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Recipe: Organic Marinara Sauce from your backyard

  Well, not exactly from *my* backyard… more like from my local farmer’s backyard. As you all know, the tomatoes in my own yard didn’t take off much this year. We had a lovely crop (and it’s still coming!) which gave us enough tomatoes for fresh salads and straight eating this summer, but not enough of a crop for me to can them into sauce. Knowing this, my hubby came home one night after work with three huge baskets full of local fresh tomatoes from John’s Island… Now if you are smarter than me, you will not begin to make […]

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Ode to a blueberry

  It’s blueberry season here… get ’em while you can!     My lovely friend the blueberry, how do I love thee? 1. I love thee because you are local and native to our country… the perfect food if you are looking to eat locally and eat healthy. 2. I love thee because you are loaded in fiber, vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin E. 3. I love thee because you are loaded in antioxidants, especially the anthocyanins. 4. I love thee because you can be frozen for storage and still retain full antioxidant powers. 5. I love thee because even

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Saving Seeds, a tutorial (i.e. the perks of lazy gardening)

  All this heat is causing my plants to bolt early!  Here, you can see my basil has started shooting up flower/seed heads…   I’m really excited about this tutorial. And the reason I’m excited is because I’m going to be trying it for the first time myself, along with anyone out there who wants to try it with me! Okay, so I admit that this topic is only an issue because of my sub-par gardening skills.  That and the extreme heat/drought that we are experiencing in this part of SC.  All of my (admittedly unattended) garden crops are bolting…

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Lobster. Easiest food I’ve ever grilled.

Now that you’ve made some free eco-friendly fire starters… what should you cook over that summertime fire pit? I have a great tutorial for you today… I use my grill but if you just cook these over a fire pit, I have no doubt they are amazing. I’ll try that next and let you know how it goes. Easiest in the world way to prepare lobster, no steaming up your kitchen this summer… it’s grilled lobster! Ready? You won’t even need to print this out, it’s so easy. Just place on grill and cook about 8 minutes. Simple. But if

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Strawberry Syrup Recipe… and Come to Earth Fest this Saturday and say Hi!

Have you had enough of strawberries yet? I just about have, but I had to share this idea I had with you. This recipe today is sooooo simple, if you have one thing: a juicer.   I made this recipe up after looking at a bunch of on-line recipes. I wanted to create a strawberry syrup to use in strawberry daiquiris this summer… and to drizzle into pancake batter, cake batter, icing, drizzle onto crepes, and use in milkshakes! I haven’t found an organic strawberry syrup that I loved to use in milkshakes for my kids, so with a billion

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Strawberry Bread Recipe

This is my second favorite recipe for using up my strawberries. It makes two loafs, and it freezes really well, so this is an incredible time saver for me — I make one that we eat quickly (it’s YUM!) and freeze the other one to eat the next month (or the very next week, depending on how much we are craving it.) I wind up using the strawberries that I wash, slice, and store in my freezer in glass jars all winter long making this strawberry bread — it is so good and makes me feel like spring is right

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Dates for the next set of Health eCourses… and the first Strawberry Recipe!!!!

  First, some bookkeeping stuff. Just wanted to post the new start dates for my next run of Health eCourses. The Detox eCourse started today and I’m loving it! I am so excited to be detoxing this week right along with all the participants. I feel like “spring” inside and out. The first class sold out, but the next class runs in May and you can reserve your spot right now! Also, the next Skin Care eCourse starts April 25th, so now is the PERFECT time to sign up. I will be creating the next batch of skin care goodie

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