The Scoop on Drupes

I debated whether or not to jump to another category or talk about the different types of fruit in this post, but I think that breaking the fruit category into smaller categories will help you as you plan your grocery list and hit the store. So let’s begin by talking about the scoop on drupes…Continue reading “The Scoop on Drupes”

When Life Gives You Lemons, Add Even More

Lord knows, these months and the month or even months have been downright crazy…not to mention stressful.     So what is one way that you can worry less and chill out more?     If you actually read my blog on a regular basis, you will already know what I am about to say…Continue reading “When Life Gives You Lemons, Add Even More”

Essential Oil Diffusers…The What and The Why

Essentiial oil diffusers are a popular method of using essential oils to gain both the relaxation and health-related benefits of that particular oil, or combination of oils…not to mention that they also help “clear” the air and create a pleasantly fragrant environment. This enjoyable and effective way of turning only a few drops of essentialContinue reading “Essential Oil Diffusers…The What and The Why”

Aromatherapy…The Which

Even though aromatherapy is not a “magic ‘cure-all” that some people claim it to be, using essential oil does have its benefits.   But if you’re like me, you have all good intentions to start using essential oils…but get to a store like Whole Foods or Sprouts, where there are way too many essential oilsContinue reading “Aromatherapy…The Which”

Aromatherapy…The Why

Aromatherapy has a claim to fame that runs a wide gamut of “cures what ails you,…medical, spiritual, hygienic and ritualistic purposes…     Essential oils are actually regulated as prescription drugs that can only be administered or prescribed by a doctor in France and certain parts of Western Europe…where aromatherapy and essential oils are appreciatedContinue reading “Aromatherapy…The Why”

If All Else Fails

So what to do if your attempts at container gardening are an epic fail…or while you wait to see if the plants that you do plant actually turn out successful…or if you simply don’t want to go to the trouble of planting your own….or if you don’t have the space to even attempt to growContinue reading “If All Else Fails”

A Watched Pot Never Boils

Yeah, I know…I said that we would crawl our way up the Raw Foods Pyramid one food at a time…one tier at a time… But… My family will never be content to eat nutritional yeast and raw sweet potatoes for the rest of their lives. So instead I have been getting acquainted with all theContinue reading “A Watched Pot Never Boils”

As Warm As Toast

One of my original goals when I began this blog was to discover ways to create and enjoy more of a “natural” lifestyle… But after I started this blog, my husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes… So my focus changed from creating a more natural lifestyle to helping him learn how to cope withContinue reading “As Warm As Toast”

How to De-Funk Your Kitchen—Eliminate

I have heard so many women advise new brides that If you haven’t started dinner before your husband comes home from work, start cooking some onions…and they will think that you have been cooking for hours. I know that times have changed… But onions haven’t changed… And neither have odors throughout your home…unless you doContinue reading “How to De-Funk Your Kitchen—Eliminate”

Oh “Huck,” Where Have You Been

Okay, I just told you to dry your food that you are going to be sauteeing off with a paper towel…and many of you cringed at the thought that I would even dare to have them in my house…aren’t we all “going green” these days? Even though you might be much better off using thisContinue reading “Oh “Huck,” Where Have You Been”