Category Archives: Natural Health

Vegetable Garden Tips and a Gardening Cookbook to Boot

All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook

Spring is still calling… very softly for those of us up north, but when that warm sun teases me through the window I start to get in the mood to play in some dirt and try my hand at growing some nice healthy weeds along with my spinach and basil. Last year I had discovered Square Foot Gardening one of the best selling garden books on Amazon and at the time had noticed … Continue Reading »

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Why I love My Portable Far Infrared Sauna

far portable infrared sauna

Portable Far Infrared Sauna: A Whole Body Spa Vacation Are you ready to sweat out some toxins and get in shape? Or maybe you’re like me and you just crave a little effortless warmth in the winter. I have been so happy with my new Far infrared sauna. I’ve been researching various types of portable saunas for many years now. For me, part of the challenge was affordability; I wanted an affordable luxury, … Continue Reading »

2 Comments Posted in Bodycare Products, Natural Health

Is food grade mineral oil really food safe?

curing bamboo cutting board with mineral oil

I just received a beautiful bamboo cutting board as a gift and I’ve been looking into how to cure it or season it before use. Every where I look suggests using food grade mineral oil to first cure the bamboo cutting board and then re-apply once a month to maintain a good luster. Now my dilemma is this: is mineral oil, even supposedly food grade mineral oil really safe? Here is the definition … Continue Reading »

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Wasabi, Spicy Green Goo or Really Good for You?

homemade wasabi sauce

Wasabi sauce-that strange green spicy pile of goo that you always get when you go out for sushi and usually throw away (at least I usually did-since less than a grain of salt’s worth of the stuff makes my head feel like it’s about to come apart at the seams)—well, I had a bad cold which I think turned into an upper respiratory infection and had a real hankering for some sushi one … Continue Reading »

16 Comments Posted in Natural Health, Sauces

Ahhh Sweet Surrender: A Natural Cough Remedy That Works

maty's natural cough syrup

Winter chills bring sniffles and pills but with this all natural cough remedy, a food based cough syrup you can give your kids some relief without risking harmful over the counter “medicines”. There is nothing worse than hearing one’s child suffer through a winter cold and the hacking night time cough that keeps them tossing and turning all night. It gets to the point where you’ll even consider giving them over-the-counter medications (that … Continue Reading »

7 Comments Posted in Medicinal Products, Natural Health

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe with a Mango Ginger Twist

mango ginger banana bread recipe

A Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Bread Recipe with a Mango Twist and Ginger Surprise Sometimes the best recipe experiments are a result of ingredients that have to be used up before they go bad – that works especially well for a banana bread recipe since you need super ripe bananas – what better way to use up those brown skin beauties. Well this time I not only had a few very ripe bananas … Continue Reading »

11 Comments Posted in Breads, Natural Health, Real Food Recipes

Organic Dog Treats: My Dog Eats Better Than I Do

organic dog treats

Thanks to Big Bark Bakery and their All Natural Bare Bones organic dog treats my dog eats better than I do. Sure we try to eat organic when we can but little Fido (he asked to use a pseudonym for privacy reasons – he’s shy like that) gets the gourmet treatment around here with these mighty tasty organic dog treats. Not that I’ve taken a bite myself to find out, but with ingredients … Continue Reading »

4 Comments Posted in Natural Health, Natural Pet Health, Organic Products

Food Safe Fissler Smooth Edge Can Opener Review

smooth edge can opener from fissler

I just wanted to take a quick moment (while my bean and ham canned soup is cooling down) to share that I love love love my new Fissler Smooth Edge can opener! It took a few minutes when I first got it to figure out how it attaches to the can because a smooth edge can opener is not like your traditional can opener that has plier-like grips – I just remember that … Continue Reading »

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