How To Maintain Living Herbs

I started buying living herbs from the grocery store about a year ago. They’re a great way to have more fresh herbs available without so much waste. It seems every time I buy a package of basil, it turns brown within a couple of days, (maybe it’s because we live up north and our produce isn’t always the freshest – … Read More

My Favorite Beauty Products

Today, we’re talking about my favorite tried and true beauty products. I should start by telling you that no one asked me to review any one of these products, they are just my favorites that have withstood the test of time. It’s hard to find good products that don’t irritate sensitive skin, but here are a few that I’ve found.

Oatmeal Cleansing Facial Scrub

I’ve been using this simple Oatmeal Cleansing Scrub for years, and I love the results! This very simple recipe comes from Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles. It’s a very gentle scrub that leaves your skin smooth and soft. It’s also very easy to make and you can store it for months, which makes a great natural treatment to take … Read More

Cranberry Candle Holders

Cranberry filler beads are such a great decorating idea. They add beautiful red color without the expense of flowers or centerpieces that require watering everyday, and I love the simple look of red and ivory in this candle holder. I found the idea on Pinterest, but the original source is Pottery Barn (of course, their stuff is so great)!

Healthy Benefits of Coconut Oil

Is anything better than butter? Well… maybe. I never thought I’d say this but, my love for coconut oil is up there with butter, (and avocado)! What can I say, I love rich foods. What I love even more is finding sources for these foods that are actually healthy for me.

Natural Sweeteners – Dates

I just finished up a 3-part series on natural sweeteners, but I forgot one of the most important ones. Today we’re going to talk a bit about dates because they are so delicious, and they’re probably the healthiest sweetener available. I’ve just started using them, so I don’t have many dessert recipes just yet, but they’ll be coming.

Natural Sweeteners – Maple Syrup

I like to use two different kinds of maple syrup in my desserts, Grade A and Grade B. The difference is a significant amount of flavor. Grade B maple syrup is the kind that you want to put on your Banana Pancakes because it has a deep maple flavor. It’s also great in many desserts where maple flavor would be … Read More

Squash Varieties 101

Winter Squashes are a great source of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and they’re loaded with vitamins and minerals! They’re a great source of Vitamin A and C, several of the B vitamins, iron, beta carotene, and Omega 3 fatty acids – who knew? That being said, I’ve never been a squash fan until recently. So what’s changed you might ask? … Read More

Pumpkin Centerpiece with Burlap Wrapped Candles

Even though my favorite Coffee Bean Centerpiece is a year round kind of thing, I thought it was about time to introduce something more specifically fall to the table. I’ve already had one Thanksgiving in Canada, but lucky for me there’s still another one to go, and this centerpiece will be perfect. I assembled it on one of my serving … Read More