Some of them have and are going thru life changing events, while others are going thru some rough patches that hopefully will get better. Either way, these are some hard challenges such as illnesses, death, abuse, dysfunctional relationships and job loss. My heart has been broken...

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Winterizing Your Yard

Winterizing Your Yard

My favorite time of the year is Spring, when everything comes to life. Spring is awesome, even though I know perfectly well, every season has its own beauty and benefits. That may be the case, but putting all my plants, especially my flowers to bed in the late Fall is really hard for me. I realize that probably my over the top excitement of Spring is due to my longing of my colorful flowers and tasty fresh vegetables, after a long Winter.  ...

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Simple Horticulture

Simple Horticulture

I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday about gardening. She approached me regarding her yard and the care she needed to give to it. She expressed few thoughts and frustrations that she had with gardening and basic plant knowledge. Her need was simple instructions on how to take care of her yard, and also how to make it more attractive yet functional. I got a bit anxious and felt I needed to teach her everything I have learned so far,...

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Drought Tolerant Perennials

Drought Tolerant Perennials

I know we are heading to winter right now, but when it comes to gardening, it is never to early to plan and dream. I want to share a list of some of my favorite drought and heat tolerant perennials. Some of these perennials (plants/flowers that come back year after year – in the correct zone) do actually better under these difficult circumstances, because they are native to drier and hotter conditions. As a bonus they are also low...

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