How to Spatchcock Chicken

Learn not only how to spatchcock chicken, but what the heck spatchcock is. Simply, it means to butterfly.

As a blogger, people often ask me what blogs I follow. There are tons of great blogs that I know and love, but one of the first I always mention is And Here We Are. It’s written by Ariana Mullins. She and her family are Americans living in England (soon to be moving to Spain).

I love reading about Ariana’s lifestyle because she is in love with real food. To get free-range eggs, she grabs her egg cartons and takes a walk – the eggs are left outside a lovely home and she just puts her money in the mail slot. She frequents farmer’s markets and butcher shops. Ariana has a backyard garden, and she is an avid forager. I’ve learned so much from her!

Ariana is the one that taught me to spatchcock chicken! Not only how to spatchcock, but what the heck spatchcock is. I had no idea. Simply, it means to butterfly.Continue Reading

Plantain & Kelp Plaque-Fighting Tooth Powder

 

Easy recipe for herbal tooth powder | LearningAndYearning

Toothpaste or Tooth Powder?

Before toothpaste there was . . . tooth powder. Glycerin was later added to turn the powder into paste for a more convenient way to keep teeth clean. Glycerin itself is a safe product, but may prevent remineralization since it coats your teeth.

In addition, according to this abstract, tooth powder may be more effective than paste at removing plaque – another great reason to use tooth powder.Continue Reading

O Christmas Tree!

We're real tree kind of people. We love nature and the outdoors, and like to do things ourselves. Just the type of people who go out every year and cut their own Christmas tree, right? Ummm. No.

We’re real tree kind of people. We love nature and the outdoors, and like to do things ourselves. Just the type of people who go out every year and cut their own Christmas tree, right? Ummm. No.

Well, there was that one Christmas when we lived in the country and went out and cut a tree. It was a hemlock, if I remember correctly, and more of a bush than a tree.Continue Reading