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Make It Yourself: Homemade Cultured Butterby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer After decades under scrutiny, butter has finally making its rightful comeback in the kitchen. Traditional cooks knew all along that butter was nourishing and healthy, but only recently has the modern housewife rediscovered this culinary... Read More

Homemade Calendula Oilby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer  Calendula is such an easy and fun flower to grow.  Besides being beautiful to look at, it offers a wealth of beneficial healing properties for your skin.  It is an herb that will definitely earn... Read More

How to Make an Amazing Green Saladby  

We've all had one of those amazing salads, that was so good we just had to keep shoving forkfuls into our mouths. On the other hand, I imagine we've all had a boring salad. Just greens, a veggie or two,... Read More

How to Make Nut Butterby  

If only I had known how quick and easy it was to make my own nut butters, I would have started doing it a long time ago! I think that for most people, the idea of making smooth and creamy... Read More

Making Homemade Hard Lotion with a DIY Lotion and Lip Balm Kitby  

Last summer, I told you how a hard lotion bar helped my eczema, and gave me back my dry hands. More than 6 months later, I still loving using my hard lotion bars. My only problem is that I'm really... Read More

Green Bean Casserole (The Real Food Way)by  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Green Bean Casserole is a staple side dish for many holiday dinners. Tasty green beans, creamy white sauce, and a crunchy topping, make it a well-loved family favorite. Unfortunately, many recipes include canned condensed... Read More

How to Make Your Own (Unrefined) Powdered Sugarby  

Every once in a while, since we switched over to using only unrefined sugars, I miss that fluffy, powdered, white sugar that makes such delicate icings and special treats. Though I have seen some organic icing sugars, I have never... Read More

Herbal Honey: A Sweet Holiday Giftby  

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

Homemade Belly Butter (All-Natural Pampering for Pregnant Mamas)by  

Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer The gift of a child is certainly a blessing and pregnancy can be a wonderful experience.  However, for many of us, the joy and privilege of carrying a new life comes with a few... Read More

Video Blog: How to Make Coconut Milk Kefirby  

Since beginning the GAPS diet back in March, our family has been dairy-free. Although we are currently not on the GAPS diet anymore, through doing the diet we discovered that at least two members of our family react poorly to... Read More

Taking the Mystery Out of Creme Fraiche (What It Is and How to Make It)by  

I love to say it. Creme Fraiche (pronounced "crem fresh"). There's something so gourmet and cultured sounding about it (no pun intended!), and yet it is one of the simplest types of cultured dairy that you can make. Basically, creme... Read More

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