By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

When Matt and I first decided to host a Mayernik Kitchen “relaunch” of sorts, we knew we would need to find a selling point. After he was bottling up jar after jar of dried oregano (amazing, by the way), we knew exactly what we could do... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

With winter approaching, the days get shorter and the nights longer.  There is nothing better than cozying up with a good book and a warm blanket, knowing that eventually, sleep will prevail, and you’ll be dreaming away.  For some,... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Food Review

As many of you know, I am enrolled in the Academy of Culinary Nutrition with Meghan Telpher. Meghan Telpner is a Toronto-based author, speaker, nutritionist, and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. Her humorous, engaging and real... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Food Photography

Strawberry: 1. a sweet soft red fruit with a seed-studded surface. 2. the low-growing plant that produces the strawberry, having white flowers, lobed leaves, and runners, and found throughout north temperate regions.     Ahhh the... read more.

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... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

June 29th....Already....Where has time gone? The month of June flew by! I can't believe we are celebrating Independence Day in just a few days. The garden is doing amazing! So much has grown and there are tons of flowers/fruit on the plants. We even... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

The Mayernik Garden is 100% underway. I can't believe how much has grown in just a few short weeks. We've had some wacky weather....real hot and dry and then super cold with a chance of frost. We are now just starting to get some rain which the plants... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

The garden is ALIVE! With today being the last day of April, I wanted to get out there and check out what was growing before we go away for a long weekend. The herb garden is really starting to come along, as well as some of the plants in the veggie... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Food Photography

During the cold, dark month of February, I signed up for a Narrative Food Photography Online Course with Gina Weathersby. O-M-G what a fantastic course it was. It was a three week course that taught us how to tell a story through food. What an amazing... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

What is a tincture you may ask? Before learning how to make a tincture, it is important to learn what a tincture is! Tinctures are herbal preparations that use something beyond water as a solvent. Using a solvent like alcohol, vinegar, or glycerin,... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Food Review

 Not too long ago, my hubby, best friend and I spent the day in New York City checking out all sorts of sweet shops. We did a whole tour around the East Village but I wanted to chat specifically about this one shop. It was a tiny little place,... read more.

By Shannon, Posted in Garden

April 6, 2015...cold weather seeds have been planted in the 2015 Mayernik Garden.  We had a very mild day, and all our seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library came in, so we wanted to get out there and start planting some cold weather... read more.