Author Archive for: ‘Stephanie’

Grow your own spring salad garden

Grow Your Own Spring Salad Garden

Do you remember the days that salad came as a head of lettuce that you would chop up and add to a salad bowl? It seems that these days, salad is a mix of pre-washed baby leaves in a plastic box. While it is very convenient, you are paying for that convenience in both extra costs and lost nutrients. Do …

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How to Make Gorgeous Honeycomb Soap Bars Easily at Home

A Sweet Homemade Honeycomb Soap Recipe

I’m just buzzing about this honey soap because it was easy to make and it comes with a bit of a secret. While the soap looks like a sticky block of honey straight from the honeycomb, it’s actually an aloe, cucumber, and carrot soap that I’ve mixed with manuka honey and scented with citrus. The trick to this attractive honey …

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How to make these cute Felted Cactus Sweaters

Keep Your Plants Toasty in these Felted Cactus Sweaters

When it’s cold outside, it feels wonderful to wrap yourself up in a warm sweater. The wooly hug that protects you from the cold helps you get through the days of limited sunlight and long nights. Shouldn’t you give your plants the same care? Cacti are warm-weather plants who do not appreciate cold winter temperatures or the lack of light. …

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How to Grow a Tea Garden

Grow a Herbal Tea Garden

Treat yourself to a herbal tea garden this year! Whether you have a small space or large garden, you can always fit in a tea garden. Growing herbs is simple and low maintenance, and they can be used in so many ways. A herbal tea garden moves beyond rosemary, sage, and thyme, to a whole host of sweet and flavorful—and …

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How to make Meyer lemon limoncello

When Life Gives You Meyer Lemons Make Meyer Limoncello

Before you discard the peels of those seasonal Meyer lemons, take a look at this recipe for Meyer limoncello. It’s sweet, aromatic, and tasty. Best of all, it’s easy to make. Start the search for some fresh Meyer lemons and don’t waste a thing by using the rinds to flavor liquor and make a delightful limoncello.  I get all hopped …

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Back To Basics

Getting Back to Basics

There are some things you would never expect a city girl to know. Like canning and preserving home-grown food. Or soap-making. Especially not how to milk a goat and make fresh chevre! Through my re-education in adulthood, I went back to basics to see how our food and products are supposed to be made and tested them against industrialized, convenient …

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