An Apple a Day

Okay, so getting back to the Raw Foods Pyramid and more specifically  the lessons that ROYGBIV taught us about nutrition, we’re gonna start looking at these foods by color…starting with red…and working through the alphabet because I’m obsessive-compulsive like that.       We all know what an apple is…(even though many of us areContinue reading “An Apple a Day”

Making the Perfect Raspberry Baked Oatmeal

The perfect raspberry baked oatmeal is warm, cozy and comforting…has a refreshingly sweet tart flavor…and is super easy to make…the perfect combination of almonds, lemon flavoring, vanilla, and berries with an absolutely heavenly smell. Eating baked raspberry oatmeal is almost like eating dessert for breakfast…but this dish is actually a great source of vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, zinc,Continue reading “Making the Perfect Raspberry Baked Oatmeal”

Essential Oils and Sleep

Chamomile; German Chamomile; Hungarian Chamomile; Camomile; Matricaria recutita; Chamomilla recutita; Matricaria chamomilla is a member of the Aster Family, Asteraceae or Compositae, the dried flowewrs of which are one of the most well-known herbal teas of commerece, valued for flavor, mild anti-inflammatory activity, and a calming effect. Many essential oils out there can help youContinue reading “Essential Oils and Sleep”

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”

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”

Container Gardening…The Which

T So if you’ve ordered every seed catalog from my list of seed catalogs like I just have, I think that we will soon be way overwhelmed with pages and pages of awesome annuals and perfect perennials,…become even more jealous of those people who actually have seemed to have mastered this whole gardening things…give up…andContinue reading “Container Gardening…The Which”

Making a List…Checking It Twice

  I hate shopping….and I hate spending alot of money not sure that it will be worth it or not. And at this point in my gardening dreams, I want to be able to get as many creative ideas and as much inspiration as possible without spending a single penny that I don’t have to.Continue reading “Making a List…Checking It Twice”

Finding the Perfect Pot to Pea In

One of my goals for this spring and summer are to grow my own veggies, flowers, and herbs…hopefully without killing them. So obviously if I am going to do that, I will first have to find the perfect pot to pea in, right?! When shopping for containers to grow your plants in, there are severalContinue reading “Finding the Perfect Pot to Pea In”

Farmer Brown Went to Town

It may seem that buying organic produce is so much more expensive that “regular” produce, but there are ways to keep switching to organic produce less expensive. Let’s take a look…     *********** Food Coops One way that you can possibly start buying organic foods for far less is to join a food co-op.Continue reading “Farmer Brown Went to Town”

Cream of the Crop…Fruit

Buying organic foods can be awfully expensive…;and most of us don’t want to blow out paychecks at the grocery store…so which foods are best to buy organic form…and which can you skimp and buy the “normal stuff.” Let’s take a look…starting with fruit. ************ Cherries Even though organic cherries can be quite expensive, it’s importantContinue reading “Cream of the Crop…Fruit”