Why I Stand Up for Bees - Despite my Fear | Northern NJ

By Shannon, Posted in Personal

The Mayernik’s are Backyard Beekeepers! Can you believe it? I can’t. I have had a fear of bees for as long as I can remember. It was never the fear of them stinging me or crawling on me, it was the BUZZING sound. It literally would drive me to flail my arms and make myself look like a complete lunatic whenever one came a little too close to me. But over the past year or so, I have become more interested in those buzzing little insects as I saw the decline of their species due to pesticides as... read more.

Meet the Mayernik's - Northern New Jersey

By Shannon, Posted in Personal

Hello! Thanks for stopping by the blog! We sure are happy you are here! We thought it would be a perfect time to re-introduce ourselves to you, especially if you are new to Mayernik Kitchen. Mayernik Kitchen was an idea started in April of 2015. At that point, we really had no idea what we wanted to do with it. We live in Northern NJ and have a love of gardening, herbalism, homemade anything, and living a natural, simple life. So we thought if we put everything together that we loved, we could create an... read more.

The Market at Mayernik Kitchen is OPEN!

By Shannon, Posted in Personal

  We opened the Mayernik Market this January with our Out of the Woods Apothecary Box, and now we are excited to announce that many of our products can be purchased individually.  Some of our faithful clients requested the availability of separable items, and we LOVED the idea.  We understand that some needs outshine others, and you may need an added supply of Elderberry Syrup or an extra dose of some Peppermint Tincture.  Whatever your needs, feel free to check out the Mayernik Marke... read more.

New Year! New You! - How to Kickstart 2016

By Shannon, Posted in Personal

Last year, Matt and I were so excited to kick off 2015 with a new challenge: no meat for a whole month.  We had gone down this road before, so I imagine we would be successful (it would’ve been hard to not be with Matt’s persistence…but I digress).  I never imagined, though, that the first month would lead to an entire year of meatless days.  To be honest, I’ve never felt better.  I feel healthy and energized, not to mention, super creative because I’ve bee... read more.

Only ONE week to Shop for Christmas - Mayernik Style

By Shannon, Posted in Personal

With the holidays quickly approaching, this should be a time for togetherness, family, and cheer.  However, people tend to become so bogged down with their shopping stresses that they forget what the holidays are truly about.  In classic Mayernik fashion, we try to avoid the burdensome holiday stress, and keep it as simply and easy as possible.  There are a variety of ways to avoid the commercial blues that come with the holidays, so if you find yourself needing a little cheery pick-me-up, ke... read more.

Mayernik Kitchen Update - New Jersey

By Shannon, Posted in Personal

Helloo Everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your summer so far...I know Matt and I have been. We have been CRAZY busy these past few weeks which is why it's been a little quite around here. We have soo much going on, and so many things we want to share, that when we get home from our crazy busy weekends or days out and about, we just need to sit and relax. No excuse though right?! So I wanted to write and fill you in a bit on what's been going on. Let's start on the Mayernik Garden! It's doing AWESOME.... read more.