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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How to do a mini greenhouse with no budget?

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I would like to thank Tamara of Tlala  for her wonderful post on how to start seeds indoors. Click here to read how to start seeds in egg cartons here. This post is a little different.I am actually very busy this year as always… I am starting seeds indoors and outdoors in mini greenhouses for […]

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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 The Art of Wildcrafted Persimmon Pudding, gluten free

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Many folk have never eaten a persimmon. Some of us may not even know what a persimmon is. So, just in case, now you’ll have some idea about what a persimmon is. This is a basketful full of persimmons in which I was gifted by a friend. It was a really magical gift. On our […]

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DIY The Art of Seed Saving

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Seed saving is an ancient tradition that stretches back to the end of the last ice age at the beginning of agricultural communities. There are many reasons WHY this ancient art has regained popularity in recent years. Such as, an increasing interest in general health and nutrition, an expansive awareness of our natural roots and […]

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Korean Kimchi Recipe by ecokaren

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Fermented food is all the rage these days. Fermented tea (kombucha), fermented pseudo non-dairy yogurt, Kefir, sauerkraut, cucumbers, and….kimchi. For those who never watched M*A*S*H*, Kimchi is a (smelly) fermented pickled cabbage from Korea. And it has been known to be helpful for many things, except for fungal infection in your toes. Just kidding. But […]

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Bacalao with Vianda and Rice {Recipe}

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When Myra and I posted tandem tutorials – how to make disposable bowl with banana leaves and my recycled picnic blanket – I saw her eating lunch in her banana leaf bowl and it looked delicious. And I thought it would be great to explore yummy ethnic dishes, especially if you can buy the ingredients […]

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