Top 5 Winter Activities - Mayernik Kitchen Style

By Shannon, Posted in Wellness

Have you ever found yourself feeling down and out during the winter time?  It makes sense: the weather is colder, there are less hours of daylight, less sunshine, and people just seem moodier.  Don’t fret, though, because there are many activities you can still do in order to avoid the seasonal depression that winter brings along with it.  Most people find themselves staying indoors more often in the winter because of the cold and dreary weather, but there is still so much that the grea... read more.

Organic Rose Facial Toner - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you will see that we spotlighted the Organic Rose Facial Toner yesterday! Today, we wanted to educate you on why this toner is one you should keep on hand all the time.  This is one of my personal favorite products in our February Out of the Woods Apothecary Box, our new Rose Facial Toner. Coming in a 2 ounce spray bottle, this refreshing little mist will work wonders for your face, rejuvenate your spirits, and brighten your day.  The key ingredient &nda... read more.

Review of Healthy Living Guild - Snacks - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in Food Review

If you need some quick snack ideas, the Healthy Living Guild | Snacks will be perfect for you. I had the privilege of reviewing the guild before the re-launch of Emily Beatty's new website. The website is so clean and cheerful! The photo's on the site are beautiful and really pop when browsing all the wonderful info Emily has to offer. Emily and I were part of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition Fall 2015 Class and I am loving how the connections I've made from the course are carrying over into the new year... read more.

Organic Warming Massage Oil - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

Another awesome inclusion in February’s Out of the Woods Apothecary Box is our Organic Warming Massage Oil.  Yes, it sounds sensual, and it sure can be, but it’s so much more.  When the weather has us feeling run down, and our muscles are super tight and sore – either from too much shoveling or just the cold, stiff weather – a little warming oil can be just the trick to help you feel better.  Not only can the combination of oils used soothe your body and soul in differ... read more.

Top 5 Herbs for a Sexy Valentine’s Day - Mayernik Kitchen

By Matt, Posted in Herbal Remedies

Once the holiday season passes, the colder, darker days of winter tend to be all-consuming. We often get stuck in a work-a-holic rut where we go into work (and it’s still dark outside) only to come home from work (while it’s dark outside).  Don’t let this darkness dampen your moods.  Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and just because the light outside is dim, doesn’t mean your relationship should be.  If you’re looking to liven up your romance &ndash... read more.

Organic Coconut Sugar Coffee Scrub - Mayernik Kitchen

By Shannon, Posted in MK Product

We are super excited to announce the inclusion of our coffee sugar scrub in February’s Out of the Woods Apothecary Box.  Though most people know coffee has the helpful little tool to wake them up in the morning, many are completely unaware of the benefits coffee can provide for your skin.  Coffee is one of nature’s best kept secrets when it comes to your skin and hair, so putting it into our Apothecary Box scrub simply just made sense. Scrubs, in general, are great for your skin. &nbs... read more.

Mayernik Garden 002 - New Jersey Garden

By Matt, Posted in Garden

Flashback 4 few years:  When Shannon and I first embarked on our gardening journey, we knew very little about how much it could mean for our lives as a whole.  We had recently moved into a new home, one with a much larger yard than we had before.  We decided that picking up on an ongoing hobby would be good for us, and it would be something we could do together.  After our first spring/summer adventure, we knew that this could not only keep us busy, but could also present an entire life... read more.

Homemade Vegan Soap - Almost Edible

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies

Mayernik Kitchen Homemade Vegan Soap will be part of the February Out of the Woods Apothecary Box (sold seperately for $6.50 a bar) Organic Geranium with Dried Organic Roses Organic Peppermint with Organic Cacao  Organic Cinnamon Bark with Fresh Orange Zest  Over the last few months, I’ve been slowly transitioning my everyday life to a wholly natural, organic lifestyle.  Aside from eating this way, there are so many other habits we can form in order to ensure we are living the... read more.

Cranberries - The Powerhouse Berry

By Shannon, Posted in Food Profile

I know most people – especially in the Northeast – love the summer months.  And rightfully so: the warm weather, the beach, the parks.  Summer is awesome.  However, my heart will forever belong to the cooler months.  I love my warm sweaters.  I love my boots.  I love everything about the fall and winter.  On the top of my cooler weather list is the growth of one of my absolute favorites:  cranberries.  These tangy little treats are a staple for many p... read more.

Mayernik Garden 001 - New Jersey Garden

By Matt, Posted in Garden

Welcome to the Mayernik Garden Blog Series! We hope to update you twice monthly (maybe more in the summer) about what's going on in the Maryernik Garden.  All great endeavors need to start from a simple idea, a workable plan.  For the Mayernik Kitchen, our simple idea was to grow a few items in our garden – basic herbs and ingredients that we use often and could cut back on purchasing.  When Shannon and I began gardening a few years ago, we never imagined how successful we would be. &n... read more.