Category Archives: Health

Homemade: Plantain Anti-Itch Salve and Lotion Bars

It’s summer, and that means many folks are spending a lot of time outdoors, me included. And often times that also means we get itchy from mosquito bites, poison ivy and other rashes and skin irritations. Fortunately, one way to … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight: Calendula

Normally I do a spotlight on a specific variety of a plant, but today’s spotlight is on a species of flowering plant that has been grown in gardens for centuries: Calendula officianalis. The cheery orange or yellow blossoms of Calendula … Continue reading

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Homemade, and Personal: Baking Soda Shampoo

Next up in the homemade personal care parade will be toothpaste. I’ll be back in a few days with a couple of recipes I’ve been using.

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A Year of Bread

This year my wife and I decided to bake all of our own bread, buns and other bread products. Both of us have baked a lot of bread over the years, and it was a chance for both of us … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures

I do my best to eat healthy foods. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, many of them grown right here at HA. I eat mostly whole grain breads, and many whole grain dishes using rice, quinoa, bulgur, oats … Continue reading

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