Latest Health Tips

Black Elderberry Syrup Recipe For Colds and Flu

Below is a recipe for making your own black elderberry syrup to use during cold and flu season. If you want some background on how black elderberry (Sambucus nigra L.) shortens and

All Natural Sunscreen Recipe with Micronized Zinc Oxide

Below is a simple all-natural sunscreen recipe that is free of all the toxic and hormone-disrupting ingredients in chemical sunscreens such as

Homemade Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Making your own whipped body butter is fairly simple. The best part it’s completely natural and free of the toxic ingredients found in most conventional lotions such as

Easy, Homemade Recipes

3 Unordinary Cranberry Sauce Recipes – Fresh Relish, Cooked Whole and Jellied

Like many of you, I grew up eating jellied cranberry sauce from the can…Plop. Then one Thanksgiving, a guest brought homemade orange-cranberry sauce that

Copycat Cronut Recipes For Your Croissant-Doughnut Fix

Have you heard of Cronuts®? It’s the resulting pastry love-child from a

Quick and Easy Cast Iron Skillet Clafoutis Recipe

Clafoutis has been one of my favorite cast iron skillet recipes because it such a quick and easy dessert to make. With our abundant fruit this year from our trees,I have alternated between making peach and apple clafoutis, straying from the traditional cherry. So feel free to

Gardening Tips

How to Grow Potatoes in Straw or Soil from Seed or Sprouted Potatoes

We have been growing potatoes very successfully for several years and for us, potatoes have become one of the few special vegetables that we plant every year in our

How To Grow Potatoes By Container Gardening – Don’t Throw Those Sprouted Taters Out!

Wondering how to grow potatoes in a container garden? Last year I experimented by planting a single seed potato in a 10 gallon (40 quart) tub. We had used the tub several years earlier as part of  a container gardening when our

Wall of Water Increased Growing Degree Days for Tomatoes & More

We use Wall Of Water (see detailed review) and have several small greenhouses to grow the vegetables we want in our short growing season. Last year, I used a min-max thermometer to show how the greenhouses increased the total Growing Degree Days (GDD). This season, I have done the same to measure any GDD advantage […]

DIY Projects, Home Improvement & Repair

10 DIY Tips To Lower Your Heating Bill, But Still Stay Warm And Cozy

According to the US Department of Energy, 45% of our energy bills is spent on heating our homes. You can save hundreds of dollars with minimal effort and you don’t have to do it by

Dish Network DVR Receiver Not Working? Here’s a Solution That DISH Won’t Tell You

Does your DISH receiver (DVR 625, 722, 612, 512, Hopper models) keep turning on and off? Does it constantly crash and reboot itself for

DIY Shower Head Repairs: 2 Oh-So-Wrongs and 1 Right

The following DIY shower head replacement is obviously more about being thrifty than anything else since the garden hose spray nozzle is