Sprouting 101

Homemade Sprouting Jars {tutorial} Sprouting always brings back memories of my childhood when my mother sprouted her own seeds and legumes and made homemade yogurt.  It felt to be a cross between a frugal-DIY effort and a vestige of a more hippie-laden time.  Regardless of motivation, it was standard practice in my household.  Fast forward to … Continue reading Sprouting 101

Epsom Salt

Of late there has been much controversy over the use of Epsom Salt. We are reposting this article we did a few years ago for Epsom Salt has some redeeming qualities. We primarily use it in the garden's. Epsom Salt. Epsom salt, chemically known as heptahydrate epsomite, derives its name from the acidic salty spring … Continue reading Epsom Salt

Avocados: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Avocados are a stone fruit with a creamy texture that grow in warm climates and are often a feature of Mexican and South American cuisine. Also known as an alligator pear or butter fruit, the versatile avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). Avocados are a … Continue reading Avocados: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Is Avocado Good for Diabetes?

The humble avocado, shunned for years during the fat-free diet craze of the 1990's, may have finally hit its stride. No longer just for guacamole, this nutritious fruit is popping up as a healthy addition to various diet plans. But can people with diabetes eat this food? It turns out that avocados are not only … Continue reading Is Avocado Good for Diabetes?

Plant A Terrarium In A Jar

How To Plant a Terrarium in a Jar We're pretty into plants around here and have a lot of experience with succulents and container gardens. Beautiful terrariums keep popping up online and out in the world and we've been lusting after them, wanting to make one but for some reason found the whole idea of building a terrarium … Continue reading Plant A Terrarium In A Jar

13 ~ Natural, Homemade Ointments and Antiseptics to Make and Use At Home

Our Recipes First - Aid Antiseptic Here is an all-natural solution with germ-killing properties that will help soothe a minor cut or abrasion. Be sure to wash the affected area well before applying it. 2 ounces Calendula Ointment {below} 40 drops lavender essential oil 20 drops tea tree essential oil 10 drops chamomile essential oil … Continue reading 13 ~ Natural, Homemade Ointments and Antiseptics to Make and Use At Home

The Medicine Woman’s Larder – Olive Oil – Keep your engine running smoothly.

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The Medicine Woman’s Larder – Olive Oil – Keep your engine running smoothly.

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For many years fats were considered to be the baddy in the diet and recently it was interesting to see that for the vast majority of the population the difference between healthy and unhealthy fats was still a mystery despite all the health campaigns.

The right fats are essential for nearly all our bodily functions and they provide a massive amount of nutrients that play a vital role in the processes going on in our body 24 hours a day.

Lo and behold the ‘experts’ have now retracted their ill founded advice about dropping all fats and replacing with carbohydrates and low fat options in favour of a higher fat diet.. provided those fats are not trans fats in industrially produced foods.

Having said…

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