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Tulsi Tea – Annie’s Advice
Friday, 28 Aug, 2009 – 7:39 | Comments Off on Tulsi Tea – Annie’s Advice
Tulsi Tea – Annie’s Advice

Always on the lookout for tea, my eye was drawn to a new brand in my favorite health food store: Tulsi Tea, made by Organic India. What really grabbed me was the cover copy, which …

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 | Comments Off on The Fourth “R” of Living Lightly?
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 | Comments Off on Enzyme-Rich Food? – Ask Annie
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 | Comments Off on The Best Summer Fruit Pie
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 | Comments Off on Dried Flower Wreath
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 | Comments Off on Raspberry Cappuccino Smoothie
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 | Comments Off on Play Skin Deep
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 | Comments Off on DIY Mint and Lemon Air Freshener
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 | Comments Off on DIY Deep, Natural Hair Conditioner
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 …