Posts Tagged: vitamin c

Fresh and Raw Cranberry Relish

One of my favorite foods arrives in mid-fall: cranberries!  They are loaded with vitamin C, flavor and a host of ways to enjoy them. This relish is easy to prepare and abides as a staple in my November refrigerator.   FRESH AND RAW CRANBERRY RELISH 1 – 12 oz package fresh cranberries 1 organic orange,… Read more »

Plant Talk: Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle

My favorite medicinal herb is Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica).*  It has many uses for health and wellness. and loves to impart its versatility as a recipe ingredient in the kitchen! Historical: “The sting of the Nettle is but nothing compared to the pains that it heals” from Lelord Kordels’ “Natural Folk Remedies” Earliest uses –… Read more »

UTIs (Bladder Infections) Are Awful. Here’s Help.

Urinary tract infections (aka cystitis and bladder infections), are really a pain.  Literally.  While women are more likely to contract this type of infection, men can get them too.  But, Ladies first!  The guys will get their own post with suggested remedies. Do You Have a UTI? The symptoms of a bladder infection vary depending on… Read more »

The Sweet Benefits of Cranberry Concentrate…and How to Make It.

Cranberries are a wonder drug.  I mean, food.  They provide many necessary benefits to our bodies: Boost immunity with their high antioxidant levels Promote and maintain bladder and kidney health Help relieve stress and lift dipping moods Support brain function and boost memory, similar to cilantro Aid in keeping heart disease at bay Assist in… Read more »

Getting Well, Naturally

I am so thankful to be well – and maintaining it – after that horrific spell in October.  Alleluia! Several people have asked me how I got well from the crud.  Just as there wasn’t only one ‘why’ I got sick, there was an entire battalion of remedies and practices that brought me back to… Read more »

Kareen’s Kale Salad

Kale is busting out all over (sing to the tune of “June is busting out all over.”) in gardens and farmers markets now.  There are so many ways to enjoy this ; I suggest you play around and discover your favorite ways to enjoy it and give it regular appearances in meals and snacks.  It… Read more »

It’s Berry Season!

Happy berry season!  I’m just back from picking more than 5 lbs. of blueberries at my local patch and what a crop!  The bushes are loaded with large, perfectly ripe and ready-to-eat globes of purpley-blue bliss.  This is the most abundance I’ve seen in this field throughout the 5 years I’ve been picking there. Why… Read more »