Stinging Nettle – A Healing Powerhouse

  The Stinging Nettle  is a powerhouse both culinary as well as medicinal, that is often overlooked by the general public. Nettles or stinging nettles should be pre-cooked, unless you use them as a tea, and be handled with gloves at all times. The younger the leaves, the more tender the result, which will be …

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100 Healthy Snack Recipes Your Whole Family Will Love!

  I have written about the importance of adding raw foods to your diet before, but did you know that this can also apply to healthy snacking? Yes, I am talking about raw, healthy snacks, that are actually good for you, and your family, while tasting like heaven. Remember sneaking into the kitchen when you …

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Positive Thinking Strategies: “It Works” – A Book Review

  Title: It Works! The Famous Little Red Book That Makes Your Dreams Come True! Author: RHJ Publisher: Penguin Group Genre: New Age/Self-Help Rating: 4/5 Stars Are you interested in manifesting abundance in your life? Then you most likely have been directed toward this little book and might wonder what the hype is all about. …

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The Keepers: Ethan – Romance, Witches And Action – A Powerful Fantasy Novel With Heart

——- The following post contains affiliate links ——- Title: The Keepers: Ethan (The Keepers #3) Author: Rae Rivers Publisher: HarperCollins Genre: Paranormal Romance Release Date: April 7th, 2016 Rating: 5/5 Stars It is no secret that I am a Rae River’s fan. And her latest novel of the Keeper’s series: Ethan, only cemented that fact …

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The Billionaire’s Touch by J.S. Scott – A Book Review

Book Title: The Billionaire’s Touch (The Sinclairs Book 3) Author: J.S. Scott Publisher: Montlake Romance Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: March 22nd, 2016 Rating: 4/5 Stars Premise:  After a troubling childhood, wealthy Evan Sinclair likes his life orderly and controlled. He rarely gives in to spontaneous urges—until he begins a chance correspondence with a mystery woman …

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A To Z April Blogging Challenge Theme Reveal

Today, is the great theme reveal for next month’s A to Z Blogging Challenge! If you are asking yourself what I am talking about, then it is time for me to direct you toward the wonderful organizers of this month-long blogging event, that happens every year for more information. But if you want the condensed …

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Book Review: Girl Gone London – An American Girl’s Guide To Studying Abroad In London

(Disclaimer: A copy of this book was given to me by the Author free of charge, in return for an honest review. Opinions and experiences are completely my own) Title: Girl Gone London – An American Girl’s Guide To Studying Abroad In London Author: Girl Gone London Publishing Date: available now Available at: PayHip.com to download …

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R.I.P Dr. Wayne Dyer – You Will Be Missed

  The first introduction to PBS television (and American television in general), when I came to this country,  were the hour-long presentations to raise money for the channel. A warm, comforting individual named Dr. Wayne Dyer spoke to me from the screen, while I tried to adjust to a life in the US.  He left …

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Bay Leaf – An A to Z Challenge Blog Post

B – Bay Leaf There are two different types of bay leaves, the more narrow-leaved California, and the broader, more oval shaped Turkish version of the plant, the latter being the stronger one in flavor. Matches well with: beans, lentils tomatoes, soups, risotto and shellfish Healing properties: Infusions of this herb  can soothe the stomach, …

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Playing With Fire – A Haiku

burning on my tongue playing with fire, so much fun creative pleasure Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015 Speaking of fire and spices, I am happy to announce the pending  release my newest book, “Mixing Herbs – A Flavorful Guide To Creating Awesome Herb And Spice Mixes”, on April 2nd! It will be available on Amazon! …

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