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The Benefits of Eating Seasonally

May 6, 2019
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It’s spring here in sunny South Carolina and for us, the growing season has begun. This is the time of year that local farmer’s markets begin opening around my town. And that means plenty of freshly grown local produce to bring home. There is something wonderful about eating seasonally! Today we live in a time when most produce is shipped into the US from around the world. And…

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Gardening in Small Spaces

April 30, 2019
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Do you live in an apartment or other home that doesn’t have space for a garden? There are still options for gardening in small spaces! It’s the end of April and here in South Carolina. The winter has long been over and we are well into the growing season. It is prime gardening time here in the South! That means there is plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables…

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Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner

June 4, 2017
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I absolutely hate store-bought toilet bowl cleaner! Every time I used one, I could just smell the overwhelming smell of toxic fumes. It got to the point that using toilet bowl cleaner actually made me feel ill. Being an empath who is very energy-sensitive strong chemical smells don’t work well for me! I didn’t want to keep feeling nauseated in my own home for hours after cleaning! So…

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Freezer Cooking

May 25, 2017

Have you ever done any freezer cooking? I had to share this with you because it’s a great tool for saving time…and money! Last week, I realized that I was spending far too much time in the kitchen cooking meals each night, and so I was looking for a way to cut down on my kitchen time so that I can devote my time to other things, like…

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Getting Back to the Kitchen

May 21, 2017

How often do you spend time cooking in the kitchen? In America’s kitchens today, we see a disturbing problem that has been increasing steadily over the last few decades. Fewer and fewer people choose to cook meals, particularly from scratch. We have become a society that is focused on convenience. And that is seen most strongly in the foods we consume regularly. Fast food nation Many find it…

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How to Refresh Wilted Greens

May 16, 2017

Do you hate throwing away food because it’s gone bad? I have had problems for years with wilted greens, but this little trick has really helped a lot! I love to use fresh organic spring greens to make a nice salad from time to time. But one thing that I don’t like going to the refrigerator and finding that my once beautiful spring greens aren’t so lovely anymore.…

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The Importance of Soaking Beans

May 11, 2017

Today I am going to share the virtues of the lowly dried bean. These little gems are full of protein and fiber as well as vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. But, as good for you as they are, they also have a reputation as being the “musical” food. This is because they tend to be difficult on digestion, resulting in some not-so-pleasant gas. It’s why soaking beans is…