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Oct 082014
 

This week at the Mansfield Farmer’s Market Naturally Persnickety Breads will have the following available for purchase: Fall Harvest Bread- A lovely combination of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, pecans, whole rye or wheat flour, lightly sweetened with organic sugar and Grade B maple syrup. It is wonderful lightly toasted with butter and jam [...]

May 192014
 
Cranberry Orange Bread

What flavor enhancer would I be putting in my precious breads? I promise it is all natural and tastes wonderful when used in baking.  Give up guessing? It is Orange Essential Oil! Orange oil has many uses around the house including uses for cleaning and aromatherapy. However one of my favorite uses is a flavor [...]

May 082014
 
The Importance of  Afternoon Tea with My Children

Afternoon tea commonly conjures images of Queen Elizabeth and Big Ben, for me at least. It is a very common English tradition that is not usually observed in the United States. However, I chose to introduce it to my children, and I think it has great benefit. The Benefits of Observing Afternoon Tea 1) The [...]

May 062014
 
Embracing Life's Necessary Hard Times

Hard times are all around us. We need to learn to embrace them because they are necessary. Nothing beautiful comes about without great challenges, pressure, and change. This is part of life and while it is not “fun” these times should be cherished for what they are – making you a better you. What qualifies [...]

Apr 022014
 
My Favorite Energy Drink

Energy drinks are everywhere today. Everyone walks around chugging them it seems. Red Bull, Amp these are just a couple of the most popular commercial ones. Not to mention the Venti espressos with extra shots of espresso. While I am definitely a huge coffee fan, I think this amount of caffeine is a little excessive. [...]

Mar 192014
 
Five Gentle Ways to Say No Thank You

Recently I wrote about my discovery of the root cause of my clutter. My inability to Say No has caused great stress in mine and my family’s lives. I realized I had to stop this, but how? I am not an abrupt person and even my kids say that the phrase “We’ll see” is this [...]

Mar 192014
 
My Life Altering Decision to Become a Minimalist and It's Repercussions

My living room looks like we are moving. This is not my idea of minimalism, but the result of my journey toward it that I would like to share with you. I hope that you will find some inspiration if you are decluttering your life. It’s not always an easy process and can be quite [...]

Mar 112014
 
The Toddler Leftover Diet

No, I haven’t lost my mind. The Toddler Leftover Diet is real. Yes, it’s mainstream. No, it’s not endorsed by any type of healthcare professional. However, if you have a toddler in your house you are on the Toddler Leftover Diet or some facsimile thereof. What is The Toddler Leftover Diet? Basically it is when [...]

Mar 102014
 
March Giveaway- Real Food Starter Kit- Enter Today to Win!

Recently I have really gotten into the traditional way of preserving foods. One of my favorite ways to preserve foods is to ferment them. Cultured foods traditionally uses either salt or whey to promote good bacteria to form to help protect fruits, vegetables, and beverages while giving you some healthy probiotics for your gut. Probiotics [...]

Mar 072014
 
The Easiest Sourdough Bread ever!

Do you have a sourdough starter ready to use but can’t find a simple recipe? Look no further. I have you covered!Last week I posted my how to make your starter and now we will use that starter to make delicious bread! Let’s get started. Items You Will Need: A large non-metal bowl preferably glass [...]

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