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Flea-Killing Floor Soap
Wednesday, 26 Aug, 2009 – 14:31 | One Comment
Flea-Killing Floor Soap

Citrus solvents are made from the extract of citrus peels, and have an ingredient called d-limonene that kills all stages of the flea. Given that NY State has voted to take flea bombs off …

The Fourth “R” of Living Lightly?
Tuesday, 25 Aug, 2009 – 6:34 | No Comment
The Fourth “R” of Living Lightly?

We’ve all heard of the three “r’s” for living lightly on the earth, but a fourth? Try refuse. A sweet new book, Wearing Smaller Shoes, by Chip Haynes, advises just saying no to over-consumption. Haynes …

Enzyme-Rich Food? – Ask Annie
Tuesday, 25 Aug, 2009 – 5:42 | No Comment
Enzyme-Rich Food? – Ask Annie

Hi Annie,
I feel so well during farmers’ market season, eating all the freshly picked produce. Is it because fresher food has more enzymes? – Susan H., MI
Dear Susan,
Yes! I recommend you read The Enzyme Factor …

The Best Summer Fruit Pie
Monday, 24 Aug, 2009 – 12:19 | No Comment
The Best Summer Fruit Pie

Every summer, my extended family gathers for a reunion. Each family will make dinner one night, and so, over the years, we have come to know each group’s favorite meals: one of my …

Dried Flower Wreath
Tuesday, 18 Aug, 2009 – 12:38 | No Comment
Dried Flower Wreath

Dried flower wreaths are a great project and decoration for the late summer-early fall. We got the idea about 10 years ago at our local farmers’ market – there was a vender selling …

Raspberry Cappuccino Smoothie
Tuesday, 18 Aug, 2009 – 12:15 | No Comment
Raspberry Cappuccino Smoothie

This is my all time favorite dessert on a hot summer day. Plus, it is a complete crowd pleaser. I’ve adapted the recipe from Smoothies: 50 Recipes for High-Energy Refreshment. I literally …

Play Skin Deep
Tuesday, 18 Aug, 2009 – 11:53 | No Comment
Play Skin Deep

What do I advise to those of you who are just learning how to be green and need an easy way to tell what is OK and what is not? I advise you …

DIY Mint and Lemon Air Freshener
Monday, 17 Aug, 2009 – 10:41 | No Comment
DIY Mint and Lemon Air Freshener

On hot days, kitchens especially can feel like they could use a good freshening. While it is important to clean up anything that could mold and fester, you can refresh the entire space with …

DIY Deep, Natural Hair Conditioner
Saturday, 15 Aug, 2009 – 11:28 | No Comment
DIY Deep, Natural Hair Conditioner

These are deeply hydrating treatments for hair that has become dry and or damaged. Consider them “moisture packs” for your hair; spa treatments full of restorative oils and vitamins to get your hair back into …

Mango Banana Soup
Friday, 14 Aug, 2009 – 10:11 | No Comment
Mango Banana Soup

This is one of my all-time favorite summer soups. Perfectly refreshing, fruity, and spicy, it’s a definite crowd-pleaser. Everytime we serve it, people’s jaws drop in amazement and bliss! This recipe …