In Case You Were Wondering About My Bees

They are doing great, thanks. And the honey is almost here....more

Your Beautiful Skin Starts From Within

There are a seemingly endless amount of beauty products on the market, all claiming to restore your skin to its youthful self....more

What I Learned From Dirt

I am practicing patience this week. Today a sunny, early spring day (we are off to a slow start in the notheast!), I headed straight to my garden. ...more
Your labor from your garden is worth it.more

What To Do When The Grocery Store Becomes Your Arch Enemy

Some people in my inner circle have caught me saying that I don't love grocery shopping ( I have, at times, used stronger words than that!).We talk about it because they don't love it either....more

March Madness (Snack Attack Part 2)

There is something that occurs every March at my house.  No, we are not all going crazy, though winter makes can make us feel that way.It is the lull between deep winter and true spring.  College basketball has begun....more

Teenage Snack Attack

My three teenagers are like eating machines.And sometimes turn into monsters when they get too hungry....more

Breathe In, Breathe Out

I got all Zen'd out (my made up slang word!)  this past weekend at Kripalau, a well known yoga retreat center in the Berkshire mountains, where I attended a nu...more

Getting Back On Track

This is the last time you will see me use the word winter, or a picture of the snow, until 2016. Promise!But, it's been a long winter for me.First, my back surgery in the fall (which went famously well by the way, it's just with any surgery, there is a time of forced slow down and recovery.  I clearly didn't like that!), the flu (I almost never get sick and I got the flu??), virtually drowning in snow, a touch of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder.  A lack of sunlight will do that. Not easy to get outside when it is 15 and snowing most days!)....more

My Adventure In Making Maple Syrup: Here Is What To Know About The Sweet Stuff

I think you know how I feel about sugar.Sugar contributes nothing to our bodies nutritionally, it raises our blood sugar, messes with inflammation in our bodies, zaps our energy, can make us feel crappy and even strung out if we eat too much of it....more

Winter Survival Cooking: Maple Cardamon Oatmeal

It is my childrens' third snow day.  For the last three Monday's my kids have been kept home because of blizzards, snow and today, a coating of ice so thick my car looks like a popsicle version of itself.  I might not be able to drive until spring.We are all deprived of precious sunlight.  A hint of grass under the snow would be a welcome sign that spring is on the way.  For now, though, it is a sea of white....more