Homegrown Mayernik Garden Migraine Tincture

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Well, this winter’s weather has been crazy! One day it’s sunny and warm and the next it’s cold and snowing. We hear from a lot of people that the change in barometer can cause some serious migraines for those that suffer from them. The drop and rise of pressure tends to bring on these debilitating headaches. We’ve done some research and hope that our Migraine Tincture could help ease some of the pain. Not only does the barometric pressure prompt migraines, alcohol, food additives an... read more.

Lemongrass Tincture - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Life sure is funny sometimes.  Just as I was trying to convince myself not to interrupt my day with a nap because I have so much work to do (darn headaches!), I remembered that I needed to share some thoughts on our lemongrass tincture.  Before I sat down to write, I indulged in a bit of this month’s tincture myself, and I can already feel it beginning to work.  Hmmm, maybe I won’t need that nap after all!  If you haven’t subscribed to August’s Out of the Woods Ap... read more.

Mayernik Kitchen Herb Infused Salt - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

One of the most widely used spices in all of cooking is salt.  While we all know we should limit our salt intake, there is no denying that it offers tons of flavor.  Just as herb infused olive oils spiked on the specialty food scene, herb infused salts are soaring in popularity.  The downfall is that in most specialty markets, herb infused salts can be ridiculously expensive.  In your own home, however, they are super easy (and much cheaper!) to create if you’ve simply got a bit of... read more.

Organic Cuticle Cream - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Alright, ladies…who’s with me in the fight against dry cuticles?  Try as I may to pamper myself every now and then with a professional manicure, I still find those flaky little layers of skin popping up at the most inopportune moments.  And, quite honestly, dropping everything to get to the nail salon is not always feasible.  I love taking great care of my skin, ensuring that I use as many natural products as possible.  I love being able to shake hands and offer a firm shake... read more.

Homemade Yoga Mat Spray - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Ironically enough, most people practice yoga to keep themselves healthy – inside and out.  However, when we insert the modern fad of germophobia, I must ask, is your yoga practice really keeping you as healthy as you intend?  I don’t know what made me think of all those microscopic germs floating around my yoga mat, but I do know we had to think of something to help the situation!  I’m a big fan of getting dirty, don’t get me wrong.  But, there is a time and a pla... read more.

Mayernik Garden Basil Infused Organic Olive Oil - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Each year, one of our most successful planting stories comes in the form of an age-old favorite: basil.  Basil, like many other herbs, tends to take off in growth and can quickly take over an entire area of the garden.  We generally like to keep it potted in order to keep it under control, but the uses for basil are so immense that we don’t mind having some extra on hand.  Most people recognize basil as a super aromatic herb often used in cooking (mainly Mediterranean-type dishes). &nbs... read more.

Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Spread - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

  In the early spring, an amazingly underrated, sweet fruit begins to sprout in New Jersey.  We decided to harvest some rhubarb just after we picked some of our own fresh strawberries at a local farm in early June – before the weather became too hot.  So, really, what else was I supposed to do with a house stocked full of strawberries and rhubarb.  Sure, I could have made pies and cookies, but that is so cliché.  Instead, I opted to try a new spread.  Though it... read more.

Homemade Dandelion Root Tincture - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Anyone that knows Matt knows that he is open to eating pretty much anything.  Though this used to extend a bit further – you know, with the meat and seafood world – he has definitely kept up an active palette even since becoming vegetarian.  He devises some combinations of ingredients that most would never think to pair, and he is (almost) always successful.  A few years ago, he did a bit of research on dandelions.  Since they are so commonly found, Matt decided that, as long... read more.

Homemade After Sun Spray - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

So, I’m not going to lie to you, with as much as I love summer, I am definitely not the tanning goddess that I used to be. Shocking, right?  Though I love me some vitamin D as much as the next gal, somewhere along the line, I lost my passion for simply sitting in a lounge chair soaking up the rays.  While I still spend a ton of time outdoors, I do try to be significantly more careful about what I wear and how I protect my skin from some of the more harmful sun rays.  Despite my efforts,... read more.

Pink Lemonade Lip Balm - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

During the summer months, many people recognize the necessity of keeping their skin healthy.  The one area that most people neglect, however, is their lips.  One of the most sensitive areas of the body, the lips should not be forgotten.  In July’s Out of the Woods Apothecary Box, we made sure to remember these delicate little features and included a Pink Lemonade Lip Balm that you definitely want to check out.  Though they contain varying degrees of SPF protection, they do definite... read more.