Diva Tasting: Salting Meat…

My favorite 5 Star Steak Restaurant in California and Arizona age their own meat in house. Here is one trick chefs use. Salting Meat How the Pros Make Meat Taste Better and Last Longer For a few years now, I've been closely adhering to a rule that I learned from observing professional kitchens as a …

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Diva Researching: Herbal Supplements…

2021 Blog Herbal Supplements When I lived in Phoenix one of my dearest friends was a certified herbologist. While I lived there I looked 15 years younger than I should because I took all the supplements she recommended. When I moved I was not as faithful to my supplement regime. I found I could truly …

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Diva Researching: Mosquito Control…

MOSQUITO YARD SPRAY 1 Large Bottle Blue Mouthwash (inexpensive brand OK) 3 Cups Epsom Salt 3 -12 OZ. Bottles of Cheap Beer Stale Directions Mix 3 ingredients together until the salt is dissolved. Spray outside anywhere you sit, around pools, will not harm plants for flowers. Mosquitoes will be gone for about 80 days. Spray …

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Diva Researching: MOSQUITO YARD SPRAY…

We will be posting this one several times during the season…. MOSQUITO YARD SPRAY 1 Large Bottle Blue Mouthwash (inexpensive brand OK) 3 Cups Epsom Salt 3 -12 OZ. Bottles of Cheap Beer Stale Directions Mix 3 ingredients together until the salt is dissolved. Spray outside anywhere you sit, around pools, will not harm plants …

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Diva Researching: Homemade Yard Pest Control…

Spring has Sprung! Time to get ready for deck sitting, firepit meditations and outdoor fun. Here is an old remedy someone sent me to assist with these endeavors. MOSQUITO YARD SPRAY 1 Large Bottle Blue Mouthwash (inexpensive brand OK) 3 Cups Epsom Salt 3 -12 OZ. Bottles of Cheap Beer Stale Directions Mix 3 ingredients …

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Diva Researching: Olive Oil…

I love opening a great bottle of olive oil. The fragrance is so delicious. Only in recent decades have we been mad aware of olive oil fraud. The cost to both health and pocketbook is staggering. Here is one opinion on finding good olive oil. Research it yourself. Be an aware consumer. About Olive Oil …

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Diva Foraging: Yard Salad…

I call this my yard salad. I can make a fresh salad daily in the spring and summer by going into my yard and harvesting the wild edible flowers and plants. These can easily be found online. This is one of those salads. Dandelion Salad Ingredients 1 Pound Torn Dandelion Greens (About 5 Cups) ½ …

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Diva Caring: Sensory Overload…

Diva Musing – Sensory overflow... With all the issues going on right now, I have been refraining from posting opinions etc. I feel as if we are all on sensory overload these days. However, I am still looking daily for great home hacks, cooking ideas, tools, and things to make us all happy. I if …

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Diva Tasting: Cast Iron Cooking…

The Best Recipes to Cook in a Cast Iron Skillet X3 Every Southern Cook will tell you their cast iron skillets are mandatory in their kitchens. Are you ready for some cast iron cooking tips? Cast iron is a tough, versatile utensil. Not just for meats, a cast iron skillet is good for caramelizing vegetables …

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Diva Searching: Plantain Poultice…

For those of us with bee sting allergies here is a hot tip for summer help. A friend once chewed some of this up and made a poultice and put it on a wasp sting for me in a remote area with no phones. Not only did I NOT have an allergic reaction, I didn't …

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