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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Minty Orange Smoothie

As I said in a previous post my mint is growing all over the garden, which makes me happy because I love mint for tea, cooking and smoothies. So when our neighbor brought over some beautiful organic oranges I knew exactly what I was going to use them for; an …

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Love Is Sustainability

By Chef Centehua: I feel that life is busy and loud. Time is flying, so I feel it’s necessary to sit quietly and slow the motion down in order to connect to my heart and breath. Here is where I find the answer: it is so simple, so timeless, so true …

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Permaculture-A Gardening Philosophy

By Asha Kreiling: So much of industrial agriculture and conventional home landscaping is about fighting the burdens of nature. How do we kill pests, produce more food, and have greener lawns and prettier roses? This type of thinking goes against the principles of the natural environment, and sustainability is often …

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Raw Tabouleh Stuffed Tomatoes

Between all the rain and then sunshine my tomatoes are growing and I’ve been harvesting many. There is nothing that taste better than a homegrown tomatoes. It’s sweet, juicy and with a lot of flavors. I’ve had one tomato each lunch and I keep it just like it is, no …

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Walnut baguettes

This is bread I baked for my friend. I prepared the dough in the evening and let it rise over night and then I baked it in the morning. Long rising time require less yeast and makes a nice fluffy dough in my opinion. 2 cups white spelt flour 1 …

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San Diego Zoo Spring Camp Review

By Fredrica Syren: My daughter Bella has two weeks in April for spring break, and this year she wanted to go to a spring camp. We found a San Diego Zoo spring camp that sounded like fun.  The description of the kindergarten camp program Bella joined is as follows: Find …

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Buckwheat Vegetable Pancakes

These pancakes are my son’s favorite dish. They are perfect finger foods for little ones still leaning to feed themselves. I love them because they are packed with nutrients from the buckwheat, almond milk, spinach and carrots. I’ve also added some pictures of my lunch guest and the receivers of …

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Scents Make No Sense!

By Amanda Wilkes: What would be your reaction if I told you that the perfume you wear every day is nothing more than a mixture of powerful toxins that quickly enter your bloodstream through your pores? When I read about this, I was really upset that not only had I …

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Raspberry and Banana Millet Puffs

I’m always looking for the perfect snack that is both yummy and healthy for my kids. It’s fun to try new things and to surprise them with it. This recipe I found on a Swedish blog by a woman who dedicate it to cooking for her child. I’m in love …

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Toxins found in non-toxic advertised nail polishes

We might think that we’re picking a safe alternative when choosing non-toxic nail polish but think again. A report released by the Department of Toxic Substances Control states that there are cases with non-toxic nail products that were mislabeled and actually were toxic. This might have harmed thousands of women …

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