Saturday, September 27, 2014

Apple Butter

Canning Apple Butter has been on my to-do list for a while, and now I'm going to make it happen! 

I've made crockpot apple butter before, and it's delicious, but I've always put it in the freezer.  But we're trying to cut down on our electric use (three freezers going besides the one on top of the 'fridge) and I want to try canning the apple butter this time. 

I'm going to change up the recipe just a little, by using allspice instead of cinnamon.  Fingers Crossed!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Homemade Remineralizing Toothpaste

I should have posted this Long Ago!  It is Amazing!  My teeth have been so weak for so many years - cavities, I've had nearly all of my back teeth pulled, because fillings just won't work and have to be re-done eventually - then I discovered that I could HEAL my teeth!

You may scoff, but it's Truth!  I wish there was some way to show the difference this toothpaste has made in my front teeth - the most visually obvious place.  They used to be nearly transparent.  I could put my finger behind them and wave it and you could see my finger.  Well, I can't do That any more!  They're opaque now, and feel So Strong!! 

No longer any pain when I eat cold things.  Haven't had a toothache in over a year!

But, on to this amazing recipe!

The basic recipe is:

2 parts baking soda
4 parts coconut oil

I don't actually measure these ingredients, I just add what looks good to me:

calcium/magnesium (grind calcium/magnesium tablets in a coffee grinder)
turmeric (probably about a tablespoon, maybe two) - fights inflammation
peppermint (I use dried leaves from my garden, finely ground, about a tablespoon) - for flavor and fresher smelling breath

In a double boiler, melt the coconut oil, and stir in the baking soda, calcium/magnesium, turmeric and peppermint.  Pour into glass containers and let harden. I liked the cups that come with a yogurt maker for this, but dropped and broke mine, so I'm using a Pyrex bowl with a lid now.

When you use it,  just use something to dip a bit out (don't put your toothbrush in, that's just gross) - you don't want to use too much at once! - and brush.  DON'T spit in the sink, because the coconut oil will clog your pipes; spit in the trash can, and DON'T drip on your clothes, because between the turmeric and the coconut oil, those stains won't come out (trust me).