Ann Richards

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You’ve played board games, cleaned the closets, sipped hot chocolate until you don’t want to have another cup for another year … now what? How about gardening? There are a number of foods you can grow now … from food … “Lemon flower very pretty … and the lemon flower is sweet...
Have you ever read about someone passing away and think … omg … that person was living right here … did all those things … and … I never got to talk with him/her? Or … how many times have you been asked, who in history would you like to hop in a time machine and visit? I once...
When was the last time you looked in the mirror and thought … omg … the skin under my chin is sagging? Unfortunately, that’s part of aging. However, there is something we can do to stop the sag. Our miracle cure comes from the fruit that makes us pucker … the lemon. Just mix...
I love when something natural can be used in place of chemicals. So, here’s something to try if you’re having trouble sleeping at night. Pot a Gerbera Daisy and put it on you nightstand next to your bed. NASA says the plant gives off oxygen overnight … which is said to improve...
Spice up your life and live healthier … what a tasty way to get healthy … Spices and herbs have real medicinal properties. Study after study shows the benefits of distinct herbs and spices. For example, one 2003 trial of 60 people with type 2 diabetes reported that consuming as...
I love spending time out on my deck reading or visiting with friends and family. However, there is one thing that can spoil my time outside … it’s anything that bites or stings. I’ll sit outside under the deck’s roof through rain and storms … as long as there’s no lightning …...
Lavender oil is something I use all the time. I’ve used it to make furniture polish, in the laundry, also on my skin. It has relaxing properties, so adding a few drops to your bath, or on your pillow at night will help you to unwind. It’s also antibacterial and can be mixed with...
When was the last time you threw an empty glass pickle jar into the trash? How many empty glass olive jars have you tossed into the trash? Have you ever stuck an old window or door out by the curb hoping the trash collector would haul it away? We’re probably all guilty of doing...
The other day when I stopped by, Great Fermentations, to pick-up some winemaking supplies, Anita gave me a taste of a Ricotta Cheese marinated in red wine that they had just made. OMG … it was incredible. So … of course … I asked for the recipe… so that I could share it with you...