Lavender, coconut milk and tomatoes, oh my! So I attended the Lavender Festival recently at Red Rock Lavender Farm. This place is located in Concho, Arizona, and it’s awesome. There are fields and fields of various heirloom strains of lavender plants, a well-stocked store with all things lavender and a beautiful garden spot for picnics. […]

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When it comes to light and refreshing meals, it’s hard to beat this combination of white fish, pine nuts, spinach, olives and lemon. There’s no need to add a lot of seasoning or oil because this dish is so naturally flavor-packed thanks to the stuffing ingredients. To season the fish, I used a ready-made Mediterranean seasoning […]

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National Nutrition Month is almost over, but there’s still time to eat something completely, utterly, wonderfully nutritious like this Yogi Bowl. Not only is it full of super foods, this huge salad bowl is brimming with vitamins and nutrients and FLAVOR. Lots of flavor. No boring salad here. Why is it so nutritious? Well, for […]

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Need some more ideas for a homemade gift your friends and family are sure to use and love – and it’s easy to make? Here’s another scrub, this one spiced just the way my DDIL likes it! While it’s great as a body scrub, I particularly like it as a gentle facial scrub (try not […]

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I love making homemade gifts that I can customize for the gift recipient and this one is super easy! There are a few ingredients you may need to buy (start at your local health food store, which probably has everything you need) but once you’ve got them assembled, it’s a piece of cake to make […]

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Although summertime is a popular time of year to head outdoors and be active, it’s also fraught with certain perils. Okay, that sounds a bit ominous, but you know what I mean. These are the months when we are prone to sunburns, insect bites and injury. What’s a natural gal or guy to do? Soothe […]

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Welcome to June! This is one of my favorite months for several reasons. For one, the weather is just fantastic (at least where I live) – the winds usually die down by now, the danger of frost is past, and it’s not too hot. For another, my mother was born smack dab in the middle […]

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