Purple Dead Nettle.

Purple Dead Nettle Uses, Benefits, and Recipes

Purple dead nettle may be a weed, but it has more health benefits than many veggies in your garden. Keep reading to see purple dead nettle uses, benefits, and some great medicinal and culinary recipes.

Homemade Mint Extract Recipe

I’ve signed up for National Blog Posting Month which means I’m blogging every day of November, 2013. Is this crazy? Possibly, but I love a challenge. I mentioned this homemade

Tangerine Scrub from www.healthygreenkitchen.com

Tangerine Sugar Body Scrub

I love making homemade body products, and scrubs made with sugar (or salt) are particularly easy to put together. They are pretty inexpensive and another plus: they’re free of the

diy sriracha from Healthy Green Kitchen

Homemade Sriracha

Yes, I am aware that it’s Valentine’s Day, and that today I am “supposed to” post about cookies, or something chocolate-related, or maybe a romantic dish you could cook for

herbal bath salts

Homemade Bath Salts

The holidays are closing in fast at this point- Hanukkah begins tonight, in fact. I’ve got another simple, yet lovely, homemade gift idea for you, though…one you can throw together

Thai-Inspired Cashew Brittle

A couple of months ago, the incredibly nice folks at Lark Crafts sent me a book called Sweet Confections: Beautiful Candy to Make at Home. In a card enclosed with

Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub

As promised, I am back with another DIY holiday gift idea: a homemade Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub that smooths and nourishes the skin. I’m a total sucker for natural sugar

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Concord Grape Jam

I bought these local concord grapes earlier this week. I had visions of using them in Jennie’s muffins…a recipe I’ve had my eye on for a long time. But that

homemade garlic chile sauce

DIY Garlic Chile Sauce

I am kind of addicted to chile sauces. It’s true! I dab spicy condiments onto pretty much everything I eat. My goal with this recipe was to create something akin

Ginger Lemongrass Simple Syrup

Though I try to limit the sugar in my diet, I have lately become obsessed with making homemade simple syrups. I love infusing them with herbs from my garden…the flavor

Strawberry Black Pepper Soda

At the risk of sounding like a cliché, where did the summer go??? It certainly flew by for us Abramsons…my kids go back to school tomorrow. As brief as the

peach-jam

Peach and Anise Hyssop Jam

I made this jam over the weekend with local peaches and anise hyssop from my herb garden. I loved it for brunch yesterday with homemade popovers. I am having a

Rose Petal and Lemon Balm Jelly

A month or so ago, when my roses were in full bloom, I plucked what seemed like an awful lot of petals and set them aside to dry. My intention

Brown Sugar Coconut Oil Foot Scrub

I haven’t shared an Eco-Friendly Friday post for a couple of weeks (last Friday was a Charcutepalooza posting day), so today I’ve got something cool for you…a DIY all-natural foot

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Homemade Merguez Sausage

I once had a bad experience with lamb. I don’t remember the particular occasion; I just know I’ve spent all the years since professing a strong dislike for any food

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

This month’s Charcutepalooza challenge (dreamed up by meat mavens Cathy and Kim) was to try our hands at grinding meat, and then turn it into sausage. Like pretty much everything