How To Make Pine Needle Tea

We discovered a great tutorial for making pine needle tea, an incredibly healthy beverage that contains 4-5 times the Vitamin C of an orange! This easy, step-by-step tutorial is all you need to make this healthy, refreshing drink. The link follows after our introduction to the topic. An age-old custom in many indigenous cultures for…

10 Health Benefits and Uses For Miso

I often introduce miso in my cooking classes or recommend its use for healing diets. As it is not a common American food staple, I often find that people are reluctant to pay for a tub of miso that will sit in the back of their refrigerator for most of eternity. Coming to embrace the…

DIY: Ice Cream Cone Hanging Planters

One of our favorite family outings in the summertime is to ride our bikes down to the ice cream shop just around sunset. The ride there is quiet and pretty and it ends with a delicious double scoop in a waffle cone. While summer is still a few weeks away -we are ready for it, and what…

How To Make A Homemade Herbal Decongestant

This homemade decongestant is reported to be great for breaking up chest congestion so you can clear it out. Anyone old enough to eat honey can take it (in other words – it’s not for infants). The formula uses all herbal and natural ingredients – and it should have a little bit of a kick…

Make A Month of Green Smoothies in an Hour

Have you gotten on the green smoothie wagon yet? Over the past few years I’ve started making them for breakfast each day. It started out about health and an easy breakfast I could sip as a busy work-from-home-mom, and then I became utterly and completely addicted. I love my daily smoothie! Maybe you’ve wanted try…

Tips for Buying Plants Like a Pro

Garden centers, with their vast collections of plant colors, sizes and shapes, can be intimidating to inexperienced buyers. But you can become a discerning purchaser with a little homework and by quizzing… “Usually, when shopping, I go early before the crowds and also before the staff are worn out,” said Jack McKinnon, a garden coach…