Start Your Day Off Right Pumpkin Spice Latte

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  ‘Tis the season of woolly sweaters, apple picking, and pumpkin spice everything. So I’m doing a little series of some of my favorite pumpkin spice recipes… done Real Food style, of course. 😉 Because I love a warm, spicy mug of coffee on a brisk morning as much as the … Continue reading

Real Food Shamrock Shake

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Two years ago I had my very last from-the-drive-thru Shamrock Shake. And it was awful. I wasn’t even that far along on my real food journey… and already all I could taste was the nasty chemicals and artificial ingredients. Yuck! It was sad; I thought that my favorite Welcome Spring … Continue reading

Irish Hot Chocolate

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Welcome to March… when we can all start thinking about things that are green and Irish-ish. Okay, this isn’t green. But it is a delightful, creamy hot chocolate, full of good milk, cream, raw cacao powder… and, of course whiskey! So I’d say we’re good to go. Delicious! Irish Hot … Continue reading

Pepperup Potion

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I’m not a Witch. Well… okay, I am. But not the Hogwarsts graduate, flying on a broomstick sort of Witch. I’m more of a walking in the woods, hugging trees, natural healing sort of Witch. Which is fine, because you don’t need to have spent hours in a dungeon with … Continue reading

Spiced Wine for Imbolc

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Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the season for dreaming about spring is upon us. While the weather is still cold, and the wind bitter, the days are noticeably longer and the first stirrings of spring whisper through air and tickle the earth: The buds which will blossom beautifully come springtime … Continue reading

How to dry your own MINT and make TEA

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Only grow mint in pots, they told me. It will take over your yard, they told me. Good! I thought. I could use something that is largely indestructible in my gardens. Plus the bees like it. So… This summer the mint might, or might not, have taken over the back … Continue reading

Irish Eggnog for Christmas

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I like rum. Who doesn’t like rum? But I like whiskey better. And this eggnog recipe is sweet, nourishing, and full of Irish Whiskey goodness! Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. When you begin your shopping through an affiliate link, the price stays the same for you, but … Continue reading

Start Your Day off Right Cafe Latte

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Mmmmm… Coffee. That dark, rich smell that is, at once, comforting and invigorating… It cuts through my morning foggy-grumpiness and really helps me get ready to start my day. So I am pleased to say that my husband makes the absolutely best coffee in the world. The sort of coffee … Continue reading

Divine Hot Chocolate (with Red Wine)

Divine Hot Chocolate with Red Wine

I was browsing the earliest recipes in this blog… and I have to say, not all of them are up to the high Real Food standards I now hold myself to. That doesn’t mean they are bad… exactly. Case-in-point, my Decadent Hot Chocolate with Red Wine. Not even a year … Continue reading