Sunday, December 29, 2013

Homemade Hand Sanitizer Spray

This was one of the homemade gifts I made for Christmas this year.  I thought I would share the recipe.  I have Witch Hazel to use up.  So, that is why this recipe has it in it.  But after the Witch Hazel is gone I will be going a different route.

Homemade Hand Sanitizer Spray
(This recipe makes 1 1 oz bottle)

1 1 oz glass spray bottle (I buy mine here)
Reverse osmosis or filtered water
1 tsp Lemon Witch Hazel (Whole Foods, Amazon and Meijer carry)
8 drops Company that begins with "do" On Guard essential oil
1 400 IU Vitamin E gel cap (this is what I have so I am using them up, gave me 8-10 drops)*
Small kitchen funnel

Always first wash your hands.  Preferably with an On Guard hand soap (either homemade or bought). :-)

Fill your 1 oz glass bottle 1/2 way with water.  Sit glass bottle on counter top.  Carefully drop 8 drops of your On Guard essential oil into the 1 oz glass bottle.  Put lid back on On Guard (this is like liquid gold and you don't want to accidentally knock it over). 

Then using a sanitized straight pin, poke 2-3 holes into your Vitamin E gel cap in the same location and squeeze the gel cap over the glass bottle, allowing the Vitamin E drops to fall into the glass 1 oz bottle (if you squeeze to hard and the gel globs out all at once, that is ok, just gently run your finger over the top of the glass bottle allowing the Vitamin E to drop into the glass bottle).

Then place your small kitchen funnel carefully into the top of the 1 oz glass bottle.  Slowly pour the 1 tsp of Lemon Witch Hazel into the funnel.  Lastly, pour a small amount of water through the funnel, making sure you don't waste any of the Lemon Witch Hazel left in the funnel.  Then add water (either through the funnel or by carefully pouring it into the bottle) filling the glass bottle to the bottom of the neck of the bottle.

Place sprayer on top of glass bottle and tighten.  Shake well.  I gave these away for Christmas presents and have one in my purse.  

To use:  Spray liberally on hands and rub together.  Repeat as needed.

That's it!

*When you are purchasing Vitamin E oil, just make sure the label says that the oil is safe for internal consumption.  You can buy a bottle of oil, you don't have to but the gel caps.  When a product is labeled "not for internal consumption" the manufacture is not confident and is not standing behind the health and safety of this product to be used internally.  Well.....when we are putting hand sanitizer on our hands....where does it go????  Into our bloodstream (absorbed through the skin), thus far we ARE using it internally.  So just we are careful here.

Such a beautiful and amazing oil.  My kids get 2 drops on the bottoms of their feet every morning and every evening during cold and flu season.  Amazing oil!

Pre-made doTERRA On Guard Foaming Hand Wash

And, of course if you are interested in learning more about doTERRA essential oils, please contact me or visit my website at and click on the doTERRA link.

Happy Oiling!!

Dena's Homemade Deodorant Recipe

This is the recipe for the deodorant Dena had with her when she was here teaching.

Thank you Dena!!

Dena's homemade deodorant recipe

1/4 cup unrefined, virgin, organic coconut oil

1 Tbsp organic baking soda*

2 Tbsp arrowroot powder, I prefer Bob's Red Mill

20 drops Company that begins with "do" Bergamot essential oil

20 drops Company that begins with "do" On Guard essential oil

Mix coconut oil, baking soda, and arrowroot with a fork until smooth.  Then add essential oils and mix with a mixer.  Store in a glass container with tight fitting lid.  Using your fingers apply a small amount to each armpit.

*(I have researched this and cannot find organic baking soda 
anywhere nor where it says that arm and hammer baking soda contains aluminum, fyi.   
Please let me know if you find different information.)

Note:  The company that begins with "do" essential oils are the only oils I use and stand behind.  

I will post a picture when I make this.

Happy Oiling!!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Homemade Foaming Hand Soap (with "do" essential oils)

This recipe is from my Aunt Laura.

2 tbsp unscented Dr. Bronner's castile soap (I had peppermint, so used it)
1/4 tsp fractionated coconut oil (we use The company that begins with "do". ask me how to get wholesale pricing)
10 drops "do" On Guard essential oil (scroll down to almost the bottom)

Fill a glass jar, like this homemade one half way with water, add above ingredients and fill jar to bottom of the pumper with water.  Shake to mix.  Voila!

