Category Archives: Boiled

Spaghetti & Meatballs, with Grain-Free Spaghetti

By Cat, Oct 2018 (Photo right, from Wikimedia Commons) Spaghetti and meatballs has been a favorite for me since childhood, though not something my parents knew how to make. Dad had a friend in Great Falls, Montana whose wife was … Continue reading

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Nettle Tea

By Cat, June 2, 2018 (image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) If you are familiar with nettles, you will know that their leaves can really give you a sore sting. But there are ways to gather and prepare them to avoid … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts: Recipes & Cooking Tips

By Cat, Feb 2018 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I love brussels sprouts, but this has not always been so. When I was a child, I got a stomach flu and puked all over my bed; what came out was … Continue reading

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Flor-Essence or Essiac medicinal tea: instructions for making

By Cat, May 25, 2017 Another name for this tea is Essiac; it is also available commercially, but I buy a similar herb mix at Swan Valley Herbs in Bigfork, and make my own tea at home. The method is a … Continue reading

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Potatoes (About)

By Cat, May 3, 2017 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) True potatoes (as opposed to sweet potatoes or yams, are members of the nightshade (Solanaceae) family, and come in many colors of peel, and some, like the purple potato may also have … Continue reading

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Tiny Turkey (Roasted Game Hen with Wild Rice, Cashew and Mushroom Dressing)

by Cat, Thanksgiving, 2016 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) A couple years ago, I roasted a Cornish game hen and Rosemary/Apple Stuffing for Thanksgiving. This year I will try a different dressing of wild rice with cashews and mushrooms, basing this on my Wild Rice … Continue reading

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Elderberry Syrup for Colds and Flu

By Cat, September 2016 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) When I was growing up in 1950s Bigfork, Montana, an elderly neighboring couple planted elderberry bushes along the road near their property. I loved the way they looked, and especially the … Continue reading

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Marinated Venison Steaks with Sautéed Mushrooms or Green Peppercorn Sauce

By Cat, May 2009 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) This last fall, I bought a share of a buffalo from friends who also hunt.  When my share arrived, it included elk and deer steaks from their fall hunt, in addition … Continue reading

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Homemade Yogi Tea

by Cat, May 31, 2016 (Images from Wikimedia Commons: Cardamom, right, and Cinnamon, below) Yogi tea is centuries old custom in India, that inspired the modern Chai. But there is a big difference between the two: yogi tea is mostly … Continue reading

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Administer an Eye Wash

This article was originally published on The EssentiaList, for which I am the editor. by Catherine Haug, Nov 24, 2015, (photo of Cannon Eye Cup, right, from Land Sea and Sky (3)) When you have something in your eye – liquid … Continue reading

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