Helpful Kitchen tips

10 Kitchen Tips From My Great-Grandmother

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This is a post from September, 2014 – Because so many of you enjoyed the recent post Tips For Your Household From my Great-Grandmother, I wanted to repost this one for anyone who may have missed it. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

I was blessed as a child and, as children do, I took it for granted. I not only knew my maternal and paternal grandparents, but I knew my mother’s grandparents (my grandmother’s parents) and one of my paternal great-grandmothers, Grandma Ellzey, she is the one who named me.

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DIY Dish Soap Recipe That Really WORKS!

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I have to admit, this recipe was my Achilles heel. I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve tried, all claiming to be the one homemade recipe that really worked. All ended up the same way, colossal failures. Well, I am here to tell you, you can look no further. I’m giving you my tried and…

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What’s The Difference In Types of Salt?

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I seem to be getting this question a lot lately, “What is the difference in the types of salt?”

In the media filled world we live in, it can be hard to find a true answer to this question. One source will say refined table salt is fine as long as you don’t over indulge. Another will point to research and history revealing the health benefits of real salt.

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Is Coffee Good For You?

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Being coffee lovers, we’re interested in the way coffee affects our health. On our natural health journey we found ourselves asking, “Is coffee good for you?”

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Why The Old-Timers Loved Cinnamon and You Should Too

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We’ve lost much of the old-timey wisdom of our ancestors which helped them overcome the hardships they encountered living the self-sufficient lifestyle. Cinnamon was a part of the medicine cabinet as well as the spice shelf. My grandmother kept cinnamon and honey mixed together in a bowl. We thought it was simply a biscuit topping or a treat we got to get a spoon of every now and then.

Turns out, cinnamon, true cinnamon, is a natural food offering an abundance of health benefits which we all need to live a vibrant, naturally healthy, self-sustaining lifestyle.

But is it as easy as going to your local grocery store and picking up a jar?

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