Mustard Seeds and Tumeric

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It saddens me to notice a spice rack collecting dust in a kitchen. For thousands of years, in cultures across the world, spices are not only a yummy addition to everyday meals, but also aid in our digestive capabilities and can help cure and regulate the body in a variety of ways.   Mustard seeds […]

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DIY Wildfoods: Manzanita Sugar

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If you are a foodie who doesn’t get much in the way of sugary sweet treats then manzanita sugar might be the perfect addition to that little something you crave. Autumn is a beautiful time of year in the foothills of Northern California. The leaves of the plentiful trees shift into amazing hues of yellow, […]

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DIY sundried cherry tomatoes

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I actually didn’t grow a garden this year. It is the largest drought recorded in Californian history. Since there are a large selection of small, organic farms to shop from in the area, I decided to leave the expert food suppliers the extra water for down home agriculture.  Then I fell in love. And this […]

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Reduce Reuse Recycle & Waste

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  I am a major advocate for reduce and reuse. I recycle what I have reused so many times it no longer serves, and often I find creative solutions to turning waste into a usable resource. Like my most recent post about making paper. However, there are times that it is simply time to surrender […]

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DIY Make your own Paper Tutorial

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  Making paper is a fun way to reuse old newspapers to create a unique piece of art for a gift.  Not only are you reusing items that would otherwise be wasted, but you are eliminating additional waste that often comes from sending generic gift cards to loved ones. This biodegradable art project is not […]

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DIY Wild-crafted Homemade Herbal Healing Salve

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Happy Earth Day! What a wonderful reason to get out and about into Nature and see what wonderful gifts our Mother Earth has to share. Spring has Sprung. With the season changes, the fresh grasses and budding tree leaves are cloaking Northern California in a beautiful green hue. One special aspect to this time of […]

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DIY Springtime Seedling Garden Starts

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  Springtime is exciting. With the return of the birds and the bees to our neighborhoods, so too is the sun warmer and the day stretching longer. Here in California, our Daylight Saving Time sprung forward extra early this year. However, Spring came early too. Traditionally, Daylight Saving was standardized to meet the needs of […]

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DIY Valentine. A Box of Chocolate

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  Valentines Day is a holiday of mixed meaning for most people. Perhaps the personal attitude a person correlates with this day is directly related to relationship status. I have experienced my own liberating and wonderful Valentine moments filled with heart-felt bliss and passionate kisses. However, I have also found myself in the lonely heart […]

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DIY Holiday Gift Tags

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  For Etsy entrepreneurs and holiday lovers alike, this season can be the busiest time of year. From gift giving to gift unwrapping, the holiday season is full of opportunities to follow the familiar rule of the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  If you are looking for eco savvy methods to get your shop […]

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