My Tea Collection

I grew up watching my parents drink a lot of tea. They are both from England, so it’s in the genes, you know. Tea became a love of mine, too, especially when I lived through a few chilly Colorado winters. I had a nice little tea drawer, full of herbal tea varieties that I’d pull […]

Best 100 Juices for Kids (& Nourishing Carrot-Pear-Beet Juice Recipe)

Juice and kids seem to go together. When my children were younger, it seemed every play date and park trip was not complete without a juice box. As I learned more about natural living, I steered away from conventional juices, but still enjoyed a fresh one from time to time (and a boxed one every […]

Berkey Water Filter

We have used a Berkey water filter in our home for the past 5 years. I love it. Truly. The water tastes great and I can rest assured knowing the bad chemicals and other impurities have been filtered out. The Berkey comes in many sizes, we have the Big Berkey, because that is what fit best […]

52 DIY Herbal Tea Recipes

Tea is more than a beverage, it’s an herbal remedy. This quote describes it well: Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. ~Okakura Kakuzō Tea is a perfectly simple way to access the health benefits of herbs. The quiet ritual of preparing and sipping a cup of tea is a wonderfully relaxing […]

10 Benefits (and uses) of Apple Cider Vinegar

I drink a splash of apple cider vinegar in water most days of the week. It seems to refresh me and provides a tasty option to unhealthy beverages that might tempt me in the afternoon hours. My daily apple cider vinegar elixir 1 – 3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar (with the mother) 8 ounces […]

How to Make Sun Tea with Fresh Herbs

How would you like to pick a few herbs in the morning and drink some freshly brewed tea by sun down? It’s fun and easy to do and your kids will love watching the water change color. For more details and some suggestions of which herbs to use, read my post at Frugal Granola today! […]

How to Make Rose Petal Ice Cubes

One way to create a delightful home is to add a special touch to daily tasks or events. Doing something out of the ordinary helps break up the mundane and makes your loved ones feel special. Rose petal ice cubes bring fun and interest to the plainest of summer drinks (even water). It’s also an […]

Green Tea Berry Smoothie

Photo by Julia Tikhonova With berries popping up at Farmer’s markets everywhere, smoothie season is also in full swing! Smoothies are so quick to prepare and an easy way to get a lot of nutrition into one small glass. I love them. The following recipe calls for a variety of berries and a cup of […]

How to Make Water Kefir

Have you ever heard of Water Kefir? I hadn’t until last year. Now I love it! Water Kefir is an easy to prepare, pro-biotic beverage full of healthy bacteria to improve your gut health. I’ve written a step-by-step tutorial explaining how to make it over at Keeper of the Home. The above picture s of […]

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

By tea, I mean herbal tea. My favorite! (Hope that’s not too disappointing to my black tea and coffee drinking friends!) It’s so warm, soothing and comforting. And it smells good too! Peace and joy in a cup! (What can I say? I like my tea.) So, lets get right to it, shall we? When […]