Homemade Berry Jam

July 16, 2014 by  

Making the most out of the garden: Homemade Jam We were so happy to find blueberry, blackberry and raspberry bushes in with the other garden plants this year. And even better the bushes produced some fruit for us the first year. Along with the first time growing bushes, we decided we wanted to try another first making jam with our … Continue reading

How to Make Sweet Orange Coconut Oil Soap

June 4, 2014 by  

How to Make Sweet Orange Coconut Oil Soap We are always on the lookout for a new scent of soap and new beauty uses for coconut oil. A scent that is sure to remind of the warmth of a summer day is sweet orange! This soap moisturizes and has a sweet, summery smell. The zesty scent of Orange helps wake … Continue reading

Community Supported Agriculture

April 10, 2014 by  

Community Supported Agriculture provides healthy produce! Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) season is just around the corner. One of the best ways to get involved with sustainable agriculture, to enjoy non-gmo produce, and to support small business is through participating in a CSA! It’s an amazing opportunity to know exactly where your food is produced and to have a personal relationship … Continue reading

Homemade Hummus

March 26, 2014 by  

Homemade Hummus is inexpensive and delicious! Making your own homemade hummus is easy, healthy, and wonderful! The Cooks Next Door share this great recipe. You can easily change it up by adding roasted red pepper, fresh cilantro, or jalapeño for delicious flavor. Hummus not only makes a fabulous snack served with vegetables, pita, or chips, but it also makes a … Continue reading

Avoid GMOs for Healthy Living

March 20, 2014 by  

Avoid GMOs for a healthier life! We have recently been bombarded with information regarding Genetically Modified Organisms commonly known as GMOs. With so much information about GMOs, it can be hard to know how to avoid them, what choices are the best for you family and life, and what to look for when purchasing food or other items. One of … Continue reading

Coconut Oil Beauty Uses

March 12, 2014 by  

10 Uses of Coconut Oil for Beauty! So, let’s talk some more about topical beauty ideas for coconut oil! Often coconut oil is relegated to kitchen uses and recipes, but it’s important to note that there are so many more ideas for adding this healthy oil to your lives. There are great ways to use coconut oil for awesome beauty … Continue reading

Coconut Recipe Round-up

March 6, 2014 by  

Coconut makes for some amazing food! Coconut is a delicious ingredient that adds wonderful flavor to so many dishes. Today we are featuring a round-up of delicious looking coconut recipes! You can find many more recipes when you follow us on pinterest! 1) Coconut Yogurt Village Green Network posted amazing looking recipe – it looks so easy, delicious, and creamy. … Continue reading

Tips for Being Environmentally Conscious

February 26, 2014 by  

Being environmentally conscious begins with small steps! Working towards a more environmentally aware and conscious life can be a daunting task. We are often bombarded with the news of global warming, limited resources, and more. It can easily become an overwhelming idea to affect any change on these concerns. Living a daily green life doesn’t take huge initiatives, but rather an … Continue reading

Eczema Treatment with Coconut Oil

February 20, 2014 by  

Eczema is a common problem and coconut oil can help!   Many people of all ages struggle with a common skin condition called eczema. Winter weather, cold, dry environment, allergies, and family history can all contribute to eczema battles. Eczema is typically an itchy rash and can occur anywhere on the body, but is often found in damp, moist areas … Continue reading

Superfood: Kale!

February 13, 2014 by  

Kale is synonymous with superfood! Everywhere you turn, there are people excited about kale. This leafy grain cruciferous vegetable is packed full of nutrients. It boasts anti-oxidant benefits, has been claimed to have anti-cancer powers, is very high in vitamins including vitamin K and A, and has many  other health assets. Who wouldn’t want to add this amazing vegetable to their … Continue reading

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