Browsed by
Tag: homemade

Stuffed Bell Peppers – no rice

Stuffed Bell Peppers – no rice

I have dreaded stuffed bell peppers for the majority of my life. For me they meant this tortured meal that consisted of a hard, crunchy, chewy, bland, gross thing I was forced to masticate and enjoy….. UGH. There was NEVER enough ketchup to cover up their nastiness. No offense to my mother growing up, she may have actually been making very good stuffed peppers, and I just wasn’t grown up enough to appreciate them, but they were disgusting. Also, I…

Read More Read More

Teriyaki, Digestives, and Frigid Weather

Teriyaki, Digestives, and Frigid Weather

Over the weekend I made teriyaki and some homemade digestives. I was happy with all the results. I was nervous about making teriyaki. How the heck was I going to achieve the flavor Mark and I love about teriyaki without coming short. I’ve used teriyaki sauces before, they were disappointing compared to what you get at all the teriyaki places here. I don’t know why. Maybe they use the same thing, but since it comes in the take-out boxes from…

Read More Read More

Completed Bath Bombs :)

Completed Bath Bombs :)

I have a quick update! I completed the bath bombs!!! Stored them safely and last night used one 🙂   I had two types, the coloured ones and the white ones. Both are made with lavender and bergamot. I found out a missing ingredient though…. corn starch! Add 1 part corn starch to my previous blog post on Homemade Bath Bombs.   See, THEY ACTUALLY FIZZED!!!   They aren’t necessarily the prettiest, yet, but here is one 🙂 I did…

Read More Read More

First Attempt at homemade Beefless Beef

First Attempt at homemade Beefless Beef

Alright, so tonight I attempted to make homemade beefless beef. I love the Trader Joe’s brand of it, but I always seem to need it when I’m out. I keep TVP in the pantry at all times and most of the beefless beef have TVP as the main ingredient. When I am at the stores I tend to scan all the ingredient lists and sometimes I am just grossed out, so I don’t buy them (Note to self: make list…

Read More Read More

Homemade Bath Bombs

Homemade Bath Bombs

Yesterday I finally purchased my citric acid for making bath bombs. I have been pinning and pinning and pinning ideas for bath bombs and I finally did it. Overall here is the recipe for both batches 2 Parts Baking soda 1part citric acid 1part epsom salt 1part corn starch 2.5 tbsp oil (I used grape seed) 1tsp – 2tsp your choosing of essential oil Water (I used a spray bottle that I usually terrorize my cats with) HOW TO: Mix…

Read More Read More

Mornings, kids, plants, glories, gardening, dogs…. Oh the busy-ness of life!

Mornings, kids, plants, glories, gardening, dogs…. Oh the busy-ness of life!

Oh goodness! Where to even start! We MOVED! YAY! Last week we moved to our new house and it is a lovely house! We moved to be closer to Mark’s kids and also to have a very house of our own. The children LOVE the house!! So exciting! They had a lot of fun moving and packing while we were doing so the week they were with us. I had a lot of fun teaching them things and hanging out…

Read More Read More

Mushrooms.

Mushrooms.

I discovered PCC.   Just stop and go ….. “Uh oh, Keshia discovered another land of loverly home fresh veggies and fruits with LOTS of lovely items in bulk shelves.” Anyway, they had the most gorgeous mushrooms. SO I decided to make mushroom and barley soup 🙂 I’m using Trader Joe’s mirepoix, some barley (probably 1/2 cup), just al little over one pound of mushrooms, butter (because it is of the Gods), dill weed (which I found in bulk at…

Read More Read More

Face Masks, body scrubs, and general life.

Face Masks, body scrubs, and general life.

Well today I knew I needed to do a body scrub and a face mask so I did! I did the usual Aztec face mask. I warned people before that it makes your face red after, so this time I took sequential pictures to show you!   So in the first picture, as you can easily tell, that is when I just lathered the Aztec Clay Mask on. The other two photos I’m honestly trying to move my face, but…

Read More Read More

Avocado Mash for hair.

Avocado Mash for hair.

Coconut oil, avocado, and a wee bit of baking soda apparently make a good conditioner … Leave it on your hair/scalp for about 15 to 20 minutes. Well, I did this and I have to say…. It was weird…. Even after blended up everything as smooth as I could get it, there were still chunks of avocado I had to somehow was out of my hair in the end…. I don’t think I will do it again 🙁 Why? Well…

Read More Read More

Face mask, face wash, body scrub and a cat named River.

Face mask, face wash, body scrub and a cat named River.

Hello all! (listening to Mode by Bingo Players…. I REALLY LIKE THIS SONG!) The birds are awakening and I have yet to sleep. 🙁 I’m anxious, thinking too much, stressed out, freaking out over life and my job, and I was just unable to fall asleep much to the dismay of River and friends. 🙁  So what do I do at this hour of night when I can’t sleep? I find recipes or create them for face things. Tonight we…

Read More Read More