Saturday, December 30, 2017

Meet Me At My New Website!

It's here, it's here, it's finally here! Come on over to my new website!

Nourished and Nurtured Life

The web address is:

If you sign up for my mailing list on my new site, I will send you a freebie:
"3 Homeopathic First-Aid Remedies and How to Use Them".

I look forward to seeing you at my new site.

a peek at the homepage

a peek at one of the recipe pages

a peek at one of the homeschooling pages

Monday, December 18, 2017

Any Moving Requests?

I'm in the process of moving over some of the content from this site to my new website.  Hopefully my new website will be ready to unveil in early 2018. Woohoo!

Most of my homeopathic and homeschooling articles are already moved over there, but I'm not going to move over all of the bajillion recipes. Do any of you have requests for any specific recipes that you'd love me to move over to the new site?

I do have a "no-ugly-photos" rule going for the new blog. My photography has definitely improved over the years 6 years I've been blogging here, and I'm not moving over any of the really-not-very-good pictures. So if you request me to move over a recipe that has lackluster photos, it might take me awhile since I will need to re-shoot the photos. :)

a sneak peek at my new site

Friday, December 15, 2017

Hot Cocoa Mix - 3 ingredients and NO refined sweeteners!

Things have been pretty quiet here on the blog lately, as I am in the process of creating a new website! This will be the last new content on this site, and I'm trying to get a bunch of the content from this site moved over to the new website. I will let you all know when it is ready!

In the meantime, I wanted to share this super simple recipe for hot cocoa mix. With only 3 ingredients, and no unrefined sweeteners, this hot cocoa mix is great to have on-hand for the cold months.  This mix, when combined with whole milk, makes for a delicious, not-too-sweet cup of hot cocoa

Hot Cocoa Mix

Combine all ingredients in a jar with a lid. Shake well to combine.

Hot Cocoa 

Makes 1 cup of hot cocoa
  • 1 cup of whole milk, preferably raw milk
  • 3 Tb hot cocoa mix
  1. Put the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the hot cocoa mix until it is well-dissolved into the milk.
  2. Heat the cocoa, stirring occasionally, until it reaches the desired temperature. NOTE: If you want to keep your milk "raw", make sure you don't heat it past 110 degrees F. This also ensures that the milk is the perfect temperature for kids to drink without having to blow on it or burn their tongues.  You can check the temperature of the milk with a thermometer, or just by testing it with your finger. It will be getting close to 110 degrees when it is just starting to feel quite warm (but not burning hot) when tested with a finger.* 
  3. If you aren't concerned about keeping the milk raw, then go ahead and heat until nice and hot.
  4. Serve immediately.  If you find that the warm cocoa cools too quickly for slow drinkers, try serving it in a thermos.
  5. If desired, this hot cocoa can be topped with homemade whipped cream.
*If you decide to test the temperature with your finger, please use common sense and be careful. If the milk is anywhere near to simmering or boiling, it can absolutely burn you.

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