I have this little herb that I planted in my front garden. Actually, I moved it from my former home to this one. It is a herb that is hard to find here in the U.S.. It is called Mexican Oregano, Lippia graveolens. But I call it Muchacho, my Wild Child. Why you ask? This:
It reminds me of a little boy with a bad haircut!
I woke up this morning with the beginning of bronchitis. I have been busy, busy, busy because we are getting ready to sell our house. (Just what I need in addition to Christmas preparations.) So I am now coughing and feeling quite run down.
Some lovely friends of ours dropped by with a surprise: homegrown lemons! They are huge and so juicy. Just the Vitamin C ticket for me. I have already sliced the first one to put in some water. I swear that just drinking it is making me feel better!
The other thing I am doing is taking one of my herbal preparations (or as some of the family calls it: Witches’ Brew). Read the rest of this entry »
If you have been reading my blog for very long you already know that one of my grandsons lovingly dubbed me a witch because there is always something fermenting, brewing or steeping somewhere in my house. Today I want to tell you about my current fermentation: pineapple vinegar. This “secret ingredient” is a favorite in many Mexican homes and is called vinagre de pina. Not only is it delicious and healthful, it is easy-peasy to make! Read the rest of this entry »