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July 24, 2018

   

Place the bones into a slow-cooker.

  1. Add:

  2. 1-2 garlic cloves

  3. 1 onion (cut in 4 with the peeling)

  4. 1-2 T. raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (depending on the size of the chicken)

  5. 1-2 t. Sea salt

  6. 2 stalks of celery

  7. 2 carrots, unpeeled & cut in 4

  8. Fresh herbs: thyme, oregano, sage, parsley, bay leaf (optional)

  9. Add enough filtered water to just below the rim.

  10. Cook on low for 24 hours, and allow to cool.

  11. Remove bones (and discard).  I sometimes do a second batch once I strain the broth. Return everything back to the crockpot, and add more filtered water and cook on low for 8-12 hours.

  12. Strain broth to remove any leftover particles.

  13. Store in jars in fridge or freezer.

  14. (Optional): put some broth in ice cube trays for later use when you only need a small amount.

  15. Use organic chicken or grass-fed beef bones and organic vegetables to get the best, most nutritious broth.

  16. Uses: add when cooking instead of water, for...

July 14, 2018

I learned a valuable lesson as a result of an unfortunate bike accident this week. Isn’t it funny how there are some lessons that can’t be learned any other way than from hard knocks (literally).Lol.

This past week has been a challenge as I’ve had to get used to doing things with one hand. Little did I know just how much my right hand depended on its silent partner, my left hand.

Why, just typing this post has been an effort. You try typing with just one hand. What about pulling up your pants, or tying your shoes? Everyday task take more thought and concentration, and it takes much longer.

I don’t say these things to complain, but just to make an observation. It’s easy to underestimate the importance of the parts of the body that don’t get a lot of attention. If asked which is most vital, would anyone say their pinky or ring finger? Probably, not.

Little did I realize how important my left hand is to my right performing routine tasks. Something as simple as writing on a piece of paper is c...

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