It's a weed . . . it's a banana . . . no . . it's . . .Plantain - the most useful "weed" in your backyard! If you've ever secretly wanted to be Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, give this a try: The next time your little one comes to you with an owie - say a wasp sting on her eyebrow for example - kiss it until the stinging stops. Then go on your way, [...] Continue Reading
Note from Mommypotamus: Today's guest post comes from Dr. Meghan, who is a chiropractor and also the founder of Just Enjoy Food. Thank you, Dr. Meghan!When I say pecan pie, doesn't your brain instantly go to the fall and Thanksgiving dinner? For our family, Thanksgiving was the only time that we had pecan pie. It was tradition. But I missed [...] Continue Reading
So, you have a plan... and maybe it involves a hot rock massage as you sway back and forth on your birth ball, or fresh, clean sheets made up just for you at a mother-friendly hospital. You've decided whether to delay cord clamping and who gets to catch the baby, but you're stuck on the vitamin K shot.On the one hand, you have a feeling that [...] Continue Reading
During the sultry afternoons of summer, there is nothing more appreciated than a cool and refreshing drink. Agua fresca is one of those drinks.Sometimes it seems like there are artificially colored, high-fructose corn syrup laden beverages everywhere we go in the summer. It’s nice to have a few recipes for drinks that I can pack for lunches [...] Continue Reading
Want to add a cool, minty twist . . .
To your favorite brownies AND save your family money, too? With this two-ingredient mint extract recipe, those goals are done and DONE. Just five minutes of hands-on time plus a little time for the extract to "ripen," and you 'll be be stirring it into hot chocolate, tea, chocolate mousse, ice cream, [...] Continue Reading
It's Alchemy For Your HairOkay, not really, but DIY dry shampoo spray - or dry shampoo powder for that matter - does feel pretty magical on days you need a quick way to "wash" your hair without, er, washing it. Now, if you're thinking that a dry spray doesn't quite make sense, here's the deal: Your hair is dry, the spray is wet.Interesting, [...] Continue Reading
>There is just something about the ceremony of getting chicken fajitas at a Mexican restaurant. The loud sizzling hot pan and the cloud of smoke just make what really is a simple meal of spiced chicken, onions and bell pepper, into an event. I won't even wax poetic about not having to cook or clean up the dishes, which really is the big [...] Continue Reading
Remember Magic Shell?
That bliss-inducing chocolate syrup that hardens when you pour it over ice cream? I've seen recipes for homemade magic shell floating around the web for awhile now, so of course when Daddypotamus brought home a Cuisinart Pure Indulgence last week I had to give them a try.My first attempts were either clumpy or too runny, [...] Continue Reading
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I'm Heather, aka The Mommypotamus. I’m a wife, mom, real food lover, research geek, and amateur homesteader. And potamus... obviously.