DIY: Wonderful, Healthful Yogurt (and a Couple of Recipes)

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I LOVE yogurt! It was introduced to me when I was an adolescent and I admit that I had a hard time getting used to it – why would I get my calcium and healthy vitamins from a tart tasting dairy product when I could drink chocolate milk? I guess you can say that yogurt [...]

We Have a Winner!

You may recall that about two weeks ago we ran a good ol’ fashioned raffle on the Crafty Tutorial post, where you could enter to win the adorable bag that was made in the tutorial. The raffle was “ol’ fashioned” in the sense that the winner’s name was literally pulled from a hat (I love [...]

Crafty Tutorial – How to Make a Necktie Minibag

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Happy Saturday! The necktie hoarder is back with a shiny new tutorial to dispel the winter blahs. And, to make the day even more entertaining, you can enter to win the very bag created in this tutorial! Read through to the end – you’ll get there… This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of machine sewing [...]

EcoTutorials You Will Love: a DIY Project Top-Five Review

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I love to share my own crafting ideas with the world, but when my brain is overloaded (which is often the case these days), I feel the need to reach out to other sources for inspiration.  So, rather than posting a tutorial this week, I decided to post a review of some of my favorites – [...]

The Ubiquitous Lentil and a Great Winter Recipe

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Although the modern vegetarian diet can take advantage of many processed “meat substitutes” with the texture and taste of meat, I find it much more rewarding to utilize earth’s natural bounty of vegetable protein, which is plentiful and diverse. Vegetarian diets in most every culture rely on legumes, particularly lentils, as a mainstay protein source. [...]