**As most of you know I am a "do" girl.  I will not use any other brand of essential oil on myself or on my family.  "do" essential oils are the purest, safest, most tested essential oils I could find.  They are BEYOND organic.    

If you want to start using "do" eo's or have questions, please leave me a comment below with your email.  I will not publish the comment so your email address will be seen by me only.

Happy Oiling!!!

Hand soap in glass...FINALLY!!

Oh my word!!!

Look what I made today...and it took minutes.  (Of course, that is thanks to my awesome hubby and his drill.)  :-)

I have been complaining forever that someone needs to make glass hand soap bottles.  I have even emailed Aroma Tools asking for this very item.

Well today, I saw something on Pinterest that had to be here they are.  What do you think?

It was very simple.  All you need is.....
1 plastic ball jar lid (I used a regular mouth size and I buy mine on Amazon here)
1 glass ball jar (I used a regular mouth size) you can get these at Meijer and Walmart
1 foaming pump from an old bottle of hand soap
The tools you see below (or you can use a flat head screwdriver and a hammer and chisel out the hole you need)

This is how you get your hubby or boyfriend to involved in this project. :-)

Aren't the rocks adorable?!?

And that is it!!

I think these jars would be adorable too! 

Click here for the recipe for the foaming hand soap.  :-)

Note: after thinking about it, I don't know if the little river rocks were a good idea or not...I don't know what essential oils do to rocks...maybe the little glass marbles would have been a better choice...need to research here. :-)

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Homemade Breakfast Patties

This is something I have wanted to try for a long time.  But, to be honest I have spoiled my kids.  They love the shape and size of the tiny breakfast patties you can buy pre-made (and think about how much more pure and healthy these are, being homemade) and hate my hand shaped mini patties.  I guess there is something to say about uniformity. Anyway, I started to research and I found this.  Isn't it cute?  Oh, how much do I love Amazon??  A lot.  :-)

Unfortunately, for you, as of today this patty maker is out of stock.  But keep your eye on it and hopefully they will get more back in stock.  I only paid $7.99 for this one.  So, I would hold out for a bit and see if they get them in stock.  Otherwise, if you don't mind paying $12.95 you can get this one.  Which looks great too.

So, of course I bought my ground turkey from Becker Farms.  Remember this post about Kyle and Emily Becker.  (a.k.a. the best place to buy all of your meat! :-)  ).

I used one pound and made 9 patties.  I wish I would have made a couple of them thinner, so I probably could have had a total of 10-11 patties.

Homemade Breakfast Patties
1 pound local raised ground turkey, chicken, or hog
Redmond's Sea Salt or Celtic Sea Salt
Black Pepper
Cast iron skillet
Small patty press

I would put about 1 1/2 - 2 rounded teaspoons of ground turkey in each patty maker press.  You don't want the meat to the top of the press, but just below.  All I did was sprinkle the patties as they were cooking with salt and pepper (you can add a ton of different ingredients here, but I didn't want to lose my kids, so we went the simple route).  

You do not want to overcook them, so watch them carefully.  Remove from heat when you think they are done.  The patties will cook further when you take them out of the freezer and warm up for later breakfasts, keep in mind.  Of course, I cooked mine in a cast iron skillet, cause I think EVERYTHING tastes better cooked in cast iron.  I season my cast iron skillets with KerryGold butter.  It is the best way I have found to season a cast iron skillet.

Let me and my son tell you...they are DELICIOUS!!!  So, Kyle and Emily, I will be placing an order soon for more ground turkey and sausage!!

They are cooling right now, but after they cool I will place them in a glass Pyrex container and separate them with parchment paper for future breakfasts.  You can thaw them or simply place the frozen patties in your cast iron skillet, heat thoroughly and enjoy.


And keep living GREEN,

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Please Stop Buying Meat at the Grocery Store!

Let me introduce you to Kyle and Emily Becker.  Click here to see their awesome website.

Seriously consider buying your meat from Becker Farms and not at the grocery store any longer.  You have no idea how the animal was raised that you are buying and eating from the grocery store.  Get back to the basics and KNOW your farmer and KNOW how the animal is being raised and slaughtered.

We buy 95% of our meat from Kyle and Emily (I give 5% to the organic boneless breasts I occasionally buy at Costco and rare shopping trips by my hubby).

Today was "The first annual Becker Farms Open House."  We had a tour time of 2:30p.m. 

