Local vs. Organic Produce: Which is Better?

Last week, I gave you the latest updates on the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen” – the lists produced by the Environmental Working Group that rank the most and least contaminated produce items, so that shoppers know when it’s more important to purchase organic fruits or veggies, and when it doesn’t quite matter as (read more…)

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How noisy is your diet?

This giveaway is now closed. Check back soon for the winners! De-cluttering means getting rid of the junk that trips you up. When we think of spring cleaning, we often think of the the rooms, closets, pantries and cupboards in our home. But it is just as important to de-clutter our body as our physical (read more…)

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Dear Farmers' Market: 6 Reasons I Miss You

Women love shopping. If you believe the comics or magazines, you’ll know that statement is always true.  (Right?) The women in my husband’s family certainly fit nicely into the paradigm.  Shopping relaxes them. It energizes them.  For me, traditional shopping just drains me, which is perhaps why we don’t recreate together at the mall. The (read more…)

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Real Food on a Real Budget: the winners!

The Real Food on a Real Budget giveaway ended this past weekend, and I’m so glad the topic behind this e-book resonated with so many of you.  I truly think Stephanie of Keeper of the Home has done such a great job with this e-book giving practical tips and know-how on how to feed your (read more…)

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Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam

I spent Mother’s Day weekend up to my elbows in strawberries. On Saturday, our family went out to a local you-pick berry farm and spent a couple of hours harvesting the sweetest, freshest, most delicious strawberries that I’ve tasted in a long time. I wanted to get enough berries to make strawberry jam and strawberry (read more…)

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