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Staying Healthy Through The Changing Seasons: 5 Immunity Boosters You May Not Have Considered

Staying Healthy Through The Changing Seasons: 5 Immunity Boosters You May Not Have Considered
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Staying healthy be a challenge as we transition through the seasons.  Getting through winter can be tough and then the second hurdle is managing the shift into spring.  If you happened to escape the winter’s cold season scot free (I did for the first time ever this year!) you may still have some trouble once the blossoms start coming.  Here are some tips that might be able to help navigate the changing temps and onslaught of allergens. Read the rest of this entry

Pickled Peppers (And, Peter Piper Didn’t Pick ‘Em)

Pickled Peppers (And, Peter Piper Didn’t Pick ‘Em)

 

I’m sorry for the drought in posts.  I recently moved to a new country (Switzerland) and the last 2 months were consumed with getting ready to move.  We’ve been here 2 weeks now and things are starting to settle in.  I have a few herbs growing on our balcony already and I started some seedlings.  That may seem crazy to some but to me having things growing helps me to feel grounded and happy.  I love seeing my basil and mint plants growing and it makes me smile to check on my ‘babies’ every day.

I wanted to write about pickled peppers. Being half-Vietnamese, I grew up eating hot, fresh chili peppers.  I never ate roasted pickled peppers, however, until I came to Bulgaria.  Pickling is a strong tradition there and they have wonderful pickled vegetables, peppers included.  I had homemade roasted pickled peppers when staying with a friend in her village home this summer.  She’s Bulgarian and loves spicy food and these are a staple in her fridge.  The peppers were absolutely delicious and SOOOOO spicy!  They were pickled in vinegar and oil with some other ingredients.  So simple and so wonderful.
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