Monthly Archives: December 2011

Powerhouse Plants For Home Gardeners

The Search For More Nutritious Vegetables Although American food quality in general is in decline, we Northwestern gardeners have a remarkable resource close at hand. The Alf Christianson Seed Company in Mount Vernon, Washington (for many years the last major … Continue reading

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Cooking With Friendly Fats

Be Not Afraid I’ve noticed this holiday season that many people make unsavory food compromises in the name of “good health.” Artificial butter, fake eggs, mistreated milks and cheeses that are reduced in natural fat, then stabilized in decidedly unnatural … Continue reading

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Winter Skin Care From The Garden

Natural Body Care When It Counts Winter time can be hard on our skin, which is, after all, our largest organ and one of the most environmentally sensitive. Indoors, forced air heating dries out skin and hair. Outdoors, cold wind … Continue reading

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Homemade Gifts From The Garden

Simple, Inexpensive And Beautiful Holiday Gifts Holidays can be delightful, and they can also feel a bit high-pressured these days. My family has pledged not to exchange anything store-bought this year (and some have asked not to exchange anything at … Continue reading

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