Local Cleavers Tincture - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

As we are about to kick off summer, we can’t help but notice all of the ads and marketing focusing on beach bodies and healthy living.  Of course, we know that fad diets and crash weight loss are never the healthiest options, but sometimes we can’t help ourselves.  We buy in because we are looking for the instant gratification and immediate results.  Though I am no nutritionist, no dietician, I am pretty well-versed in healthy eating and healthy living.  I won’t be the... read more.

Homemade Dandelion Salve - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

One of my favorite homemade products is our salves.  I love blending the scents of specific plants along with the health benefits they promote.  In our June Out of the Woods Apothecary Box, we put a new spin on our salve blend by infusion some fresh dandelion.  Since dandelions are most prominent earlier in the spring – April and May – we were able to forage a ton of them in preparation for our salve creation.  Of course, I had to stash some away before Matt ate them all. &nb... read more.

June Out of the Woods Apothecary Box - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

Hello, start of summer!  Am I the only person who gets super excited for the change of seasons, regardless of which we are entering?  I hope not!  While I love my boots and cozy sweaters, I also love fresh, local produce.  In northern New Jersey, the warmer months are prime time for fresh flowers, scrumptious produce, and an all-around heightening in florally, citrusy deliciousness.  We are super excited for all of our June Out of the Woods Apothecary Box’s items this month as... read more.

National Burger Day - Meatless - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in Food Profile

Nothing says summer like a good, old-fashioned BBQ.  With Memorial Day quickly approaching, we figured it was time to jump on the summer recipe ideas bandwagon.  Since you know we’ve made a mission out of going meatless, we knew it would be nearly impossible to celebrate May 28th’s National Burger Day without sharing some of our favorite meatless burger menu items.  So, here you go, in no particular order: 1. The Black Bean Burger – Though you can find a ton of these a... read more.

Mayernik Kitchen Fire Tonic - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

I love a good night out as much as the next guy.  Ok, well maybe not as much as Matt.  Though he works longer and harder than anyone I know, when he chooses to let loose, he really lets loose.  It may seem like a good idea to kick back and have some fun, but once we overindulge, we sometimes regret that the next day.  That’s where one of our latest creations comes in. A tablespoon or two of Mayernik Kitchen’s Fire Tonic will have you back up and running in no time at all. A... read more.

Homemade Migraine Tincture - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Though I love this time of year for the beautiful weather, the blooming flowers, and the increased time outside, Mother Nature’s erratic weather patterns are one of the largest causes of some serious migraines.  If you are one of the lucky ones to experience these, then we have something super exciting for you.  May’s Out of the Woods Apothecary Box includes a homemade Migraine Tincture that – trust me – has proven to work some major migraine miracles.  A potent combin... read more.

Homemade Lavender Infused Honey - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

One of my personal favorites – and definitely one of the world’s most underrated – natural ingredients is honey.  Using honey has become a part of my daily routine – whether in tea, a sweetener in oatmeal, an added bonus in baking, or even as an immune system booster.  Because we use it so often, we decided to help you make it a consistent part of your lives as well by adding it to May’s Out of the Woods Apothecary Box.  We combined some home-grown Lavender with... read more.

Organic Vanilla Extract - Homemade by Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

I know I talk a ton about woodsy, florally scents, but I should tell you that I, by no means, discriminate against some flavorful, sweet scents.  One of my go-to, most-used ingredients – for both flavor and scent – is vanilla.  I know, I know.  It sounds too simple to be true, but really, vanilla is ahhhh-mazing.  We have included in May’s Out of the Woods Apothecary Box our very own Organic Vanilla Bean Extract.  Though most people know to bake with vanilla extrac... read more.

May Out of the Woods Apothecary Box

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

One year, back in college, I thought I was simply suffering some seasonal allergies.  But on the morning of my last final, when I woke up, I could barely swing my legs out of bed.  My body hurt worse than it ever had before, and to be honest, I’m not sure I’ve felt that awful since.  After literally moaning my way through my final exam, I headed to the doctor who offered me some words of wisdom: Looks like you have the summer flu.  What?  The summer flu?  Is that ev... read more.

Homemade Coffee Eye Serum - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Why is it that, no matter how much sleep I get, I continue to wake with puffy bags under my eyes?  Though there are days when I feel downright exhausted, on most occasions, I feel great, well-rested, and ready to start my day.  I just wish I looked the part.  Evidently, dark circles are hereditary (thanks, Mom and Dad), and are actually worsened by lying down horizontally (so much for the benefits of a good night’s sleep!).  If you find yourself suffering a similar fate, please che... read more.