scrambled eggs are topped with sauerkraut and chopped tomato

The Probiotics of Sauerkraut

When we eat fermented cabbage, we are eating microorganisms in large numbers. The particular strains of microorganisms fed by cabbage have been found beneficial to human health.

Caulif;ower is served with crispy bread crumb coating.

Panko-Crusted Roast Cauliflower

The seasonings and bread crumbs add so much an otherwise kind of bland veggie that it can actually make a meatless meal by adding soft flour tortillas, easy coleslaw, and your favorite hot sauce or guacamole.

If We Can’t Save The Earth From Climate Change, Maybe Nature Can

I don’t normally watch Nature on PBS but having just finished The Invention of Nature, and being laid up due to some dental issues, I decided to give the episode “The Serengeti Rules” a go.

Glad I did.

A well organized kitchen including pots hanging from a rack over the stove.

Death Cleaning Is A Real Thing

The concept of Death Cleaning, or getting rid of junk as made popular by the minimalist movement, can offer peace and serenity.

Van Gogh self-portrait in straw hat done in 1889

Van Gogh in America: You Should Gogh to Detroit

I was surprised at how extensive the show is, and how well-oiled the procedures are at the museum. You have ample time and space to view everything for as long as you like.

Updating a 1960’s Garden: Flower Borders Poolside

My gardening efforts have focused on updating the flower beds around the backyard swimming pool and fence. These beds haven’t been changed since the pool was added.

Red clapboard and a white picket fence surround the candy shop

Miss Candy and The Red Berry Candy Shop in Madison, Ohio: A Sweet Stop off Interstate 90

My brother was amazed at the selection of candies on display. He swore that any candy you could think of from our childhood was in stock. Bottle Caps, Runts, Lemonheads, Mallo Cups, Garbage Pail Kids, Bazooka bubble gum – you name it, Miss Candy had it.

Dad and Mom with baby.

Your Eldest Daughter Is the Female Version of Her Father

Thank you, Dad. We’re grateful to have you as our first and best teacher.

You Can Transplant Spring-blooming Bulbs Year Round

Transplanting spring-blooming bulbs at any time of year is possible. Although we’ve been trained by…

purple, yellow, pink, and blue watercolor painting of Easter eggs

Egg Hunts for Easter That Are Fun and Free

As Kara got older, her creativity blossomed. She devised an egg hunt where coupons redeemable for specific prizes were in the eggs instead of the prizes themselves.

Such a smart girl!

Zucchini fries come out of oven crispy and browned

Stan’s Baked Zucchini “Fries”

Calling these veggies “fries” also makes them attractive to kids and means you may be able to get your little ones to give them a try.

Roasted vegetables served over rice and drizzled with sunflower butter dressing

Roasted Vegetables and Rice Is a MIND Diet Home Run

Roasted vegetables and rice for dinner fits with one of our 2022 goals: Eat More…

A covered casserole dish is perfect for beef pot roast.

Braised Meats on the Winter Menu

The meat is cooked in the liquid in a covered casserole dish or Dutch oven under low heat for several hours. As the liquid is absorbed by the meat and reduced, you end up with a succulent dish with complex flavors.

Thumbprint cookies filled with pink cherry frosting

Thumbprint Cookies Make Your Christmas Tray Classic

Introduce your family to the flavors of classic Christmas cookies by including these thumbprint gems on your holiday cookie platter.

A gingerbread man ornament appears to be running away from the cookie cutter

Do You Need A Break From Another Hallmark Christmas?

Here are a few picks that will liven up your holiday viewing without giving you that sickly sweet feeling in your stomach or general numbness in your brain.