We arrived and were warmly greeted by the beautiful Emily Becker.  They had set up a tent with fresh cantaloupe, watermelon, cookies, milk, lemonade and water.  A special treat was we got to take the tour with our great friends Leslie and Rick.  (yay!  Love you both.)

Before we had started the tour someone had made a comment about a calf being born.  From where I stood I glanced out onto the field and could see about 6 inches of two calf legs protruding out of the back end of momma cow!  It was amazing!!  I immediately was transported back to my childhood.  We had a farm and raised cows and horses and it was AWESOME!!  I didn't realize how great of a life I had life at that young age, but trust me now I get it and I miss it.  A lot.

So, obviously everyone who was there for the tour was mesmerized and in awe at the awesome display of life that was right before our eyes.  It was AWESOME!!  We didn't get to see the actual birth but it was still something amazing to be there and I was thrilled that my kids got to witness this amazing gift of life and to feel the excitement of God's miracles.

Momma cleaning her new baby.
So, the tour started with the baby chicks.  Ahhhhh so cute.  Then we walked to the laying hen house.  Soooo cool!  And I made a friend in the chicken coup.  As I started to walk out of the coup, I realized that I couldn't move my.  I looked down and the shorts that I was wearing had two strings hanging down on the sides of the leg and one of the amazing little chick girls took a liking to my strings.  She scared me at first and then I thought it was funny as she continued to peck and bite at my strings.

Then we visited the ducks, turkeys and hogs.  And of course every chance we could we had to check out how momma cow and her new calf were doing.  It was so amazing to watch the newborn calf make attempt after attempt to get up on those 4 wobbly legs.  He was taking a nap from the exhaustion of trying to get up when we left, so I didn't get a picture of him walking.

Look close, the turkey's are running towards Kyle.  It was funny.

Piggy tail.
We got to meet Chuck.  Chuck is a chicken who thinks he is a duck.  He lives with the ducks, eats with the ducks and who knows, may walk like a duck.  Just kidding, he walked like a chicken.
Meet Chuck.
So, anyway you get a touch of Becker Farms.  It is real.  It is the way things should be.  Now to let you know why I am really writing this.

WE HAVE TO GET BACK to the basics, we have to have a relationship with our FARMERS!!!!!  We need to purchase directly from our farmers.

We have completely lost the relationship with our food.  We don't think about or for some of us, even care how our food gets to the grocery store.  Is the animal really free range?  Are the animals in a building with 3 million other animals of their type stacked on top of each other, living in their own poop?  Are they picked up for processing by a machine that looks like a combine sucking the chickens in for processing?  What did the cow eat that you are now eating?  What hormones, pain pills, antibiotics are in the meat you are chewing in your mouth right now?  Did the farmer even care about the animals or does he/she simply see dollar signs when he looks at his animals?  Does your farmer care about what he or she is selling to you?  Does your farmer care about your health?  I could go on and on for a week.  You don't know the answer to these questions when you buy meat from the grocery store.

I met a farmer that does care and does it the right way.  And his name is Kyle Becker.  

Of course I knew he was going to be awesome when I heard where he went to college for Veterinary school (BOILER UP!!).  And the fact that he raises grass fed beef....I was sold!  (Thank you to my friend Jessica for introducing me to Kyle and Becker Farms.  Because I haven't looked back.  We actually had to buy a second deep freeze, lol, but that's ok.

Here is what we buy on a regular basis when we start running low in the deep freeze:
1/4 of a grass fed beef (cut the way we like it and DELISH!)
1/2 pig (we had given up pork completely.  until I met Becker Farms.)
Chicken breasts (they have boneless and bone-in)
Ground chicken
Ground turkey
And we always need extra BACON and Ground beef!!!!!!

Here is why I buy Becker's beef:
It is GRASS FED in the summer and forage fed in the winter (just google "why eat grass fed beef" and you will be amazed at the number of posts there are out there on this topic).  The way a cow is supposed to be raised in my opinion.  A cow was not meant to have a diet of genetically modified grains and corn nor to be stuck inside a building year round.  Grass fed cows produce the most nutritious and delicious meat I have ever tasted.  And when you can buy a 1/4 beef the prices are great.  If you can't buy a quarter their prices are competitively priced with grass fed beef today.

