Why I love Kale!

Kale, a member of the brassica family, is delicious, nutritious and easily prepared (see cooking ideas below).

Nutritional benefits: Kale has two of the most powerful superstar antioxidants, carotenoids and flavonoids. These vital nutrients aid in expelling free-radicals and helps fight cancer. Its’ fiber density will help keep your belly feeling full, hence […]

Speedy Salads for Small Garden Spaces

Simple salad ingredients fulfill a number of criteria for home gardeners.  Although I don’t love gardening and I have plenty of gardening space, I thought you would like to know there are lots of options if you are growing greens and salad veggies in small spaces: they’re compact in size, quick to grow, […]

Resurrection Eggs

Resurrection Eggs made up

I love this hands on, easy, and fun idea that have multiple purposes.  Plastic Easter eggs are very inexpensive and the items that go in the eggs are easily found around the house for pennies.  Have fun with your little ones.

The plastic Easter eggs are each filled […]

Top Cookie Baking Tips

Gorgeous Cookie Assortment Measure Flour Correctly and Avoid Over mixing the Batter

Don’t over mix cookie dough or brownie batter once the dry ingredients have been added; doing so would overdevelop the gluten, which could hinder tenderness and result in an unpleasant texture.

Sift Nuts and Chocolate

Sift any chopped nuts or chocolate that […]

Roasted Pumpkin – 5 Simple Steps

Delicious and nutritious pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 300°F. Scoop the seeds from the cavity and place in a colander. Pinch away all the large chunks of squash flesh and strings, the seeds don’t have to be perfect.  Run cool water over the colander to remove any additional squash flesh. For best results, allow […]

Putting the Garden to Bed

Cooler temperatures and an occasional snowstorm tell us it’s time to put the garden to bed and store the fall harvest to be enjoyed throughout the winter.

Fall Harvest

At my home, potatoes have been dug up (one of my favorite garden chores) and stored away in a dry, cool place.  I […]

Heirloom or Hybrid Seeds- Which is best?

Heirloom seeds versus hybrid seeds – which is better?

Heirloom or Hybrid, which is better?  A review of the pros and cons of each seed type should help you determine which seed type meets your goals for a mouth-watering, flavorful and successful vegetable, flower, and herb harvest this season.

Hybrid seeds grow plants that […]

Spring Cleaning and Basic Package Give-Away

With the great Spring weather it’s time to start spring cleaning  the easy, chemical-free way using Norwex Microfiber Products and water.

I love to see the sun shining through sparkling windows and the smell of fresh air without the use of expensive, controversial chemicals, and disposable paper towels, etc.

You can clean most of […]

Nurture Your Baby Chicks

You are the best protection your birds have! Pay attention to each criteria below for healthy chicks!

Ed Note: I have never raised baby chicks but my friend Lynn is for the first time, and she passed this information on to me.  If you have experience with raising […]

Preparing for Passover

Ed Note:  Our favorite Seder recipe are below. Matazh Kugle and the Chicken Soup with Matazah Balls are just outstanding recipes to try whether you celebrate a Seder or not

Passover begins at Sundown on Monday, March 25, 2013.   Our church is celebrating a Seder and will be serving the following delicious menu after the […]

Giving Forward to Shonda Parker

Ed note:  Shonda Parker, author of Mommy Diagnostics, Naturally Healthy and other best selling Natural Health books sold by The Urban Homemaker for many years, spent the last 25 years or so of her life teaching others about natural and healthy alternatives, including midwifery.

A Mother’s Guide to Using Trilight Herbal Products has […]

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

If you have little ones, this might be a VERY fun project to see how the colors come out.  Details follow.

Here are the basics for both hot water and cold water.  Amount of time the eggs sit in the dye will affect the color.


Two […]

Time to Plant Peas, Potatoes and Onions

March 17 is the traditional time to plant peas, potatoes, and onions. I’m determined to have a great garden this year so I had manure and leaves turned into the raised beds today.  Here are tips to getting started!

Peas are a cool-season crop, now coming in three separate varieties to suit your […]

Salt Your Way to Health

“Early in my medical career, I accepted the “low salt=lowered blood pressure” hypothesis unquestionably until…I began to study the medical literature about salt. What I found was astounding; there is little data to support low-salt diets being effective at treating hypertension for the vast majority of people. Also, none of the studies looked at the use of unrefined salt, which contains many valuable vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium and potassium, which are vital to maintaining normal blood pressure.” […]


Bargain Books


BREAKFASTS FOR BUSY MOMS –  by Marilyn Moll.   64 pages with mylar cover.  $1.00

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BAKING BREAD  by Marilyn Moll. 80 pages.  $1.00

FAST AND HEALTHY MENUS FOR BUSY MOMS – Reliable Recipes for Busy Families.  4 weeks of menus and recipes.  […]