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Stuffed gem squash with sweet potato and red rice

Here’s a quick and easy recipe that you can make on a weeknight. It requires only a couple of minutes of prep time and a bit of time in the oven.  The result is delicious. The top of the stuffed squash will develop a beautiful crispiness, while the filling will remain soft and tender. The flavors are sweet, nutty, herby and comforting. I served these stuffed gem squash with a side of simple, lemony green salad and used a spoon...
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Mango Citrus Whipped Body Butter

A perfectly light and silky butter that’s more like whipped cream. The uplifting citrus scent plus the healing properties of mango and shea butter make this the perfect lotion for soothing dry skin after the shower. It also has just the right texture for a massage, so consider this a gift for someone who could use a little pampering.EquipmentDouble boilerMetal spoon2 small glass jam jars (100ml each)Digital kitchen scaleWhiskIce water bath Ingredients DIY VIDEOS  Make it!1....
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How to Make Modern Macramé Plant Hangers

Macramé is back! In case you didn’t get the memo about the rebirth of 70’s home crafts like terrariums, hanging plants, and macramé, consider this fair warning. I’ve been seeing plants hung in knotted rope everywhere from cool vegan eateries to upscale designer boutiques, and now that they grace the pages of Tara Heibel and Tassy de Give’s new book on creative indoor planting you know it will be showing up everywhere.Tara and Tassy are the owners behind the stylish...
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Green walnut jam + a cheese board

Are you sick of hearing about my holiday and what a lovely time I had? Well, if the answer is yes, too bad. Here comes another post 🙂 [Baby hazelnuts! Not ripe for the picking just yet.] Whilst in the Nannup area, we also had a fun opportunity to visit Fontanini’s fruit and nut farm. While most of their produce was not in season, little did they know that I knew that green walnuts are a thing! A wonderful, delicious...
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The Most Beautiful Flowering Houseplants

Fall and winter can be a drag. It’s sad to say goodbye to the colorful, cheery blooms of the garden. Flowers just make everything feel lighter and happier. That’s why I make an effort to keep flowering houseplants around, especially during the colder months when the garden has been put to bed and I need my flower fix. Design an indoor garden space with these stunning flowering houseplants and you will hardly miss the summer garden at all.Houseplants...
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Houseplants that are Poisonous to Pets: How to Keep Your Fur Babies Safe

If you have pets at home, you know that they love houseplants. Whether it is to bat at the leaves, dig in the soil, or munch on them, indoor plants are part of the home jungle that belongs to the animals of the house. You may also know that there are some houseplants that are poisonous to pets. While you may not be able to stop your furry friends from chewing on the plants (and make sure you...
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Long Beach Gears Up For Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service

More than 400 Long Beach-area volunteers are expected to give back to the community to mark the national MLK Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 21. The civil rights leader who fought against racism is honored with a federal holiday every January, around the time of his birthday. Some people get the day off from work, but others take part in the National Day of Service — where people are encouraged to...
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Women who farm: The changing face of Indiana ag

INDIANAPOLIS — There is a burgeoning group of generationally and ethnically diverse women growing food in central Indiana. The face of agriculture is changing, and there is great momentum behind the trend of more women involved in agricultural enterprises, said Eliana Blaine, soil health outreach coordinator at Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District. “Women run and work with a wide range of organizations that grow food as part of their mission and activities,” Blaine said. “These include market farms,...
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Add a Touch of Whimsy to Your Terrariums with DIY Clay Mushrooms

Have you noticed how much I love terrariums? These sweet little living worlds are a fun way to bring your garden therapy indoors and a beautiful way to display your favorite houseplants. I love to add a few decorative elements to my terrariums along with the plants growing inside. Some of my favorite additions include reindeer moss, polished river stones, and these adorable little clay mushrooms. They look natural while adding just a touch of whimsy to make...
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Glazed baby turnips with chestnut mustard and herbs + a visit at the chestnut farm

One of the most inspiring days on my little recent holiday was spending an afternoon a the Chestnut Brae farm where they grow…..chestnuts 🙂 Chestnut Brae is a 30 year old farm on about 70 acres. It’s pre-certified organic and managed by the loveliest family, who are elbow-deep involved in the daily activities, on and off season. We were given a tour of the farm and learned so much. Despite the fact that I grew up with chestnuts, climbing my...
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Preserved Lemons Recipe – Garden Therapy

If you haven’t yet tried preserved lemons, now is the time. Primarily used in Moroccan cooking, this unique salty citrus flavour quickly makes an amazing dish out of chicken or fish and adds lift to sautéed vegetables or beans. This recipe has only two ingredients, so choose them wisely. Organic lemons are the only ones I ever use for preserving as the rind will have less junk (pesticides, etc.) on it.Ingredients: 12 organic lemonscoarse Kosher saltDirections:1. Scrub the lemons under running water with a vegetable or...
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Holiday photos and a little WA food travel guide

Pleasantly lazy and flowy, delicious, inspiring, exhilarating and full of laughter, and with a good amount of friendship bonding. I touched leaves and trees, smelled flowers, gazed at the stars and felt the ocean on my body for the first time this year. This is how I would describe my recent holiday and it was exactly what I needed to feel somewhat recharged and balanced and to regain a little bit of perspective on life. I have not had...
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