Monday, April 28, 2008

Wood Seed Starter Boxes

My husband came up with these great seed starter boxes made from natural wood, they are an alternative to the usual plastic sectioned seedling trays. They have drainage slats in the bottom and should last for years.
Another way to say NO to plastic and keep it out of the landfills.
These are also available to purchase. For ordering info email

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bug Repellent Recipe

Here is a recipe for an all natural bug repellent to use while working in your yard

4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
4 drops rosemary essential oil
4 drops tea tree essential oil
2 teaspoons witch hazel
8 teaspoons distilled water
Combine all essential oils and distilled water in a dark colored spray bottle and shake well. Spray mixture directly on exposed skin. Be careful to not spray near the eyes or mouth.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Celebrate Earth Day

Just a few tips in honor of Earth Day

1. Donate used computers instead of sending them into landfills.
2. Install a low-flow shower head.
3. Wash clothes in cold water.
4. Try using cloth diapers even if it is part-time.
5. Put a timer in the bathroom to remind you to take shorter showers.
6. Take excess weight out of your car to save gas.
7. Keep your tires inflated to the proper level.
8. Eliminate impulse spending.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Spring in Maine - Finally

Dreamsicle Shake

milk and meat of young Thai coconut
2 frozen bananas
3 dates
juice of a ripe navel orange (just hand squeezed straight from orange into blender)
1 Tbs honey
1 tsp vanilla

Place all ingredients, except ice, in blender and blend til smooth! Add ice cubes gradually until desired consistency reached.

This is just like those Dreamsicle ice cream bars we ate as kids! YUM!!!

- from Michelle Reeves, From SAD to RAW

I tried this and absolutely LOVED it. -Laura

Monday, April 7, 2008

Amazing "Raw" Peanut Sauce

(Makes 2 cups)

1 cup raw and creamy almond butter (MaraNatha or other good brand)
2 tablespoons fresh ginger
1/2 cup water (to thin)
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons Nama Shoyu
4 teaspoons sesame oil (optional)
2 to 3 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 jalapeño pepper

Blend all ingredients at high speed until smooth.

The dressing will become thicker after a few days in the fridge.
Add water when needed.

It is truly amazing as a salad dressing. You can also use this sauce
as a dip for carrots and other vegetables, or a sauce on cooked

This dressing will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator.

(From The Raw Food Detox Diet by Natalia Rose)