Nourishing Matcha Green Tea and Cacao Face Mask Recipe

One of my favorite things to do on a day off, is to dig through the kitchen in search of something with which to create a face mask. It might seem strange, but the kitchen is the perfect place to find nourishing, moisturizing, calming, collagen enhancing, detoxifying ingredients for your skin. After all, if it's good enough to put into your body, it should be good enough to put on the outside too. Today, I decided to look for something that would nourish and detoxify tired, dry Winter skin, and stimulate circulation at the same time. Matcha seemed like a great place to start. I recently purchased some matcha powder in an attempt to replace coffee...I'm still working on that one. But I lo

Fight Winter Colds with this Easy Fire Cider Recipe

This time of year, the weather bounces around from cold, to balmy, to chilly, and back to cold again which makes it difficult for our bodies to adjust to the climate. I don't know about you, but the constantly changing weather, for me, usually leads to sniffles and a sore throat.  That, left to it's own devices, will sometimes lead to the dreaded "F" word (flu, y'all). I'm not a big fan of taking cold medicine because I don't like that lethargic, fuzzy state that it leaves me in.  Plus, it's so much easier to preemptively fight a cold before it even hits. So I was ecstatic when I learned about  fire cider and how easy it is to make (not to mention that it tastes delicious too).  And all of t

Infused Maple Syrup

One of my favorite memories from childhood is of making pancakes with my mom on Sundays. My mother is a self-proclaimed "bad cook". But I don't know what she's talking about. She had five or six pretty solid go-to dishes when we were young, and was the queen of banana and zucchini bread. And her chocolate chip cookies...just yum! But I digress. Her Sunday morning pancakes were (and still are) the best. None of the fluffy buttermilk pancakes that came from a mix for our household. We had those thin, decadently eggy, Swedish pancakes. It was straight out of the Better Homes Cookbook. Sometimes we would have bacon or breakfast sausage, but we always had Funks Grove Maple Syrup. And I

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