Make Your Own Seasoning Mixes

Making your own spice mixes is both healthy and frugal.  You know exactly what you’re including in each mix and the cost is reasonable. In this post, JES shares the six seasonings she uses the most in her home. She includes recipes and printable labels that you can put on your jars.  The labels include […]

How to Make Lavender Hot Chocolate

One good thing about winter is that it almost requires a cup of hot chocolate from time to time.  One of the best hot chocolates I’ve enjoyed is Lavender Hot Chocolate. You’ll find a lot of recipes out there for lavender hot chocolate.   I like this one quite a bit.  It uses whole chocolate instead […]

How to Make Your Own Healthy Flavored Vinegars

This is a recipe for a berry-flavored vinegar that would taste great as part of a vinegar and oil dressing. You can make other infused vinegars with garlic, basil, or other herbs. The recipe explains how to make a fruit and oil infusion.  You can also replace the berries with garlic or fresh herbs. Click […]

How to Grow Ginger at Home

You can grow Ginger indoors in commercially prepared potting soil. This post walks you through all of the steps.  By the end of the post you will know how to: Choose the right type of Ginger Find a suitable place Prepare the soil Plant/Grow Ginger Harvest/Prune Ginger Click on the How to Grow Ginger at Home […]

A Recipe for Homemade, Homegrown Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce

If you love easy and healthy ways to spice up your meals then I think you’ll like this recipe for homemade, homegrown cayenne pepper hot sauce Cayenne pepper plants grow well in containers as well as in an outdoor garden.  So no matter what your gardening set-up is you can grow cayenne peppers. In addition […]

Fantastic Naturally Flavored Water

I rarely drink plain water.  I like water with fresh-squeezed orange, lemon or lime juice.  When I saw this post by Nancy of NancyCreative I literally jumped up because I was so excited by the variety of flavored waters she shared!  These are great drink ideas for the Spring, Summer and Fall.  And for dedicated […]

Strawberry Mint Herbal Smoothie

I love smoothies and often have one for breakfast or for an afternoon pick-me-up.  What I like is you can quickly combine a lot of healthy ingredients and they end up tasting so good! This is a Strawberry Mint Herbal Smoothie from Healthy Smoothie Headquarters.  Bananas, strawberries, mint, kale or spinach and several other ingredient […]

15 Refreshing Ways to Use Mint

Mint is such a wonderful herb with a refreshing taste and smell.  In addition to its uses in cooking  and drinks, there are many other applications for mint. Mikey of WiseBread shares 15 different ways to use Mint.  There are uses for health, home care, stress-relief and more.  Very interesting post! Click on the 15 […]

100+ DIY Projects to Make with Fruit Scraps (EBook)

This is a wonderful and creative EBook by JES of the Strangers and Pilgrims On Earth website.  In this 264 page book, she shares over 100 of her personal recipes and tutorials for beauty, cleaning, health, home and food projects using fruit peels and scraps.  The subtitle is An Old Fashioned “Waste Not, Want Not” […]

What To Do When Life Gives You Lots Of Oranges!

Jillee of One Good Thing has pulled together a great list of all the things you can do with oranges. Just a few of the ideas are: Orange Peel Kindling, a Face & Body Exfoliator, Hair Rinse, Migraine Soother, Citrus Vinegar, Orange-Chocolate Brownies, Oranges with Honey, Orange Tea , Orange Maple Butter and a LOT […]