Turkey, Ducks, Chickens and Hogs:  They are fed a non-GMO Corn, non-GMO Soy, Organic Kelp and Mineral diet.  They chickens and turkeys get to forage around the field, stretching their wings, happy as a chicken and turkey can get eating bugs and sun bathing.  The hens get oats added to their diets.  Without the corn and oats the chickens are very underweight.
You and your family will be much healthier if you buy your meat from a local farmer who actually cares about his animals.  Look at your life.  Are there any area you can cut to free up money for you to use on healthier food? I hope so.  I want the best for you and your family.  And so does Kyle and Emily Becker.

So, get back to the way it was.  The way it should be.  Find a farmer locally, that you can go visit, and see how they raise their animals.  Ask what they feed the animals?  Do they feed them genetically modified feed (GMO)?  Just ask questions.  Find out where you meat is coming from.  And IF you continue to buy your meat from local grocery stores than I challenge you to watch Food Inc. before you buy another item.  You can watch it here for a few dollars.

And if your stomach can stand it, watch this video from Chris Beat Cancer.  I will admit that it was a little difficult for me to watch this video.  But the truth is, this is the way your meat is being processed.  But if you are buying all of your meat in a grocery store, this is the torture and hell your animals are going through.  I am in no way, a vegetarian   I firmly believe that God gives us animals to eat.  But I also know there is a right and a wrong way to care and slaughter an animal.  There is a humane and a non-humane way to care for and slaughter an animal.  This video answers the question of "Do you know where your food comes from?"  And just a side note, I don't drink milk from the grocery store either.  So, the way the video shows the cows being treated is NOT the way my cows are treated.  I, once again, know my farmer where I buy my milk.  There is a lot of peace in that.  A lot.

See the pattern?

Simply put, if you haven't seen the face and said Hi to the farmer that sells you your meat.  Start.

Kyle and Emily Becker
On FaceBook  
Kyle's cell: 765.714.4457

Becker Farms set up at our local Summer Farmer's Market, the first Saturday in April to the last Saturday in October.  And at our Winter Farmer's Market from the third Saturday in November thru March.  Check out Kyle and Emily's website for more info.  They also list the all the Farmer's Markets they set up at.  You can buy a la carte at the Farmer's Market or call Kyle to buy larger amounts.  And soon you will be able to buy online.  Very cool.

So, take that grocery list that you write for yourself every week and go buy your meat from Becker Farms.

They also have a great CSA available too.  If you are interested contact them.  Trust me you will not be sorry when you taste.

Keep trying to live GREEN,

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Easy Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner

So, I have a confession.  I HATE cleaning toilets.  H  A  T  E   

Yes, I know I should be blessed that we have indoor plumbing, yadda yadda yadda but I procrastinate cleaning our toilets to the point that it is VERY obvious they need cleaning.  

Then, I reluctantly make my way to the cabinet to get my wowgreen toilet bowl cleaner (which by the way wowgreen has sadly fallen off of the face of the earth, I have grieved this and finally moved on, by the way).  Spray it in the toilet, let it set and do the scrub thing with the poky brush thing.  And I have a container of Seventh Generation wipes that I use to clean the outside of the toilet, seat, lid, etc.

By the way, I also have a "thing" that I have to scrub my toilets right before I get in the shower, because the idea of scrubbing a toilet and then preparing dinner just grosses me out.  BIG TIME !!  (sharing one of my many idiosyncrasies with you all)

So, a couple of days ago I went to the cabinet to get my wowgreen toilet cleaner and guess what??  The bottle is empty.  Great planning on my part, right?  

So, I think to myself....why can't I make a toilet bowl cleaner myself?  There has to be a doTERRA oil that makes a rockin' toilet cleaner, right?  The answer to that is a big, HUGE YES!  :-)  And it is sooooo easy.

So, here's the deal-e-o.....

Ingredients and supplies:
1 8 oz cobalt blue or amber glass spray bottle (I buy mine here)*
10 drops "do" OnGuard essential oil (buy from me :-) )
1 cup Distilled White Vinegar
1 cup Baking Soda
1/4 cup Morton Salt (the only place where I use this kind of salt...BUY sea salt that is not pure white to cook and eat with)

1.  Mix the vinegar and OnGuard essential oil in a spray bottle, spray inside bowl.  I used a kitchen funnel to do this.

2.  Mix baking soda and salt together in a shaker container of some sort and sprinkle on vinegar mixture.  I used one of my Bullet cups and the sprinkle top that came with it, it works perfectly.

