Butterscotch Pumpkin Cookies

The leaves have fallen along with the temperatures and now is the time to think about some holiday baking. Here’s a great seasonal cookie that will use up any leftover pumpkin you may still have hanging out in your refrigerator. Simply mash your cooked leftover pumpkin, you only need one cup for this recipe. It […]

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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. […]

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{Guest Post} How to Make Kombucha – A Fermented Tea Recipe

Desiree Fleck of ReGrowRoots

  Kombucha is a delicious effervescent fermented sweetened tea beverage. It has been used for thousands of years to detoxify the body, cleanse the liver, for arthritis pain, and even treat cancer. The Chinese called it an “immortal health elixir”!! To brew kombucha, you will need a SCOBY – symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. […]

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{Food and Gardening} Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients for Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Hey there! I’m another one of the new blog writers from the EcoEtsy team.  I thought the best way for me to introduce myself would be to show you a recipe for homemade chocolate sauce seeing as I am a certified sweetaholic. This simple recipe has become my go-to for an about once a month […]

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{Food and Gardening} Never want to see another zucchini? 2 recipes to help you manage a bountiful harvest.

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Every gardening year I greatly underestimate the producing power of Zucchini.   The seeds look so small and innocent in their pretty little package, and lets face it, in May aren’t you just dying for the taste of something ripe and fresh from the garden? Now that October is here and the last of the garden […]

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{Food and Gardening} Zucchini Bread

The Crazy Zucchini The thing about zucchini is the craziness of its’ nature.  If you sow only one zucchini plant, it dies of loneliness.  If you plant two zucchini plants, you die of zucchini overload.  It is most difficult to find a happy medium with the ubiquitous veggie.  And if you have so foolishly and exuberantly […]

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[Food & Gardening} Basil- Going Beyond Pesto

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Ahh, September. The weather hasn’t yet turned cool and gardens here, in North America at least, are in their full glory. Besides the usual tomatoes and overabundance of summer squash, I found myself with a ton of fresh basil this September. Well not a ton, but over 5 pounds and considering how light basil leaves […]

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