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Sunday, February 26, 2017



1 lb. Brussels sprouts chopped
½ cup of celery  chopped
1  red and yellow sweet bell pepper, deseeded and chopped
1  carrot, chopped
1  small onion, chopped

1 clove garlic chopped fine
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1-2 tbsp. butter
5-6 cups of chicken broth

1 package dry chicken gravy
1/2 cup instant brown rice
1 Bay leaf
1 pinch Nutmeg
Salt and pepper

Cut off the end of each sprout and chop fine...

In a soup pot, heat the butter and sauté onion, brussel sprouts,garlic, peppers,celery, and carrot
for 3 to 5 min. 

Pour in the chicken broth, entire can of petite tomatoes with the juice,  chicken gravy packet,and bay leaf bring to a boil stirring frequently. 

Reduce the heat to simmer /low , cover the pot and cook 1 hour. Add rice, and nutmeg as well as salt/ pepper to taste and continue to cook 10 more minutes.


*Special Note...Meat may be added to this soup for a more heartier    variety...sausage,chicken,hamburger,ham, etc.

Sweet Annie {Wormwood}

“The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water — the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.” (Rev 8:10–11)

What is it?

It’s  Sweet Artemisia annua … you may also know it as sweet wormwood, sweet annie, sweet sagewort or annual wormwood … It’s a Chinese herb, a common type of wormwood native to Asia ..Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua) is also called sweet wormwood, annual mugwort, sweet sagewort, or annual wormwood. 

It is native to Asia but has become naturalized in scattered parts of North America. Its’ very feathery fern like leaves appears early spring and has small bright yellow flowers in late summer, on a straight single stalk with alternating branches, sometimes reaching heights of 6’.

This annual readily reseeds itself (but easily pulled out) in the garden and can become a nuisance if not controlled. Insects or wind cross pollinates this plant. It is easy to grow and prefers sunny, well drained (even sandy) locations and is not prone to many diseases other than root rot from overly wet soil.

This plant is airy, gracefully branching and very aromatic-- I love this one in the garden-- I will let some of it go to seed for spreading and will harvest some for wreaths...beautiful against our 8 foot fence for color and grows to about  4 ft tall... It will not stand well in high winds, so you should staked it when not planted against a building or fence. I plant Cosmos with it for colorful blooms.

Preserving Wormwood By preserving in the glycerin which you can get at Walmart in the first aid section, it retains a green color and a "softness".  And best part is, it still smells wonderful! Make wreaths with it for winter enjoyment.

I mix 3 parts of water with 1 part of glycerin in a glass container and add the freshly cut stems.  Don't overcrowd the stems.  In approx. 1 week, I remove the sweet annie when there isn't anymore water in the container, let cut ends dry.

Why do I grow Sweet Annie Wormwood?

Wormwood can be used on every type of cancer. It has been an ancient Chinese remedy for over two millennia for normalizing digestive complaints . It is found to be safe, easy to use and affordable. And, has great promise in the treatment of cancer.DO NOT USE THIS IF has been known to induce labor!

 Artemisinin is extracted from wormwood and is FDA approved for the treatment of malaria.Cancer cells and bacteria accumulate iron far more than normal cells. Artemisinin works in the presence of iron to create free radicals that kill cells that hoard iron. Leukemia cells concentrate iron 1000 times normal lymphocytes and breast cancer concentrates iron 15 times a normal breast cell.

There are three forms of wormwood extract: artemisinin, artesunate, and artemether. It can be given either orally or rectally by suppository.  I dry mine and put it in the blender to make a powder, then fill gelatin caps .

It should be taken several days on and several off if taken by mouth because of intestinal tolerance. It is non-toxic and has been used on over 4000 patients without problems.

Combining wormwood and iron is much more effective in killing cancer cells and when cancer cells send signal to the body that indicate their need for iron and protein, they are unaware that the toxic compound artemisinin [wormwood]  is lurking on their surface along with iron and protein. On the inside of the cancer tumor, iron reacts with toxic artemisinin to release poisonous molecules known as free radicals.

 When there is enough accumulation of free radicals, the cancer cell dies.The herb is frequently eaten as a salad in Asia , dried and consumed, or made in a form of tea..Dried wormwood leaves do not lose their artemisinin fast {per CDC website}. In proper storage conditions, the artemisinin is present in almost whole amounts even after one year of storage.

The recipe is to place approximately 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the dried tea leaves into a cup and then pour one cup of hot water over the leaves. Do not boil the water, I recommend water that has not quite reached the boiling point to protect the active compounds in the leaves from damage. The leaves are strong and bitter tasting, so you will likely want to add a sweetener of some sort. Let the tea steep for several minutes to ensure the active compounds are extracted from the Artemisia Annua leaves  . The tea is best digested on a full stomach. The tea can also be mixed with other herbal teas including peppermint to improve taste.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Cinderella in the news

Link here....

Feel the magic of this 1963 Shasta Airflyte: It's designed for a princess
Your magic chariot awaits, but not in the form of a pumpkin, but as a 1963 Shasta Airflyte. Some girls might like diamonds and glitter while others prefer the outdoors and camping. One woman proves that it's possible to like both by giving her vintage Shasta a makeover fit for a princess. Deidrea Ann is the owner of The Tin Tiara and the writer of this Shasta fairy tale. 
By renting out her Cinderella camper, anyone can have their moment to feel like a princess. Whether you are planning the wedding of your dreams or looking for an elaborate way to enter the party, this camper is made to grant any wish. The Tin Tiara is meticulously covered in lustrous surfaces and hand-painted details. She glistens from inside to out. 
What princess is without her own horse-drawn carriage? 
A beautiful trompe-l'œil window painting greets you at the front door of The Tin Tiara. 
Hand-painted details cover this princess camper, even the tires have flowers on them.
The interior is just as lavish. The seating area features a lush pink and gold sofa and jeweled chandeliers. 
Elaborate ornament covers every inch of this camper. This old, wooden dresser has been revamped with gold embellishments. 
Feel like you are lying in a field of flowers when you are under the canopy of this bed. 
Pamper yourself at this lovely bathroom vanity. 
In the evening you can relax under the hand-painted awning...
But don't forget to be back by midnight. 
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