Category Archive for: ‘Recipes’

Natural Homemade Bug Spray Recipe With Essential Oils

All-Natural Bug Spray Recipe

This all-natural bug spray recipe is not only bad for bugs, it’s good for you. Good because it’s super simple. Good because it actually smells nice. And good because it’s not toxic on your skin. All that and it keeps mosquitoes from biting. If you’ve visited recently you would have probably happened by the Citronella CANdle project where you will have learned two things: I hate mosquitoes and love …

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe Via Garden Therapy

Quinoa Tabbouleh: a Beautiful Fresh Herb Salad

Fresh herbs are the star in this fresh and tasty take on Tabbouleh made with quinoa and a splash of lime. Quinoa tabbouleh is simple to make and a great way to use the abundance of herbs that grow in the summer. It’s a fresh side dish that gets better after it marinates for a few hours. Pick the herbs in the …

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Edible Flower Lollies

A Sweet Garden Party Treat: Edible Flower Lollipops

My best friend’s daughter turned one-year-old last weekend and I made up a batch of these edible flower lollipops to give away as favors for her floral-themed party. The guests were amazed by how these turned out and many were surprised to learn that violas are actually edible. Edible flowers are all the rage. They are tasty, of course, but what …

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Edible Violets For Making Homemade Soda Syrup

A Sweet Spring Cocktail, Made with Weeds?

Spring is made even sweeter with the emergence of delicate purple violets, dotting many a lawn and field in most parts of the country. Before you start spraying them, or ripping them out, cursing them as weeds, think about this – violets are not only pretty, but like many wildflowers they are also edible flowers! Harvest them, make a gorgeous …

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Blackberry Coconut Chia Seed Pudding Recipe 3

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are packed with calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, in addition to being a great source of healthy omega-3 fats, protein and fiber. The seeds are tasteless and tiny, so you really notice them much when they are dry. When they are soaked, however, they take on the texture of tapioca pudding. Some people love it, some others hate it, …

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Sore Throat Tea

Natural & Homemade Common Cold Remedies

These tried and true cold remedies really work! I have an adverse reaction to cold medication and some of the symptoms can really be a pain without some sort of relief. Many of them I have been using for years to get through cold and flu season, and I have honed them to help with the varied symptoms brought on …

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