Category Archives: Pampering & Self Care

It’s That Time of Year Again: Cold Remedies

I’m currently recovering from my first cold of the season. Yechh. It’s a chest cold, with a lingering cough. I hate those. Sneezing can be kind of fun; coughing never is.

Cold RemediesI’m not big on taking over-the-counter cold medicines. It seems to me that they just prolong the cold and, in the case of a cough, keep your body from doing what it can to get rid of the congestion.… Read more

Smoothing Dry, Frizzy Hair

Woman with dry frizzy hairI’m writing this article with a towel wrapped around my head. Under the towel is a plastic bag and under the bag is my hair, well gooped in olive oil.

My thick, shiny, oily hair started to become dry and frizzy 10 years ago.… Read more

Spring Radish Craving

red-radishesTowards the end of winter, I get a craving for red radishes. White ones and daikon will do in a pinch, but not the pink. As soon as they show up in the Farmers Market I’ll start buying 4 bunches for the week and munch them throughout the day as a snack.… Read more

Delicious Sugar-Free Chocolate Bars


Lily's chocolate
I just read Bubby Sadie’s post on Willpower Cookies. Great idea. It’s a brilliant way to eat sweets without going overboard. Coincidentally, I’ve been thinking about treats, too. I’m in the mood for chocolate right now.

I have my family’s sensitivity to sugar, so I limit how much of it I eat, so I use Stevia in my tea and coffee.… Read more