Category: Healthy Eating & Living

Can you keep a China-free home? The challenges of buying American: Part 2

Can you keep a China-free home? The challenges of buying American: Part 2
Last week I was talking about the alarming rise of Chinese imports in the U.S., including food items, and just how difficult it is to keep your home free of these foreign goods. While it may not always be an easy path to follow, I don’t like supporting another country over my own if given... Read more »

Can you keep a China-free home? The challenges of buying American: Part 1

Can you keep a China-free home? The challenges of buying American: Part 1
About a month ago my husband and I were discussing something or other when we stumbled across a major revelation: “I hate bed skirts,” he said. To me, someone who has had bed skirts and used them to hide storage bins under the bed for pretty much her entire life, this came as quite a... Read more »

How to Spot the Fake At Your Local Farmer's Market

How to Spot the Fake At Your Local Farmer's Market
Who doesn’t love throwing some cash in your pocket and some cloth bags on your shoulder, grabbing a cup of coffee, and hitting up an afternoon or weekend farmer’s market? I know I sure do….I look forward all winter long to the time in late spring/early summer when the markets will start to open again.... Read more »
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Great Tools (and Gift Ideas!) For Making the Kitchen Zero-Waste and the Home Non-Toxic

Great Tools (and Gift Ideas!) For Making the Kitchen Zero-Waste and the Home Non-Toxic
During the chilly winter season I find myself spending lots of time staying cozy at home. With the holidays just around the corner, even more of that time is spent in my kitchen participating in two of my favorite activites – cooking and baking. But I find the modern world I cook and bake in a... Read more »

Choosing Self-Sufficiency in A Consumer Society

Choosing Self-Sufficiency in A Consumer Society
Adjusting to my new job has been an interesting process. Even though it was only a couple of months I’d had a completely free and open schedule, in that short period of time I seemed to have forgotten the basics of time management. Until recently I’d found myself scrambling over the past few months to... Read more »

Making the Decision to Switch to Raw Milk

Making the Decision to Switch to Raw Milk
I have long been an avid dairy drinker. Right up until a couple of months I was consuming over a gallon a week of milk, sometimes close to two. This was a pretty big problem. Of course, I didn’t originally see it as a problem. I loved milk, and since I wasn’t lactose intolerant, what... Read more »
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