Food As Medicine
But it's also much more than that.
Caring for your Feet
Daily Foot Care:
- Foot Powder - using the right foot powder daily helps to keep your feet dry and your shoes smelling fresh. Sprinkle in socks or shoes before wearing.
- Moisturize - Keeping feet moisturized helps dry heels from cracking. Use moisturizer on the tops and bottoms of your feet to help skin stay supple.
- Properly Fitting Shoes - The right fit will support your feet without being too tight. Don't try to squeeze into a shoe that's too tight.
- Elevate your legs- raising your feet / legs for even 10 minutes helps to relieve pressure...and it forces us to slow down for a little while.
and comfort while providing an effective blend of odor
reducing essential oils.
Every batch is triple sifted to a silky smooth texture.
Feels great on feet, sprinkled in shoes or socks.
Click here to try it for yourself.
Making a Great All Natural Foot Powder
The making of an all natural foot powder begins 'out there' ... in the woods,
where nature has already perfected its earthen magic
with ingredients from soothing plants, rich minerals,
and nourishing roots...No Talc, No Cornstarch
We gather these botanical ingredients together and
blend them to smooth perfection...
With our triple-sifted process for the dreamiest result you can imagine!
To help you find your Happy Feet...
So you can run, dance, walk and play with wild abandon (it's up to you)
Our special blend of botanical powders helps to soothe tired feet without talc or corn-starch
Wicks away moisture while providing silky powdered support for sensitive feet
Helps to reduce odor with our proprietary blend of sage, tea tree, eucalyptus, green tea, and myrrh
Triple sifting delivers exceptional silkiness - like stepping into a soft pillow
Your feet will thank you !!!
Elderberry Syrup - A Recipe for Winter Wellness
The Ultimate Comfort Food
The Ultimate Comfort Food (other than Chocolate)
Community events can be so much fun.
Our local library had a special celebration this past Sunday complete with musicians, stand-up comics, our gorgeous restored vintage red fire truck, the usual Hot Dog van, face painting, prizes, and all of that neighborhood goodness.
Being an avid reader, I spied the Books-for-Sale cart on the Library’s front porch. Hmmm. There are never too many books.
Right there, on the top shelf, staring me right in the face. A book about my favorite comfort food of all time.
POTATOS. Or, rather, a cookbook full of Potato recipes.
No time to waste. I snapped it up in a flash… just as I heard someone else say “OOH, a Potato Cookbook. I wish I’d seen that”.
Since I’ve already got all of the lovely Chocolate Recipes I could possibly want, this was easy pickins.
Just flipping through its pages, brings a certain sense of homey warmth… The inner suggestion of melted butter.
I don’t care whether it’s Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall. I love Potato anytime of the year. Hot. Cold. French Fried. Scalloped. Julienne. Garlic mashed. Roasted…..
(this kind of reminds me of the ‘Shrimp Gumbo” scene in Forest Gump – anyone remember that classic?)
What’s your favorite food?
Sage Advice –
Sage (salvia officinalis) is such a wonderful herb and spice!
Its slender leaves are softly scented - even before it’s cooked or used in any way in the kitchen. It makes a lovely little plant and can easily be grown indoors. If you decide to grow sage, and keep it as a kitchen herb, you will always have a bit on hand when needed.
Of course, we’re all familiar with sprinkling dried or fresh sage on savory dishes. But did you know it has several other uses?
Try Sage tea: You may be surprised at the mild flavor of sage tea. Take about 1 full teaspoon of the dried herb in a cup of boiling water. Of course, you can use several leaves of the fresh herb as well. Let it steep for several minutes and enjoy. Try it with a bit of lemon and honey if you prefer sweet beverages. I find it’s quite calming at the end of a long stressful day.
Steam: Sage steam is worth a try, too. A quick and easy way to enjoy the steam is to prepare a cup of sage tea and as your tea is steeping, inhale sage’s soft aroma for a few moments and let your mind wander. Sage seems to have a way of comforting ruffled feathers. When the tea has cooled enough to drink, enjoy!
Dental issues: Sage is somewhat astringent. It can be helpful with inflamed, painful or bleeding gums. Some people enjoy placing the fresh leaf directly on the irritated area – or chew the fresh leaf. Another way of getting the benefit from sage is to swish the tea as you would with a mouthwash.
Skin and hair: Sage has been used in shampoo and haircare preparations for ages. It is said to stimulate the scalp and provides an effective cleanse for your hair. Prepare as you would for tea. When the liquid has cooled enough, use as a rinse after shampooing. Condition as normal.