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So You Think You're Buying Organic

Right!  When I wrote The Politics of Food I didn't know there was a book (and entire movement) with the same title.   Find out more here. After my rant on Monday I decided to continue with a bit of revelation as to what organic consumers are actually consuming.  I'm not judging because I used some of these very products without know what's really going on. "Educate…See More
Apr 6, 2012
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Natural and Organic Pest Control

Back to the BasicsI grow my own veggies so that I'm not poisoning myself or my family with gmo, chemical and pesticide laden produce.  I admit, growing an organic garden is not easy!  I have battled flea beetles, tomato hornworms, aphid infestations, powdery mildew and cut worms.  I've used organic pest control solutions that work and several that absolutely did not.  Below are a few recipes that have worked for me.Neem…See More
Mar 5, 2012
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Vanishing Bees

Wow!  I watched a movie today that just blew my mind.  Check out the website for Vanishing of the Bees.  Here's a quick clip: Bees are essential to food production.  Bees are important in maintaining a balance ecosystem.  As I continue to research bees I'll be posting about the benefits of bees.More info:http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/See More
Jan 5, 2012
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Apricot Cranberry Jelly

I'm not sure where I picked up this recipe but it's delicious!  I made it for New Year's Eve.Apricot and Cranberry JellyTime to prepare: 25 minsIngredients:2 cups water2 cups sugar4 cups cranberries1 cup chopped dried apricots1 orange, zestedDirections:Boil the water and sugar together for 5 minutes. Add the cranberries and apricots. Simmer until the cranberry skins burst, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the orange zest and cool.To can: sterilize and prepare appropriate jars.  Add jelly to warm…See More
Jan 3, 2012
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Dec 31, 2011
Marianne Smith commented on Daisy's blog post Make Your Own Beauty Products
"Excellent post.  DIY beauty products are easy to make and so much better for your skin (and body)."
Dec 28, 2011
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Eco-Friendly and Budget-Friendly Gift Giving

Christmas is right around the corner.  Every year the news reports of crazy shoppers and over-consumption around this time.  This year I have a few ideas for Eco-Friendly gifts, all of which are Made in the USA. Whether handmade, homemade, locally grown or locally produced, why not try something new this year.DIY Lotions and Soap:  There are literally hundreds of recipes available online to make your own cosmetics and toiletries.  Most recipes don't require special equipment or fancy…See More
Dec 10, 2011

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So You Think You're Buying Organic

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Right!  When I wrote The Politics of Food I didn't know there was a book (and entire movement) with the same title.  

Find out more here.



After my rant on Monday I decided to continue with a bit of revelation as to what organic consumers are actually consuming.  I'm not judging because I used some of these very products without know what's really going…

Continue

Natural and Organic Pest Control

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Back to the Basics

I grow my own veggies so that I'm not poisoning myself or my family with gmo, chemical and pesticide laden produce. 



I admit, growing an organic garden is not easy!  I have battled flea beetles, tomato hornworms, aphid infestations, powdery mildew and cut worms.  I've used organic pest control solutions that work and several that absolutely did not.  Below are a few recipes that have…

Continue

Vanishing Bees

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Wow!  I watched a movie today that just blew my mind.  Check out the website for Vanishing of the Bees. 



Here's a quick clip:





Bees are essential to food production.  Bees are important in…

Continue

Apricot Cranberry Jelly

Posted on January 2, 2012 at 8:13pm 0 Comments

I'm not sure where I picked up this recipe but it's delicious!  I made it for New Year's Eve.

Apricot and Cranberry Jelly

Time to prepare: 25 mins

Ingredients:
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
4 cups cranberries
1 cup chopped dried apricots
1 orange, zested
Directions:
Boil the water and sugar together for 5 minutes. Add the cranberries and apricots. Simmer until the cranberry…
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