How to Pressure Can Chicken

Natural foods can be expensive to purchase.  So, when we are not eating our own farm-raised meat, I am always looking for a good deal.  I was excited to order 100% natural chicken breasts from Zaycon Foods for $1.89/lb.  What a bargain! But, when the package arrived, I realized how much space […]

What Egg Carton Labels Really Mean

What do the words on an egg carton mean?  You may be surprised!  Educate yourself by watching “The Story of an Egg” by The Lexicon of Sustainability.   And read the article below, from  To read it FULL SIZE on the website, click anywhere on the graphic.

Growing strawberries

Growing Strawberries -It’s Deliciously Easy!

Growing strawberries is easy.   You can grow strawberries in containers and small gardens to enjoy fresh, naturally grown berries from your own backyard. Of all crops in the home garden, growing strawberries is one of the easiest and most rewarding. If you have ever had the pleasure of savoring […]


Edible Landscaping at Longevity Gardens

Arizona Homeowner Grows Beautiful and Productive Edible Landscaping:  Interview with Jake Mace of Longevity Gardens (Phoenix, AZ) You have an amazing farm and beautiful edible landscaping.  How did you get started? I really didn’t know what I was doing, and I really made a ton of mistakes.  So basically, two […]

Homemade Basil Grape Jelly

Grape Jelly with a Twist If you love grape jelly, or if you could ‘take it or leave it,’ give this recipe a try. Not your average ho-hum partner to peanut butter, this jelly has a depth of flavor provided by a few key secret ingredients, revealed here. Tart and […]

Roasted Eggplant Tomato Sauce Recipe

Spicy Sauce with a Secret This chunky, rustic sauce is a delicious summer treat when tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant are abundant in the garden and in the markets. The recipe is versatile, easily adapted to your taste or the ingredients that you have on hand. Add hot peppers for spice, […]

Simple Peach Cobbler Ice Cream (With or Without an Ice Cream Maker)

This ice cream recipe gives “peaches and cream” a whole new meaning! Peaches…fresh, sweet and delicious. They are my favorite fruit of the summer. There is nothing like the pleasure of biting into a ripe, juicy peach. I love to pick them at the orchard and bring home boxes of […]

Blueberry Jam Recipe with Star Anise

Preserves with a Surprise Ingredient Making and canning homemade blueberry jam is so easy, and the result is delicious! Even if you are a fan of strawberry, raspberry, or some other berry jam, try this recipe. It’s fantastic, and the star anise gives it a yummy kick that will make your […]

Homemade All-Purpose Citrus Cleanser.

Calling All Moms! Messy Moms Radio is Here for You! This week I had the distinct pleasure to be nominated as the Messy Moms Radio “Messiest Mom of the Week,” with the chance to win a win a special prize package full of all natural cleaning products courtesy of Household Greening. […]

Homemade Pumpkin Puree for Pumpkin Pie & Your Favorite Recipes

Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Muffins, Pumpkin Cookies, Pumpkin Cake…Yum! What do I love about Halloween? The day after, when we gut the pumpkins and the real festivities begin. This is when the holiday baking starts, and it is my favorite gastronomic time of year! In the past, I used […]