Lavender is such a useful and beautiful flower.  It can be used for body, mind and spirit as it has tranquil and pure properties that are useful in calming and cleaning both your body and your home.  Fresh flowers make a wonderful… Read More

Fragrant rose petals are used to make a volatile oil or “Attar of Roses.” Which can also be used to make rosewater.  Use only fresh unbruised petals that have been picked in the morning after the dew has evaporated but before the… Read More

Happy Mother’s Day!  This weekend celebrate and honor your Mom with a  bit of self care for both her and yourself.  Taking time out to be thankful for the Mother you had or have is important.  Many of the qualities we love… Read More

I just got home from Asheville, NC and the Mother Earth News Fair where I gave a talk on “How to grow and use Luffa Sponges”  Here is some of the information I presented. Many people are surprised and delighted to learn that a… Read More

Hair Smoothies

  Everyone loves a good smoothie — they are quick, healthy and refreshing!  They also a way to get a healthy dose of fruits, veggies and protein.  Smoothies can also be a treat for your hair that your locks will love to… Read More

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On my recent trip to the island of Kauai,  I was lucky enough to visit a salt company – they sell a variety of culinary salts featuring the Hawaiian red salt produced on the islands. This mineral…

I am back from Texas and my talk at  the Mother Earth News Fair event in Belton, Texas.  I thought I would share a few of the recipes I presented there.  Garden plants have been used for centuries to cleanse, nourish, and treat… Read More

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This is the year to celebrate all things Hops as it was chosen as the 2018 International Herb of the year.  Hops may best be known for giving your favorite IPA a bitter taste they are also…

I love to make my own gifts and these “Bath Bombs” are perfect for everyone on your list who loves a good bubbly soak! Bath bombs are everywhere lately and some can be a bit pricey but they are super simple to… Read More

I know all you modern farm girls  love corn – it is one of the most versatile of the natural grains and can be used from head to toe to keep your skin clean, soft and comfortable. Corn often gets a bad… Read More