What is a persimmon tree and why is it beneficial?

Persimmon

Persimmon trees are very common in our area. I was discussing them with a French friend (pre-pandemic). My comment was that either persimmon trees are incredibly productive or no one actually likes them. I usually see the trees laden with fruit to the point that branches are bending. Her answer was: yes, they are productive … Continue reading…

3 Recipes for Healthy Kitchen Design

Pantry

It’s that time of year again…. We’re about ready to put the grills away (a few more weeks) which makes me start thinking about cleaning and reorganizing my kitchen. I go through my pantry and cabinets trying to determine what I should keep. The pantry is easy – check dates and decide if a replacement … Continue reading…

Is it time for an Air Fryer?

French Fries

I don’t know. Mon mari is always a bit skeptical when I want to buy new toys, er, I mean essential cooking devices. To be fair I bought a pressure cooker about 5 years ago that I used 2 or 3 times before relegating it to the barn… It worked just like it was supposed … Continue reading…

Important Considerations Before Buying Grills

Our house has a barbecue problem. The front of the house, facing the lane, is fairly flat and quite well protected. On the end where the barn is there is a decent overhang that protects from rain. It’s a perfect place for the barbecue grill / grills. The only problem is that it’s miles from … Continue reading…

What to Eat to Improve Your Acne

How’s your skin? Mine’s pretty good, thanks. I only had minor problems as a teen and very minor problems as an adult but I know / have known a lot of people who are not so fortunate. I have heard all sorts of logical, believable, realistic treatments over the years as well as some truly … Continue reading…

Reasons to Eat a Handful Of Nuts Every Single Day

We used to eat snacks. I usually had pretzels or chips or little flavored crackers in the kitchen and we would both munch on something occasionally during the day. We, or at least, I, didn’t do it often and didn’t eat a lot. Still, over time, the effects were starting to be noticeable. Meandering into … Continue reading…