We don’t make a habit of telling you items to buy. This blog is about recipes, DIY projects and helpful tips but the E-Cloths are changing our lives and so we had to pass it on to our readers. We didn’t believe it. It was just too good to be true. If someone told you there was an easier way to clean windows, even in direct sun, with no streaking, AND the product was reusable up to 300 times making it environmentally friendly, would YOU believe it? Exactly. We didn’t either. Until we tried e-cloths! [Read more…]
It was only a short time ago that I was sharing how I harvest my vegetables and how to prepare my garden for winter, and already it’s time to start working on those pesky weeds! Pulling weeds is not anyone’s favorite thing to do, and there are hard-to-get-to spots in every garden. Here’s an easy solution. Natural Weed Killer – this stuff REALLY works and isn’t harmful to you or animals. [Read more…]
Chaga grows on birch trees near my home in northern Maine and is not very attractive, but the health benefits of chaga are extremely attractive. I have heard it said that we will find in nature what we need to maintain or heal our health. I’ve also heard that the things that heal us resemble what they’re curing. [Read more…]
Coconut oil is gaining in popularity. We’re here to tell you just how awesome it is! There are many benefits of coconut oil and so many uses for it – all of them benefit your health and your body. Some people worry about the high-fat content of coconut oil.
Yup, coconut oil is high in fat. GOOD FAT! Our bodies need good fats to properly function and maintain metabolic balance. Your body recognizes coconut oil for what it is: REAL! Everyone should be using coconut oil daily — in your body, on your body, for your body. Below are several ways to use coconut oil for a healthier you. [Read more…]
Yay! Color is here! It’s been a loooooong winter. It’s even longer when you garden in Maine, but it’s so rewarding to take a tiny seed and have it grow into a gorgeous flower or a delicious vegetable. [Read more…]
Here’s an easy recipe for making your own Kombucha! Kombucha is a healthy fermented beverage that is nutrient-dense with a slightly sweet taste. Many people drink this for it’s ability to remove toxins and recreate healthy probiotics in their intestines. Grocery stores charge approximately $3.50 per bottle. With this recipe after your “brew” is started, you can make a gallon for less than that!! Here’s what to do:
I purchase vanilla beans from a food co-op. Do yourself a favor and get organic. It’s just the right thing to do! Slice two or three beans lengthwise. Do not cut them in half. The goal is to just open them so the alcohol can mingle with the inside of the beans.
This is how I make it: [Read more…]
Ha ha!! Healthy and brownies in the same title! My sister Chris challenged me to come up with a healthy brownie recipe a few weeks ago after she published her own healthy brownie recipe. She nailed it when she said that I’m an organic, natural kind-of person. I like that she makes me think and urges me outside my comfy box, but — gee, I’ve got stuff going on and little time to come up with a wa-zoo recipe! Ah, the pressure…. Tis the season for pumpkins, however; and adding veggies to dessert makes it healthy automatically, in my opinion. Right? Right?
Anyway, following is my response:
Pumpkin Seeds are one of the best parts of Halloween! There’s nothing like slow roasting pumpkin seeds on a cool crisp October day while the family carves their pumpkins and decorate for the Fall. Below is my recipe for how to roast pumpkin seeds:
1. Select a pumpkin.
Remove the insides (pulp and seeds). Creating a jack-o-lantern is optional but a lot of fun!
I have had eczema off and on for 20 years. Sometimes it is a tiny little spot that lasts a few days and others it is a few more spots. I’ve never had hand eczema as bad as this last time though! Wow, it has taken over a month for any relief. I’ve tried the steroids doctors give for eczema, over the counter creams that normally work, and nothing would touch this… until I tried Aloe Vera! I strongly feel that Aloe Vera is a natural remedy and cure for hand eczema.