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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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Rodelle Organic Vanilla Extract: Free Warm and Fuzzies

organic vanilla extract

As the first snow fall of the season blows and blusters about outside and the tinkling bells of snow plow back-up signals set the mood for the coming holidays I was hit by a rather warm comforting surprise. I was staring blankly in my spice cupboard while forging for an early morning snack when my gaze fell on the back of a bottle of Rodelle vanilla extract. I had splurged a bit on … Continue Reading »

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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 »

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My Water Kefir Recipe: a Fermentation Experiment

water kefir grains for making water kefir

I went to a local fermentation meetup group about a year ago, eager to learn more about how to make kombucha tea at home, and in the process I stumbled across a “new” (at least to me) type of fermented drink called water kefir. Water kefir has actually been around for thousands of years and goes by many different names including Japanese water crystals. The girl who had brewed this tasty lightly carbonated … Continue Reading »

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Enjoy a Healthy Summer Treat: Our Chai Tea Smoothie Recipe

our chai tea smoothie recipe

I love a good cup of chai tea on a cold winter morning. Black tea has antioxidants that help the body to eliminate free radicals from the body, thus fighting colds and flu, heart disease, and possibly even cancer, but when you have some delicious organic chai to sample when the weather heats up it’s a bit of a dilemma. Thank goodness for the noggin’ using person who thought of iced chai tea! … Continue Reading »

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Can You Dehydrate Green Smoothies? You Betcha!

dehydrate green smoothie

Someone asked me the other day “can you dehydrate green smoothies?” It got me thinking and the answer is of course you can. The easiest way to dehydrate green smoothies is to calculate the coefficient of friction by dividing the volume of smoothie in Liters by the Square Root of Pi… well ok it might be even easier than that (and more fun if advanced math gives you the willies). Just take your … Continue Reading »

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Egg Dyeing Tips and Recipes Using Natural Plant Dyes

using natural plant dyes for easter eggs

Are you looking for more natural egg dyeing tips or recipes this Easter? Just look in your back yard or even refrigerator! Natural plant dyes made from roots, nuts, flowers and berries have been used for ages before we had the unfriendly red dye number whatever. Plus it is much more fun to experiment with a handful of red cabbage from your fridge than using chemically made dyes – kids love to be … Continue Reading »

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The Smoothie You Can Chew: Our First Green Smoothie Recipe

green smoothie recipe

If you’ve read my green smoothie inspiration you’ll know our recent adventure into the world of green smoothies has begun with a splash. And true to our kitchen creative nature we had to do some tinkering with the basic green smoothie recipe from the video. We’ve discovered the fun and versatility of making green smoothies, and to my surprise we now have kids who can’t wait to eat their green leafy vegetables – … Continue Reading »

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