Tag: Nutrition

Wild Violets: For Beauty, Nourishment and Healing

Who isn’t entranced while walking a shady wooded path strewn with a carpet of wild violets? It instantly creates an almost magical atmosphere, intoxicating with the sweet scent of ...

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Backyard Survival Herbs: Dandelion for Health and Pleasure

The nemesis of the “perfect” lawn and the pleasure of little children – the Dandelion is a plant is known to everyone. But do you know of the AMAZING value Dandelio...

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Garlic: A Savory Super Power in Your Health Arsenal

“Oh, honey!  You ate garlic……” Such a whine is heard in our home when my husband eats something containing garlic and I do not.  Basically having a major olfactory ...

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Edible Wild Plants: Lamb’s Quarters – Don’t Weed It, Eat It!

Many vigilant gardeners unwittingly weed things out of their gardens that are just as delicious and nutritious – if not even more so- than the things that they hoe, plant, wate...

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Backyard Survival Herbs- Springing Up Everywhere!

As things start popping out all over, we want to take a look at some natural herbs that you can collect right around the areas you frequent – whether it be a rural plot of land...

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Lard for Life! Rendering Pig Fat for a Nutritional Feast

Lard For Life! I know wayyyyyyyy back in the “good ol’ days” there was an ad that said, “Lard for Life.”  My husband and I saw it in an old magazine in an antique store so...

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Homemade Yogurt – DIY Survival Against the Beasties in Your Gut

Homemade yogurt is good for you and can be a vital aid in keeping you and your family healthy. Best of all, making your own yogurt is not really all that hard.  And with food allerg...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Elderberry – For Taste or Tonic

Winter’s still hanging on and with it, all of the usual germs that thrive in shut-up environments, breeding like crazy in the same warmth we bask in.  No fear –the elderberry pl...

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Get Me Organic! GMOs – Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically modified organisms are taking over the world. All over the globe people are experiencing new diseases and allergies in unprecedented proportions.  The culprit may be wh...

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Bulking Up! – A Guide to Bulk Food Bargains and Storage

Emergency preparedness is not the only good reason to begin buying food in bulk.  First, you can save oodles of money. Secondly, you can have stores of various foods for good times ...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Goldenrod’s Bum Rap

Goldenrod has such a bum rap because when fall allergies flare, people look for who’s to blame.  They see golden yellow flowers and deduce they MUST be the culprit!  And so, the ...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Meet the Powerful Plantain

Did you know that there is an edible and almost magical “weed” which grows freely in backyards, meadows and along roadsides that has a history of use as far back as the a...

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