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Oil Cleansing Facial Bar Tutorial: Soap-Free!

The premise behind oil cleansing is that, rather than washing your face with soap or detergent and removing all of the natural oils, you wash your face with a clean oil, which not only removes the old, dirty oils, but replaces them with a clean oil thereby cleansing your skin and moisturizing it at the […]

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Inside the coop

Inside Our Chicken Coop: Lessons learned, Key Features and Tips

Our homesteading adventure began 4 years ago with 5 hens and an old shed-turned-chicken coop. We now have over 50 hens and we sell our extra eggs. We have learned a great deal from experience, from other’s experiences, and from information shared online. Our newest coop is a combination of lessons learned, advice given, and […]

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Lemon Ginger Honey Cold and Flu Remedy

Honey-Lemon-Ginger Cold and Flu Remedy

Cold and flu season has begun, and with it the onslaught of sore throats, aches and coughs. Last week my 4 year old daughter complained bitterly of a sore throat, and no amount of consoling was going to solve it. I didn’t want to turn to a bottle of artificial color, flavor, sugar and other […]

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DIY Solid Perfume

DIY Solid Perfume: Sweet and Sensual Vanilla, Sandalwood and Sweet Orange

All natural, sweet and sensual solid perfume. Forget the $50 bottle of perfume made with toxic ingredients that will make everyone choke as soon as you walk in the room. Make your own in 5 minutes for a fraction of the cost and save yourself, at the very least, a headache. When I stopped using traditional […]

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Whole Wheat Sour Cream Cake Donuts

Whole Wheat Sour Cream Cake Donuts. Mmmmm Good!

I love donuts, and always have.  I don’t love the fact that they are generally fried in trans-fats, made with white flour, and covered in white sugar that is almost guaranteed to be made from GMO sugar beets. How about some donuts that are made using whole wheat flour, fried in coconut oil, and dipped […]

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Hemp Cookies

Healthy and Delicious Hemp Heart Cookies. Gluten-Free!

I am always looking out for healthy snacks for my kids’ school lunches.  I can’t send peanuts to school and incorporating a healthy protein into their lunches is sometimes a challenge.  So what if I told you that you can make a cookie that is high in omegas, high in protein and gluten-free?  And that the kids go […]

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How to Make Yogurt in Mason Jars

How To Make Yogurt in Mason Jars and a Quilt.

Yogurt is, quite simply, super easy to make. As in, you’ll be shaking your head wondering why you haven’t tried it before. There are lots of reasons to make your own: it is economical, healthy, plastic-free, additive/preservative-free, and a good way to use up extra milk before it goes bad. And you don’t need to […]

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Plum Sauce

Tasty Asian-Style Plum Sauce for Dipping or Stir-Frys

This year we were fortunate enough to receive 200 lb of Italian plums from my parents. 200 lb! What to do with 200 lb of plums! With 3 large dehydrators working 24/7, 12 quarts of plums canned, frozen plums, plum jam… I was searching for another recipe to use up some plums before they went […]

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Copy-Cat Campbell’s Tomato Soup with Fresh Tomatoes!

My family gave up Campbell’s soup years ago because of the additives, and then we gave up canned soup altogether when we became more aware of the BPA in the lining of the cans. I make soup from scratch now, and I must admit my children still prefer the flavour of Campbell’s soup to my […]

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Maple Pecan Whole Wheat Cinnamon Buns

Amazing Whole Wheat Cinnamon Buns With Maple Pecan Glaze!

Cinnamon buns are a family favorite around our house. We don’t have them on a regular basis, but when we need a warm, sweet treat I often whip up a batch. I used to make cinnamon buns with, at most, 50% whole wheat flour and 50% white flour. I couldn’t imagine a cinnamon bun tasting good […]

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