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april carroll
Stampin' Up! demonstrator (since 1995), wife, and mom to two young men.
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This is the time of year where I frequent the local farm stand down the road. I'm loving all the peppers and squash that they have right now and decided to use yesterday's haul to make dinner tonight. I threw together some homemade hummus to add flavor and protein to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at My Crunchy Journey
Vintage Remedies has some new and fun things coming up this spring! Here is a link to a FREE short course in which you will learn: The FIVE biggest mistakes people make with herbs & essential oils. Where and how to find reliable evidence for safety and efficacy. How to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at My Crunchy Journey
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I've been making this lentil loaf recipe for over 20 years and it's one of my favorites! You will need: 1 cup of dry lentils, cooked and drained 1 chopped onion 1 chopped stalk of celery 1 chopped carrot 1 clove of minced garlic 1 egg 2 cups sharp cheddar... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at My Crunchy Journey
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Title: Rising Plague Author: Brad Spellberg, M.D. Antibiotic resistance is becoming a real threat to public health. This book, written by an infectious disease specialist who is very concerned with this issue, is definitely an interesting read! A few take-aways from the book: - Antibiotic resistance was noted within one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at My Crunchy Journey
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Aromatic Medicine Class: Save $50 on Basic Registration or $75 on Deluxe Registration Traditional Aromatherapy Class: Save $50 on Registration Herbalism Class: Save $50 on Registration Botanical Pediatrics Class: Save $50 on Registration PLUS: Get a second chance to register for our most popular program, the Confident Family Herbalist! With... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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White Chamomile Citrus Tea 1 Tablespoon white tea 1 Tablespoon chamomile 1 Teaspoon Lemon peel 1 Teaspoon Orange peel Steep 1-2 teaspoons of the tea blend in hot water for 2-3 minutes. The above recipe will make about 4-5 cups of tea. The majority of my tea 'testers' gave this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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Such a wonderful fall soup! Ingredients: 2 medium beets 2 medium carrots 1 medium potato 1/2 a small head of cabbage 1/2 a large onion 1 garlic clove oil (I used avocado oil) salt and pepper 1 tsp thyme 4 cups of vegetable broth Greek yogurt Chop all of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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Posted Aug 20, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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This is a brand new e-book from Vintage Remedies and it's FREE! Click on the image to get yours now. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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1/2 cup greek yogurt 1/2 cup coconut water 1 pear (peeled and cored) fresh grated ginger to taste 1 Tb honey ice cubes (optional) Blend and enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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Ingredients: 1/2 cup oats 2 T coconut oil 1/4 cup honey 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup sourdough starter 1 tsp salt 1 cup water Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Let rise overnight covered with a damp towel. In the morning, remove it from the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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Free Essential Oil event sponsored by the Franklin Institute of Wellness with some great speakers! Register now! Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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(photo credit: Sabrina Ivy) Oolong Hibiscus Tea 1 Tablespoon dried hibiscus flowers 1/2 Tablespoon oolong tea leaves 1/2 Tablespoon chamomile 1/2 Tablespoon stevia Steep 1-2 teaspoons of the tea blend in hot water for 5 minutes. The above recipe will make about 5-6 cups of tea. The majority of my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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Book Title: No More Amoxicillin Author: Dr. Mary Ann Block Some of my take-aways from the book: The eustachian tubes in adults are more vertical while a child’s tubes are more horizontal. For this reason, fluid buildup in the ear is more common in children. This explains why most children... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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Ingredients: One small head of chopped cabbage (green or red) One medium sliced onion Garlic cloves minced (1 or 2 cloves) Grated fresh ginger to taste Tamari sauce (1-2 Tb) Rice wine vinegar (1-2 Tb) Oil ( I used avocado oil) Place all ingredients into a pan, stirring often, until... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at My Crunchy Journey
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A fun way to get the health benefits of elderberry during the Christmas season! You will need: 1/4 Cup dried elderberries 2 cups filtered water 2 cinnamon sticks 20 whole cloves 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 star anise (optional) 2 cups purple juice (I used Trader Joe's Power of 7... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at My Crunchy Journey
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If you've been thinking about taking a course, now is a great time to sign up during the Black Friday sale! Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at My Crunchy Journey
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Here’s a sample of recipes you’ll receive: • Cranberry Grapefruit Relish w/ Grapefruit EO • The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey w/citrus & thyme • Chocolate Pecan Pie (w/ gluten free crust option!) Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at My Crunchy Journey
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Risotto is a wonderful dish to make on a cool, rainy day! This recipe uses butternut squash for a great fall flavor. Ingredients: 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 Tb butter 1 cup arborio rice 3 cups (approximate) broth 2/3 cup pureed butternut squash 1/2 tsp Herbs... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at My Crunchy Journey
This year's Healthy Living Bundle contains some great stuff, including an Essential OIls course from Vintage Remedies (a $95 value)! The cost of the entire bundle is only $29.97 and includes a long list of great stuff. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at My Crunchy Journey
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Needed: 1/2 oz of calendula (This will be more than you think as it is a very 'fluffy herb'.) 1/2 oz of plantain 1/2 cup of coconut oil 1/2 oz of beeswax 20 drops of lavender essential oil Infuse the calendula and plantain in the coconut oil by placing these... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at My Crunchy Journey
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Slice zucchini, onions, and bell peppers (optional) in thin slices and place into a bowl. Sprinkle vegetables with salt, mix together, and allow to sit for an hour. Rinse salt and drain. Brine: 2 cups apple cider vinegar 1 cup sugar 1 to 1 1/2 tsp of dry mustard 1... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at My Crunchy Journey
Bronchitis is the inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes in the lungs. It can be acute or chronic. The symptoms include: fever, mucous producing cough, shortness of breath and fatigue. Acute bronchitis is usually viral, while chronic bronchitis is typically caused by irritation such as cigarette smoke or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at My Crunchy Journey
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Vintage Remedies is celebrating their tenth anniversary by having a give away with great prizes: The GRAND PRIZE winner will receive full registration for our Master Herbalist course, worth $995. Second place will receive registration for our most popular course, the Family Herbalist program, which is worth $495. Third place... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at My Crunchy Journey