Pot of homemade brine for meat

Pendergrass Brine Recipe

We’ve recently started brining our pork, chicken, and turkey. It adds a whole new level of juicy goodness to these easy-to-dry out meats!

Not only MSG, Additive, Preservative, and Chemical Free–Now Gluten Free

I went to see an endocrinologist in August and she asked me to go gluten free. (Ok. Dairy free, too, but one step at a time!!) We’ve been eating gluten free since September 1.   I’ve been doing (almost) daily updates on Facebook in case you want to follow along. I waited many months for my appointment with the endocrinologist … Read More

First Endocrinologist Appointment

I am so excited to report that today’s appointment was wonderful!  Dr. LaSalle is not only and endocrinologist, but  also Medical Director of Integrative Medicine, which means she treats the whole body using alternative and conventional medicine.  She studied under the direction of the man who established the field of integrative medicine. After today’s visit, I feel confident that we’ll … Read More

Spicy Spices

We cook a lot You probably already know that though. and I’m sick of how cruddy the spice cabinet looks We buy bulk from a local spice store: Molly Bea’s Ingredients (so inexpensive compared to the McChain store) Not wanting to spend mega-bucks on spice containers (ugly spice containers) the beautiful herbs and spices just sat. Ugly. Until inspiration struck! … Read More