Preserving and Storing the Organic Way

by Adrian Michaels Since buying or growing organic produce tends to be a seasonal affair, you will want to be able to preserve your fruits and vegetables to use later in the year. There are several great food preservation methods that you can use to keep food for many months, all still retaining the organic… 

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Save Money in the Kitchen

For many people, cutting back on their grocery budgets can be an overwhelming experience. They know they’re spending too much, but don’t know where to begin to cut. Often, they fear that they will deprive themselves and their children if they become frugal. The good news is that there are ways to have your cake, eat it and save money at the same time. The whole secret is to start slowly. There are countless ways you can cut, but if you need to, target just one thing at a time – you will still be saving money if you do only one thing. If you are a frugal beginner, try these simple suggestions from my cookbook, Not Just Beans, (www.notjustbeans.com) for saving on your food bill:

Save Money by Using Homemade Natural Cleaning Products

To avoid the health and environmental negative effects of chemical-based cleaning solutions, some companies are producing natural cleaning products made out of organic or biodegradable elements. These natural ingredients make them good and safe for daily cleaning use and they can even be obtain at a very small financial expense. Do not waste another time in saving your family from dangerous chemical ingredients. Choose to use natural cleaning products in cleaning your home.

Natural Anti-Jetlag Tips

According to Charles Ehret, a scientist at Argonne National Laboratories, travelers are recommended to eat in a “feast and famine” style for several days before departure, feasting on a high-protein breakfast and lunch to stimulate the body’s active cycle, and a high-carbohydrate dinner to stimulate sleep on the first day.Then…

Gardening With Vinegar – Tips and Uses of Vinegar in Your Garden

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Slugs are real pests, because they eat both vegetables, especially lettuces and plants, especially hostas. In this case, vinegar acts as a poison to the slugs because, if you spray slugs with it directly, they will die. You can treat snails in exactly the same way. However, because vinegar is also a herbicide, be careful where you spray your vinegar. Salvias for example will die, if they are sprayed as a casualty.

Cleaning Your Kids Bedding

Each piece of kids bedding will say on its tag exactly what the proper cleaning method for each individual item is. It is very important to follow the instructions on the tag for that item, because washing them incorrectly could result in damaging them, or possibly causing earlier and harsher wear and tear than would normally be there.

Water Filtration Systems – Making Your Water Safe

With the growing data demonstrating chemicals in our water as a health hazard, consumers are looking for natural ways to purify their water. The result has been an increased demand for water filtration systems and natural ways to sanitize water for pools. Filtered water has a number of health benefits. Reduce airborn chemicals by removing them from your water. When chlorine and other chemicals are removed from water used for washing, they are no longer embedded in clothing. Removing chlorine from the water used in dishwashing prevents chlorine vapors from being released into the air. Using a house water filter can alleviate the effects of asthma and allergies by providing cleaner air to breathe in the home.