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.

How to Make and Store Dried Tomatoes

With the growing season quickly coming to a close, I’ve got a glut of San Marzano tomatoes right now. Seems like the perfect time to try sun-drying them. After reading

Summer Fun + Cold Cucumber Soup

It’s been almost a month since I last wrote a blog post: I don’t think I’ve ever taken this long of a break! Why the silence? No particular reason except

Why and How To Compost

Once a month, I feature a chapter from my book and partner with the folks from MightyNest on a related giveaway. This month, we’re focusing on why and how to

Organic Container Gardening

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Organic Choice. All opinions are 100% mine. As I mentioned in a recent post, we purchased our home because

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

Let’s Waste Less Food (#SAVEITSUNDAY)

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Glad in conjunction with their #SAVEITSUNDAY program. With #SAVEITSUNDAY, Glad hopes to educate the public about the consequences of food waste, and I am

Strawberry Rose Lassi from www.healthygreenkitchen.com

Strawberry Rose Lassi

*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Burt’s Bees. I am being compensated to develop a recipe and share information about the Wild For Bees Campaign with you; all opinions expressed

Lilac Honey

Lilac Honey

Did you know that lilacs are edible? They are so crazy beautiful and they smell SO good…I absolutely swoon when my bushes begin to bloom. I get a big sad

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

seed garlic

How to Grow Your Own Garlic

My whole family adores garlic… I use it in my cooking just about every day and my 10 year old daughter even eats it raw! In order to have a

One Simple Change: Grow Your Own

Welcome to my 24th One Simple Change post, my friends! {New here? Wondering what the heck is One Simple Change? It’s my year-long series of posts that focus on small

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

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

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