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Growing, Harvesting, and Drying Calendula Flowers – With Recipes and Suggestions for Use

Using calendula is very simple and straightforward. This beautiful flowering plant has been widely used throughout history for health, beauty, and as a seasoning or edible decoration in culinary applications. Medicinally, it has been used to aid digestion, calm aching teeth and joints, speed healing of bruises, burns, and wounds, soothe cramps, and reduce fever. …

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The 5 Most Sustainable Kitchen Practices You Can Put Into Place Right Now – No More Rebuying or Replacing – Plus My Top 3 Inexpensive Eco Gifts

There are a lot of opportunities to go sustainable in the kitchen! This is one place where we can take environmentalism into our own hands by buying sustainable products that will last many years if not many lifetimes. I have spent 10 years slowly transforming my kitchen into a greener, more eco-friendly space. I still …

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Traditional Cooking and Living Gift Guide To Encourage a Nourishing Sustainable Homestead

The holidays are fast approaching and it will soon be the season of giving. Although I support and try to practice a minimalist lifestyle I still need some tools to help me facilitate a slow-food, nourishing kitchen and sustainable home. Here, I have curated a list of my favorite gifts. Some have been given to …

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Everyday Elderberry – 29 Uses for Elderberries and a Bonus Recipe for Fresh Elderberry Poached Pears

I only recently started to explore the magical world of elderberries, and there is so much to learn. I wasn’t introduced to elderberries as a child and I didn’t even know about them until about 10 years ago. Now that I know how amazing they are, I scan the Oregon roadside and trails for elderberry …

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Demystifying Sourdough – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Sourdough Starter – Why It’s Better for You and How To Start One

This is your ultimate guide to sourdough starter and becoming a super healthy sourdough baker extraordinaire! Sourdough can seem like a daunting baking challenge, but I’m writing this guide to show you how easy it is. I will explain what sourdough is, how it works, and how to make it work for you. If you …

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All-Natural Cold and Flu Buster – Garlic Plus Oregano

Support your immune system with this all-natural cold and flu buster. We all need a little support during the busy holiday season. This is the first thing I turn to when I feel a little ick coming on. I’m Not a Doctor but I Do Practice What I Preach… Before you read any further please …

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Building a Modern Underground Dwelling To Use as a Family Home

Take a look inside the process of constructing a modern underground dwelling (MUD). Learn about the sustainability and efficiency of a MUD. They are able to stay cool in summer and cozy in winter. They have a wonderful grounding feeling when you enter them and the air is still and quiet, making them a perfect …

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Spring Garlic – From Garden to Table

If you have a garden you should be growing garlic! Growing garlic is so much easier than it looks and rewards you with four amazing seasonal garlic products: April to May — spring garlic June to July — garlic scapes July to August — fresh garlic bulbs September to next year — dried garlic bulbs …

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Whitening, Remineralizing, and Detoxifying Coconut Oil Toothpaste

Taking care of your teeth is as important as what you eat! That’s why I want to share this easy recipe for a naturally whitening, remineralizing, and detoxifying toothpaste that you can make anytime in the comfort of your own home. It’s easy, cost-effective, and so beneficial. Please note that I am not a medical doctor …

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Raising Backyard Chickens for Eggs – Plus a Recipe for Soaked and Fermented Chicken Feed

Increase food security with backyard chickens! Chickens are probably the easiest, most affordable, and most accessible livestock for a small urban farm, homestead, or backyard. They produce eggs and meat with relatively little space, time investment, or cost. Keeping chickens only requires about 10 to 15 minutes of direct attention each day. This is enough …

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