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Garden Planning (Part 3): Common Mistakes

In In The Garden by healthyadmin

This is part 3 in our series on Garden Planning.  In part one, we discussed the importance of planning a garden and why to even bother taking the time to make a plan.  In part two, we shared with you some important points you’ll want to consider when starting your plan.  So, have you started your plan yet?  Do you …

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Garden Planning Time (Part 2): What to Consider

In In The Garden by healthyadmin

It may still be winter, with snow on the ground in many parts of the country (even record snowfall for some of you), yet here on the homestead we are looking forward to spring and staying busy with preparations.  Frigid winds are howling and temperatures outside are dipping below zero yet in the greenhouse it’s a balmy 80 degrees and …

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It’s Garden Planning Time! (Part 1: Why Plan)

In In The Garden by healthyadmin

It’s a blustery and windy day here in the Ozarks and cold winter days call out for a mug of hot, herbal tea in front of the fire.  The animals are huddled in the barn despite their thick winter coats and I’m thankful for the heated buckets so I don’t have to break ice for the animals to drink.  The …

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Swedish Bitters- The Bitter Truth

In In The Kitchen, Other Insights by healthyadmin

Every so often, we come across products that make a significant impact in our health and/or our homestead and we would like to share those products with you in our new monthly product review and spotlight series.  This month, we’re going to give you the Bitter Truth.  Our featured product is Maria Treben’s Swedish Bitters. Bitters are an often overlooked …

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Top Secrets to a Better Night’s Sleep

In Other Insights by healthyadmin

When I was a kid, it seemed like I could sleep just about anywhere.  My parents were amazed at how quickly I would fall asleep and how deeply I would sleep anytime I was in a vehicle for any length of time.  Once asleep, I was out like a light and we used to joke that a tornado could go …

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Detox Naturally

In Cultured Foods, In The Kitchen, Other Insights by healthyadmin

Now that the holidays are over and we’re starting the New Year, many of us with resolutions to lose weight and/or get healthier.  What better way to start your goals out right than with a good detox program?  If you’re like most, the Christmas holidays are a time where we are bombarded with temptation…. from chocolates, Christmas cookies, sweet treats, …

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History of Kombucha

In Cultured Foods, In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

No one knows for sure the primary origins of Kombucha, but this fascinating beverage has a long and colorful history. Some believe that Kombucha can be traced back around 4500 years to an Egyptian healer at the time of Pharaoh Khufu, the builder of the Great Pyramid. Most accounts will pinpoint the history of Kombucha a bit more recently to around 220 BC during the Tsin …

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Make Your Own Kombucha

In Cultured Foods, In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

As we mentioned in our previous posts Kombucha: A Living Food You Just Have to Try and Kombucha: Drink for Health, we love this fermented tea for so many reasons.  It has benefited our family in ways I never dreamed when I was first introduced to it years ago.  Through our posts, classes, and networks we have heard countless testimonials …

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Time to Ponder a Moment

In Other Insights by healthyadmin

At the time of writing this article, we’re less than a week from Thanksgiving and approaching another holiday season and the close of another year.  This time of year is a time to pause and reflect on the year we had, and look to the future for the year ahead.  It’s a time when I look at what I’m thankful …

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Kombucha: Drink for Health

In Cultured Foods, In The Kitchen by healthyadmin

Awhile ago, we wrote an article called Kombucha:  A Living Food You Just Have to Try where we explained a little bit about this amazingly powerful living superfood.  If you haven’t had the chance to try it yet, I recommend giving it a whirl.  Not only is it delicious, loaded with beneficial probiotics, and great for your gut but it’s a …