Posts made in May, 2013

May Link Love 2013

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Monthly Link Love | 2 comments

May Link Love 2013

May has been an exciting and beautiful month here in Colorado. My first year of graduate school (of three total) has come to an end and Spring has finally arrived! The trees are blooming and so are the plants in our community garden plot–something that my husband and I didn’t even realize was available to us until a few weeks ago. We now have access to a free (!) 10×10 foot plot where we are growing kale, collards, spinach, swiss chard, pickles, acorn squash, tomatoes, dill, parsley, basil, cilantro, oregano, thyme, and calendula! We are very excited to be growing some of our own food for the upcoming season! May has also brought with it the promise of free time for me focus on a new business venture! Starting later this Summer I will be opening an Etsy store in which I’ll be selling homemade skincare products. Please stay tuned for more updates on this exciting new development! For today, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite blog articles from the month of May! Real Food 7 Day Bone Broth How to Make & Eat Dandelion Fritters How to Make Your Own Cultured Sour Cream The Ugly (& Unhealthy) Truth About Vegetable Oils 5 Benefits of Ginger, Turmeric, & Cardamom & How to Make Them Pickled Fermented Foods: Top 8 Reasons to Eat Them Lavender Lemonade With Raw Honey 7 Ways to Use Broccoli Stalks Flippable & Fluffy Grain-Free Pancakes Mint Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream (dairy-free) Skincare Switching to a More Natural Skincare Routine How to Use Honey as a Cleanser DIY All-Natural Detoxifying Deodorant Homemade Sunscreen Lotion Bars  Homemade Soft Hands Scrub Natural Skin Toners that are Easy to Make Considering the time of year, I thought I’d throw in a few links this month to fun gardening posts! Are you planting a garden this year? What are you looking forward to growing? Garden 14 Reasons to Have Compost Worms Thirty Minute Thirty Dollar Raised Bed Garden Thanks, everyone, for checking out this month’s Link Love article! I hope you are all enjoying the milder, and in some cases rainy, weather. As I mentioned above, stay tuned for more info on my new and upcoming line of homemade skincare products that I’ll be launching later this Summer! In the meantime, Happy Spring!...

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Making & Using Herbal Infused Oils: Calendula & Olive Oil

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Blog, DIY Beauty, Recipes | 7 comments

Making & Using Herbal Infused Oils: Calendula & Olive Oil

Herbal infused oils make a wonderful addition to homemade skincare products, massage oil, or a hot bath. Learn how to make your own homemade herbal infused oils and read about how to use them!

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Brewing Dandelion Wine & Eating Dandelions

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Blog, Fermentation, Recipes | 4 comments

Brewing Dandelion Wine & Eating Dandelions

The dandelion is special in that all of its parts are edible: leaves, flowers, and roots! Full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, the dandelion could easily be considered a super-food! Learn how to brew dandelion wine and several different ways to prepare and eat this nutrient-dense plant!

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Homemade Vanilla Extract & 10 Ways to Use It

Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Blog, Fermentation, Recipes | 16 comments

Homemade Vanilla Extract & 10 Ways to Use It

Making homemade vanilla extract is simple and very cost-effective. Learn about all the delicious ways you can use your homemade extract.

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Organic Coconut Maple Granola

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Blog, Recipes | 9 comments

Organic Coconut Maple Granola

Homemade granola is delicious and super simple to make. With its subtle sweetness and satisfying crunch, this gluten-free recipe will not disappoint!

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