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When Breastfeeding IS All About Me

I have shared an article from momaste before. Her articles on motherhood have been an inspiration.

Tonight she published an article about the ending of a special connection.

The time when a child starts to wean.

Check out her article by clicking the link below:

When Breastfeeding IS All About Me.



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Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Health, Motherhood


Garden Greens


So I am still recovering from the flu and finding myself dizzy and tired.  I have been paying extra careful attention to what I have been eating. For the past few days I have been making fresh salad from my organic garden.  I love the days of walking outside and picking tender leaves and herbs for a fresh delight.  My youngest son also likes to help pick the daily veggies!

I have been using a mix of the following ingredients from my organic garden:



Baby Swiss Chard, baby leaf lettuce, cilantro, basil, rosemary, mint, and/or radishes.  Radishes have been a new ingredient for me.  I have always had indigestion after eating them even though I love their bitter heat.  I have learned that if I pick them very young and grate only the white inside, then I can enjoy them without any nasty after effects.  I am so pleased to finally be able to enjoy them!


Some days I add fresh tomatoes, fresh organic eggs (from my chickens), canned fish, avocados, or strawberries.

The ingredients vary from day to day, but the freshness is everyday!  I love getting my greens straight from the garden.




Today I made a fresh rosemary and basil yeast-less focaccia bread and served my famous rosemary white bean soup.  It was a feast!  My husband was satisfied and the kids enjoyed the avocado and strawberries in their salad.

Let me know if you would like either of those recipes and I will post them as well.

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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Health


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Tomato Soup


While I was laying in bed with the flu I had a craving for tomato soup. I have fond memories of the school lunch line on days when tomato soup was served.  We would get a big bowl with grilled cheese sandwiches.  Granted, today I know that the soup was not very healthy and the ingredients in the sandwiches should not be consumed by anyone….but it is still a fond memory for me.

So I had a craving, but not for the traditional soup out of a can.  The recipe below came into being just from a few thoughts and cravings.  I must say it turned out really well and I will make it again.  Even my 16 month old liked the spiciness of the soup.  It can be served as a cold Gazpacho or as a nice hot and hearty soup.


Tomato Soup by Elizabeth:

1 kilo Romano tomatoes, ends cut off

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 large onion, chopped

2 inch piece of ginger, pealed and minced

2 celery stalks, cut and pealed

1 6 inch piece of rosemary


Put all ingredients in a stock pot, cover with filtered water.

Boil on high until the tomato skins start to peal off.

Make sure onions and celery are tender.

Remove tomato skins and rosemary.

Blend in batches or use stick blender to puree.

Add salt and pepper to taste.




Note: I prefer a good Himalayan rose salt and fresh cracked black pepper.

Serve warm or cold.

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Posted by on October 19, 2013 in Health


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