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Looking for some omega 3?

Here’s a great way to get some:Tuna and sardine patties And this dish uses storable, shelf stable protein. Good to whip up when you didn’t defrost any protein… – 1 can tuna (in olive oil or water)– 1 can sardines– 1 large onion– 1 zucchini– 1 sweet potato – salt– pizza spice: oregano, paprika, pepper– 2…

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Multivitamin or Condiment?

In the spirit of hypocrites who stated thousands of years ago “let thy food be thy medicine” I’m going to claim that this paprika chumma is both a multivitamin and a condiment. Here are some of the nutrients found in abundance in paprika: Iron: One teaspoon of paprika contains 6% of your daily dietary need…

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Become a Self Taught Herbalist:

Recently on a podcast I frequently listen to (The Survival Podcast) the host of the show suggested the following system for learning herbalism independently: For a year choose one herb a week and learn about it for a few minutes every day according to the following instructions: 1 herb a week 6 days a week…

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It’s wet outside but here is what is drying inside…

Some people use cookie racks for cooling fresh baked cookies but in our kitchen I use them to dry herbs. – Drying now are calendula flowers, for infusing oils for balms, creams and soap. And making a tincture for making deodorant and bath bombs. Calendula is a gentle but powerful herb, that means it can be…

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Coming down with something and want to nip it in the bud?

This recipe is for you. Isn’t it true that whenever you begin to feel a little off it is always the most inconvenient time to be sick? Two days before a big interview, you just moved, winter break just started and all you kids are home. You know what I mean… Here is a great…

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Help! My kids are depriving me of sleep…

True story: The other night my six-year-old daughter came to our bed, she had had a bad dream. She had trouble settling back down to sleep and woke up with me when I nursed our six-month-old baby. Eventually, we all got back to sleep. “Mommmmmmyyyyyyyyy” A cry from the kid’s room, my three-year-old son was…

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Turmeric tea, golden milk

Does your body have a weak spot? The spot that gets inflamed when you haven’t been taking such good care of yourself? Whenever I don’t get enough sleep, or when I’m especially stressed out, or haven’t been eating well, I get mastitis (of course only when I’m lactating, which has been for 5 out of…

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A new Calendula salve

Our first two kids got there dad’s dark skin and wonderful complexion. Our third has my fair and sensitive skin. She’s been getting diaper rash that hasn’t been resolved by my go to treatment of airing out the diaper area and leaving her bare, diaperless for as long as possible. Our standard calendula salve, ‘boo…

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Scented beeswax candles

We had such a good time making these this weekend! And even better time lighting them and playing with the citrus lemon balm smell-diffusing in the room ?. These scented candles are customisable and can be made with different intentions. I used citrus and lemon balm essential oils for lifting our spirits. You can use eucalyptus…

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Homemade chocolate for a sweet weekend

Amazing homemade chocolate for a sweet weekend project with the kids: – 45 grams 100% cocoa mass – 25 grams cocoa butter – 30 grams maple syrup In double boiler melt to cocoa mass and cocoa butter. Pour the maple syrup into a cup and place the cup in a bowl of hot water. Once…

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Not a fan of flossing? This post is for you!

After a (not so healthy) mojito night we had with my sisters and brother, we ended up with a whole bunch of mint left over. Since we were low on mouthwash I decided to make a new batch. I use mouthwash because I hate flossing, and decided to find a life hack that will allow…

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