3.  Spray vinegar/OnGuard mixture inside toilet bowl, until you feel the inside is covered with the spray.

4.  Then sprinkle some of the baking soda/salt mixture inside the toilet bowl on top of the vinegar/OnGuard spray.  You will hear a fizzing/bubbling sound, it's kinda cool.  :-)

5.  Let stand for 10 minutes then scrub with poky brush and flush.

6.  Repeat in other dirty toilets and store for future use.

All done!!

This is the sprinkle top I was telling you about.

*You probably don't have to buy a glass bottle to scrub your toilets...yes the OnGuard will pull petrochemicals out of a plastic bottle, but since you are not drinking it, I think it would be ok.  I just had an 8oz glass, so I used it.

Keep trying to live green,

Friday, July 26, 2013

What's going on in my kitchen today?

This is too funny.  I had to share it with all of my traditional foods and GREEN friends.

When I took a breath today and stepped back and looked at my kitchen, I laughed.  Look below and you will see why.

This is what went on in my kitchen today....

Butternut squash cut up and ready to freeze (chunks and fry shape) and 4 jars of Kimchi.

Butternut, Kimchi and Kombucha on it's 2nd Ferment.

Of course I saved the seeds from the Organic Butternut Squash to plant next year!

Water Kefir Brewing.

Becker's Farm Whole Chicken Cooking to make Chicken Stock and of course shredded chicken.

My beautiful Butternut Squash Soup, part of my new sort of GAPS life.

Beautiful Kimchi!  In 3 days I get to eat it!

I liked both pictures, couldn't decide which one I like better. :-)  Kimchi again.

So, by now you can figure out why I laughed so hard today when I stood back and looked at my kitchen, I had a lot going on!  But it is ohhhhh so worth it!!!

Keep Living Green,

Sunday, July 14, 2013

How to make Ghee (butter oil, Indian clarified butter)

~This is a forgotten about post I wrote months ago.  :-) ~

I am needing butter oil.....NOW!  I am placing an order to buy butter oil from Green Pastures today.  But I need to start this in my 6 year old today and can't wait for the delivery of my butter oil.  So, luckily my local raw milk farmer had raw butter at the last milk delivery instead of raw cream.  Ironic huh'?  You know I believe that God takes care of us in small and big ways, and this is one of the small ways.

My 6 year old has a cavity.  GASP!  I know.  He eats healthy, doesn't eat sweets much and brushes his teeth daily (To be honest, I still brush his teeth daily.  He totally knows how to do it but I want excellent oral hygiene and this is how I know he is getting it).  Yet, we still have a cavity.  Hmmmm??

I remembered reading this a long time ago.  Sarah Pope, The Healthy Home Economist had actually healed her sons cavity.  So, this article was the first place I went to after the visit to the dentist this week.

So, in a nutshell she healed her sons cavity by changing 2 things.  Her son was already taking FCLO (fermented cod liver oil) every day, but he was not taking the butter oil with it like he should have been doing.  See my post "Why I Take FCLO" for more info on FCLO. So, she started making him take the butter oil each time he took his FCLO.  She also suggested that he change what he was putting on his morning 2 slices of toast.  He started putting raw honey and raw butter on his toast instead of the tahini and raw honey that he was eating every day.  In a nutshell, within 1 month....1 MONTH....that was when the dentist appointment had been pushed back to, due to various things in life that came up....the cavity was GONE!  The dentist was shocked.  So, in a nutshell, what we eat and what we are lacking in our bodies plays a major roll in our health from our hair down to our toenails.

I also read that directly applying the FCLO and butter oil to the cavity is another great idea.

So, as of today we are starting the same cavity adventure.  And I hope and pray that this will heal my sons cavity.  In time we will have our answer.

Back to Ghee.

Buy only TOP TOP quality butter to make ghee.  It has to be either local grass fed raw or low temp butter.  I get mine from my local RAW milk farmer Pasture's Delights (I appreciate you more than words can express Mark, Troy and Carrie).  If you do not have access to local grass fed butter you can buy Kerrygold butter.  Costco, EarthFare and Whole Foods Kerrygold butter.  Kerrygold butter is fantastic and is quite affordable (if you shop at Costco).  Click here to learn more about Kerrygold grass fed Irish butter.  If your butter is not yellow, it is not good high quality butter from cows who eat grass.  If it is white butter there is little to no nutrients and vitamins, at all.  You want beautiful yellow butter.  And sorry to say, but if you are buying organic butter and it it white, guessed it, it is highly lacking in omega-3's and beta-carotene.  You have to read "The Untold Story of BUTTER" to truly understand what I am talking about.  I am also currently working on a butter post to take all of this further into detail.

