Helpful Tips

H2O Infusion

Glory Water Infusion
slice thin and add to 1 pitcher of water
1/2 english cucumber
1 lime peeled
1 branch of basil

Harmony Infusion
Slice thin the following ingredients
1/2 peeled orange
1/2 peeled lime
1/2 granny smith apple
add the leaves from 1 branch fresh basil
*makes 1 pitcher of water - approx. 8 cups water

Crisp and Clean
Slice thin the following ingredients
1/2 English cucumber
1/2 peeled lemon
1 small branch basil leaves

*makes one pitcher of water - approx. 8 cups water


Here are a couple of cooking tips. Click the links below to read the stories.

Make your chicken ahead of time so you can grab it at will before the fast food monster gets you.

Do a little prep when you first bring your food home and it will save you later on.


Fruit Fly Riddence Recipe
a little bit of apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. (I use a custard dish.)
a dash of liquid dish soap on the top of the vinegar
No need to stir. Just change it out when it gets cloudy in a couple of days.

The smell of the vinegar is highly attractive to their taste buds even when fresh produce is around. The dish soap makes them slippery so they can't get out. Ugh sounds inhumane to describe it but I don't want flies all over my food. My husband teases that I am cruel. But those little things are too hard to catch and release out doors and really he doesn't like flies either. I guess I can be the bad guy. :-)


The Dirty Dozen Plus & The Clean Fifteen for 2013
information taken from the Environmental Working Group

Produce highly recommended to use organically:
Apples, Celery, Cherry Tomatoes,Cucumbers, Grapes, Hot Peppers, Imported Nectarines, Peaches, Potatoes, Spinach, Strawberries, Sweet Bell Peppers, Kale, Collard Greens, Summer Squash, Zucchini

Produce safe to buy non-organically:
Asparagus, Avocados, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Sweet Corn, Eggplant, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Mangoes, Mushrooms, Onions, Papaya, Pineapple, Sweet Peas - frozen, Sweet Potatoes

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