The peanut, also known as the groundnut and the goober, is a legume crop grown mainly for its edible seeds.  Legumes are edible seeds enclosed in pods ~ therefore, peanuts are legumes! Facts about Peanuts: Peanuts grow under grown, not on trees. They provide the best source of concentrated protein in the plant kingdom. PeanutsContinue reading “NATIONAL PEANUT LOVERS DAY!!!!”

MARCH 15, 2018 – NUTMEG!!!

Did you know that Nutmeg is not one spice, but two??  Yes, that is right, two spices..As the fruit matures, the outer fleshy covering bursts to reveal the seed. The seed is covered with red membranes called an aril, the mace portion of the nutmeg. Nutmeg is known as Myristica fragrans, the nutmeg tree originates in Banda, theContinue reading “MARCH 15, 2018 – NUTMEG!!!”

MARCH 14, 2018 – MUSTARD SEED!!!

Mustard is the second most-used spice in the United States; only exceeded by the peppercorn. All parts of the plant are edible, including seeds, leaves, and flowers. Mustard, is a member of the Brassica family of plants. Its English name, mustard, is derived from a contraction of the Latin mustum ardens meaning “burning must.” This is a reference toContinue reading “MARCH 14, 2018 – MUSTARD SEED!!!”


While everyone else is talking about pies for Pi day; I am going to be celebrating National Chicken Noodles Soup Day!!!!   Chicken soup has been said that it is a form of folk medicine to treat the common cold.  Scientists have found that some components of chicken soup may have an anti-inflammatory effect that could possibly lead to temporaryContinue reading “NATIONAL CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP DAY!”


Herbes de Provence is a mixture of summer herbs that commonly grow in the hills of Provence, in southeastern France. Generally, Herbes de Provence contains savory, fennel, basil, thyme flowers, rosemary, bay leaf, chervil, tarragon, marjoram, and mint, with thyme being the dominant ingredient and flavor. HERBS DE PROVENCE VINAIGRETTE Ingredients 1 teaspoon dried herbesContinue reading “HERBES DE PROVENCE”


YUM! YUM! YUM!! Makes me want to go into the kitchen and make some peanut clusters.  It’s a good thing that I don’t have any peanuts or chocolate handy. 😉 Peanut Cluster Facts:  ‘Peanut Cluster’ is referred to a type of candy that mixes melted chocolate and peanuts. Peanuts have a higher antioxidant capacity overContinue reading “NATIONAL PEANUT CLUSTER DAY!!!”