Herbal Tea

I love to pick my own herbal tea and by that, I mean from fields and gardens. Every year I promise myself to collect even more (in amount and also in variety). I have several herbal tea books that are a good guide if there is an illness in our house. Like now! My herbal tea collection will end soon […]

Juicy Chicken, Mushroom & Spinach Dinner

Something I whipped up in the kitchen a few days ago. Chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, and spinach. I added spinach to have a color in my food, cause before it looked… too sad. I bought a cast iron wok pan a few years ago and didn’t use it until this dinner. Actually, it seems better than deep skillet! Keto Ilze  

Keto

I had problems in summer solstice 2018 and decide I can’t live like this and I need to change something. I’m famous for changing eating habits every 3 months… but it’s not about that. I have heard about KETO at the end of the year 2017, but then I was on my “sugar-free” journey and I liked it! After having […]

Creamed Greens: Kale (Keto, Low Carb)

I can’t remember when was the last time I ate kale! I can’t get kale here in Gulbene! This bunch of Kale (actually 3 bunches) I got as a barter. Helped with photography work. There are two things I love to make: green smoothie or creamed greens. Since smoothies usually aren’t keto and I didn’t have other ingredients to make […]

Herbal Tea

Our plan for today was town festival, but we had to cancel it. Nelle is ill and we won’t go without her! We like to be together when going out. Instead of the town festival, I went to woods to collect birch leaves. Why in woods, not in bushes?! It’s so summery, dry and dusty! Dust isn’t good in your […]

Perfect Rhubarb custard pie

Jodi! Compliments from my kitchen to yours! Your Rhubarb custard pie is delicious! It really is perfect! My family loved it so much that I had to ask neighbors for more rhubarbs :). This recipe is from Jodi’s blog lifeinbetween.me with small adaptation. Ilze

Preparing for a party: Rhubarb

Rhubarbs! Normally in Latvia, all country houses have one big rhubarb growing next to barn or in the garden. But not this old house! There is small rhubarb here but it doesn’t like to grow in this soil. But the best part in all this is, that Lāsma (neighbor about one and a half kilometer away from us) came with […]