It's been a hard year. As I begin to look back and reflect upon 2010, and anticipate celebrating Christmas this year, my heart is a bit heavy. It feels as though this year has been one of loss, struggle and... Read More
This is the last of the 3-day Green Christmas event, and today I want to share with you some options for children and the men in your life (because goodness, aren't they always the hardest ones to buy for?)... Oompa--... Read More
Welcome to Day 2 of Green Christmas, where I'm featuring some great "green" companies and products for more sustainable gift giving this holiday season! You can learn more about how and why I decided to run this series and what... Read More
Wouldn't it be nice to stay away from the mall and the big-box stores this holiday season? To support some smaller companies, and be able to choose more natural, earth-friendly and unique gifts for your loved ones? Green Christmas is... Read More
Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer The holidays are in full swing, and along with holidays usually come guests. It is a blessing to host others in our homes, whether for a week night family dinner, weekend party, or small... Read More
Garlic has stolen my heart as an organic gardener, because it is hands down one of the easiest and most reliable crops that I've grown so far. For some reason, I initially had this idea that garlic was only for... Read More
During the holidays, main dish entrees are the belle of the ball. This is one of the few times of the year when we really go all out with time-consuming meals, expensive ingredients and make fancier courses that will knock... Read More
I grew up eating a "wife-saver" casserole each Christmas morning, with eggs and bacon and Corn Flakes crumbled on top. It was delicious and hearty, and best of all, my mom could make it the the day before and pop... Read More
Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Christmas is coming…soon! It’s a huge, commercial, and expensive holiday. Many families spend well over $1000, and some far more than that, on Christmas presents and paraphernalia every year. For families who are trying... Read More
Written by Meg, Contributing Writer With the holidays nearly upon us, I know many of us are already thinking of the many gifts we are preparing to share with others this season. If you're like me, you also have the... Read More
With fall and cooler weather comes the return of soup simmering on my stove. Too hot for summer dining, it is just the perfect, warming end to a crisp autumn day, and so soup begins to find its way back... Read More
With all that I've been learning over the past few years about toxic materials in my various pots, pans and muffin tins, it has been so refreshing to find a safe alternative that I love using! I've discovered that high-quality... Read More
Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer What and When is Advent? The word "advent" means arrival or coming in Latin. Specifically, it relates to the coming of the Christ at the incarnation. Advent is celebrated in the weeks leading up to the... Read More
Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer For so long I avoided cast iron because I was intimidated by the seasoning and care process that I had read about. Then my husband came home and surprised me one day with a cast... Read More
In light of the growing interest in more natural and environmentally friendly products over the past several years, the number of cleaning products lining the shelves of your local health food store (and even conventional stores) has grown enormously! For... Read More
Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer It never ceases to amaze me just how much joy a simple act of kindness can bring. A thoughtful card often takes very little effort, yet provides so much encouragement. Taking the time to... Read More
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