The Monsanto Protection Act – Action Plan

The graphic pretty much says it all, but if you’d like to read up on this abomination of a law, try these few articles. The good news is that this is only a temporary law. It is set to expire in 6 months. The bad news is that unless we make an un-ignorable stink, it’s […]

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Vegetarian friendly recipes for Easter and Passover

Whether you”re vegan, carnivore or something in between, the key to eating healthily for the planet and the body is diversity. Finding meat alternatives and ways to use seasonal and local fare are key. Here”s a roundup of some alternative dishes for the traditional Easter and Passover celebration that are bound to please just about […]

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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 […]

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Chocolate Equals Love!

We love chocolate! We love to get it, we love to give it! And remember, Valentine’s Day is one week from today.  During these somewhat gloomy winter days, what could be better than an easy and  delicious chocolate dessert to share with your loved ones?  Before we get to the recipe, I wanted to cover […]

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Seed Swap Day

The last Saturday of January is National Seed Swap day in the US.  Search google for a seed swap near you and get ready to make some trades.  If you are in Canada or Britain you can also search for Seedy Sundays.  Local seed trading is the best, because you can find seeds from plants that […]

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Checking In On Your Food-Based Resolutions

Ladies and gents, it’s January 17th. 17 days into the new year and 17 painful days of getting used to our new routines and resolutions. How are you doing so far? I’m sure there was a pretty ugly period as you detoxed the sugar out of your system or you got up earlier than the […]

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A New Year…for the Birds

Buff Orpington

So what came first the chicken or the egg? A few years back my husband and I decided to have backyard chickens.  I use the word “decided” loosely because there was not a whole lot of thought put into it on our part.  One afternoon, we had a conversation that it would be nice to […]

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Get a Head Start in the Garden with Winter Sowing

Would you like to get a head start on gardening without sacrificing space in your home or apartment? You can Winter sow seeds early outside during the winter by building mini green houses out of used plastic containers, which are all too easy to scavenge. The method called Winter sowing, and it is a very […]

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Walking in the Moonlight

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Winter Gardens A  North Idaho garden at  this time of year is a space of silence and rest.   The snow lies heavy and cold over the garden. A  few stalks of the giant sunflower stand skeletal against the barren snowscape.  As a gardener, I find the winter peaceful, but I miss the outdoor activity of […]

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