Last Minute Gifts: How to Make an Infinity Scarf in an Evening

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You’re not a procrastinator, are you? All your Christmas presents were selected, ordered, wrapped, and waiting to be delivered by the first week of December, right? Ha. Yeah. I am right there with you on that. And, yes, I also like to compound the problem by making a lot of … Continue reading

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix from Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers -- just in time for pumpkin spice everything!

  ‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice everything! So we’re going to do a little series here with a couple of delicious warming pumpkin spice drinks. But before you can make a pumpkin spice drink, you need to whip yourself up some pumpkin spice. This is easy-peasy, trust me. It’s … Continue reading

Get Your Very Own Healthy Living Library: The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle of 2014

We all want to make better health and lifestyle decisions for ourselves and those we love. Some of us might want to lose some weight, or have more energy. We might want to use greener products, create better, more nutritious meals for our families, get fit, or just feel confident that … Continue reading

How to Freeze Peppers

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  Peppers are just about the easiest thing in the world to freeze… all you really need to do is cut them up, raw, and stick them in the freezer. However, when I’m using fresh peppers in a dish I like to cook them a little in a hot, dry … Continue reading

Real Ice Cream

Real Ice Cream without any added flavor. Delicious! via Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

  *** Note this post is also part of Real Food Birthday Party (plus Ice Cream Recipe). It has been slightly updated, and given a page of its own for simplicity’s sake.*** When my husband and I were in Scotland, we discovered something wonderful: ice cream. Plain and simple ice … Continue reading

7 Gift Ideas for the Real Food Person in Your Life

7 Gift Ideas for the Real Food Person in your Life

What exactly is Real Food? Doesn’t everyone eat real food? When someone says they eat Real Food, they are talking about a way of selecting and preparing food that is quite different from the Standard American Diet. Most food in America is processed somehow–it comes in a can or package … Continue reading

Are Ball Canning Lids BPA Free?

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You’ve read it… Ball canning lids have BPA in them. You’ve heard that you have to use Such-and-Such canning lid because they are BPA free. And you’ve seen the bright yellow ribbon across the cheery green boxes of Ball canning jars proudly proclaiming that they are: The brand you trust … Continue reading