Ghee is great for someone who has a dairy or butter allergy.  All the milk solids are removed, all the protein, casein and lactose are removed when you make Ghee (obviously the same goes for the butter oil from Green Pastures.  Ghee does not need to be refrigerated, you can keep it in your pantry for many months.  You can refrigerate it if you want but you don't need to.  Ghee has a high smoke point and you can use it for frying.  It is similar to coconut oil in this aspect.

What you need...
Butter (raw grass fed, low temp grass fed, or Kerrygold) I used 8oz raw grass fed
Glass Pyrex bowl
Slotted spoon
Coffee filter or cheesecloth
Glass jar to store ghee in

Bring butter to a boil, over medium heat (no higher), in a glass Pyrex bowl, on top of your stove (yes Pryex is safe to do this with.).  After the melted butter begins to boil wait until the entire surface area of the melted butter is covered with a white foam and you are still seeing little bubbles in the butter.  Once the entire surface of the butter is covered in the white foam, use a slotted spoon to remove as much of the white foam that you can.  Place foam in an additional small bowl and set aside.  Reduce heat (I went medium low), allowing the butter to simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes.  When the butter is completely clear, and you can see the milk solids on the bottom begin to slightly brown,  your ghee is ready to separate.  Turn off your heat.

Starting to boil.
The foam that you scrape off.
Place a funnel in a glass jar with a coffee filter or cheese cloth inside the funnel.  Carefully pour your butter into the funnel.  DO NOT scrape the milk solid or the butter into the funnel!  Leave the milk solids in the bottom of the Pyrex bowl and discard.  Allow the butter to drip through the funnel until the coffee filter no longer has any butter in it.  I let mine set for 10 minutes just so I got all of the butter out of the funnel.  You don't want to waste 1 drop!  Now you have ghee!

Milk solids left in the bottom of bowl.  Don't scrape the bowl!
Beautiful. Isn't?
It is recommended that you take 1/2 tsp butter oil (ghee) when you take your 1-1 1/2 tsp of fermented cod liver daily.  Take them together at the same time. 

Ghee also tastes WONDERFUL drizzled over your homemade popcorn, popped in coconut oil.  ;-)

Sarah puts her butter oil into gelatin capsules, immediately after straining, that you can buy at a health food store.  I am going to just use one of our clean syringes that came with my fermented cod liver oil and shoot it in the back of our tongues.  This will require placing our glass jar of homemade ghee in warm water and allow it to return to liquid.  This will also depend on what temperature you maintain your home.  We keep ours fairly cool, thus the solid state of the ghee.

There you go!

I will post back later to update you on my sons cavity, or hopefully lack there of.

The reason why I am still ordering butter oil from Green Pasture's is due to the way they make their butter oil.  They use a process that still allows the butter oil to remain raw called centrifuge.  Which means more nutrients for my family.  It majorly depresses me that I "cooked" our raw butter, but that was the highest quality of butter we have in the house and want this cavity gone yesterday. 

Update:  To date my kids will not take the butter oil from Green Pasture's.  They refuse.  So, I sold it to a friend.  Now, when I can get them to take the butter oil, it is my homemade ghee.  Some days I can't even get them to take the ghee, so they get a piece of toast slathered in butter or a heaping teaspoon in their hot soaked oatmeal for breakfast.

Update:  And we are now alternating back and forth between Green Pasture's FCLO and doTERRA's IQ Mega.  Two great products in my mind.  I will write about the IQ Mega in the future.

To watch the full video from Sarah on how to make Ghee, The Healthy Home Economist, click here.  And please read Sarah's blog.  It is full of amazing and profound knowledge (some controversial but I can take it. lol).

Sourdough English Muffins from Five Little Homesteaders

This needs to be filed in a safe location for future use, thought my blog would be a great place.  :-)

Five Little Homesteaders: Pantry Revamp: Sourdough English Muffins: This recipe for  sourdough english muffins  is part of the Pantry Revamp series here on Five Little Homesteaders.  To read more about it, ch...

Keep trying to live green,