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    The wonders of coconut oil

    The wonders of coconut oil By Betsy Wild Have you discovered the wonders of coconut oil?  For years, we’ve been told  that coconut oil is bad for you, but the reality is coconut oil has just the right kinds of fats, …

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    Organic lawns

    Organic lawns By Betsy Wild About this time of year, we’ve had enough of winter and are anxious to start gardening and working on the lawn. There are lots of creative options for lawns and now is the time to …

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    Have you joined a CSA?

    CSAs, or Community Supported Agriculture, have grown in popularity over the years. In a CSA, consumers can buy local, seasonal food directly from the farmer. The farmer offers a certain number of shares, or boxes of vegetables or other farm …

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    Natural remedies for insect bites

    Natural remedies for insect bites By Betsy Wild There are several precautions you can take to repel mosquitoes, like using a safe, non-toxic personal repellant, covering your arms and legs at dusk when the mosquitoes come out, avoid keeping standing …

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    Frozen lemons

    Frozen lemons By Betsy Wild One of my readers sent me a write-up about the secret of frozen lemons.  Rather than just using the lemon juice and wasting the rest of this nutrient-rich fruit, freeze it.  Wash it first and …

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    Healthy holiday baking

    Healthy holiday baking By Betsy Wild What’s the holiday season without cookies, cakes, candies and other unhealthy treats!  Baking holiday goodies is part of the tradition, and a perfect family activity. While I totally believe in a little splurging, there …

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    Get rid of those mice naturally

    Get rid of those mice naturally By Betsy Wild This year I have noticed a proliferation of mice in my house and even had a squirrel yesterday!  A recent article in the Boston Globe entitled, “Where did all the acorns …

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    Unclog Your Drain Safely Recipe

    One of my readers contacted me about unclogging her bathroom sink.  As a conscientious environmentalist, she was surprised and frustrated when baking soda and vinegar didn’t unclog her drain.  She was adamant about not using conventional, off the shelf products …

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    Cucumber and vodka- not a cocktail, but a green alternative

    Cucumber and vodka- not a cocktail, but a green alternative By Betsy Wild Many foods and spirits can be used as green alternatives to conventional household and personal care products.  Below are some ideas sent to me from a couple …

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    Fight a cold naturally

    Fight a cold naturally By Betsy Wild USDA photo. Image Number K3644-12. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Exposure to cold germs is inevitable and most people get at least one or two colds per year.  My husband and I recently felt the …

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