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    Go bananas

    Go bananas By Betsy Wild If you read my blog regularly, you know that I am a firm believer in local, seasonal eating.  But, I do have some exceptions, one of which is bananas.  I could never give up bananas …

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    Composting

    Composting By Betsy Wild Composting means recycling organic material to the soil, which produced the organic material in the first place.  The byproduct is compost, or decomposed plant matter that turns into a dark, soil-like humus and makes an incredibly …

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    Gardening with charcoal and epsom salts

    Gardening with charcoal and epsom salts By Betsy Wild A few weeks ago I did a post on gardening with baking soda.  I recently came across more clever organic gardening tips using common household products – charcoal and Epsom salts. …

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    Turn your kitchen waste into gold

    Turn your kitchen waste into gold By Betsy Betsy Wild One more Vitamix advantage that I neglected to mention in last week’s blog – When making a smoothie or juice drink in your Vitamix, the whole fruit is juiced, which …

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    Heirloom plants and seeds

    Heirloom plants and seeds By Betsy Wild Heirloom plants are vegetables, flowers, and fruits that are grown from seeds passed down through the generations and are open pollinated, meaning they rely on natural pollination from insects and wind.  They generally …

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    Greener alternatives to chlorine bleach

    Greener alternatives to chlorine bleach By Betsy Wild Chlorine Bleach is one of the most effective clothes whiteners and disinfectants, but it can be toxic. Chlorine (Cl2) is among the ten highest volume chemicals manufactured in the United States. It …

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    Red Palm Oil

    Red Palm Oil By Betsy Wild I use a variety of oils. Olive oil for salads, salad dressings and even washing my face like they do in Greece; grape seed oil for sautéing and roasting; coconut oil for cooking, baking, …

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    Eating fish is more complicated than you think

    Eating fish is more complicated than you think By Betsy Wild Fish is not a health food, according to Dr. Joel Furhman, a board-certified family physician, NY Times best-selling author, nutritional researcher, and an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural …

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    Paper napkins or cloth

    Paper napkins or cloth By Betsy Wild “In a Gentle Way You Can Shake the World.” – Gandhi When I came across this wonderful quote, I started thinking about gentle changes that positively impact the earth.  One such change is …

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    Gardening with baking soda

    Gardening with baking soda By Betsy Wild Cheap, effective and OG (the original “green”), baking soda bakes, cleans, heals, disinfects, scrubs, deodorizes, exfoliates, and brightens just about everything in the home.  But did you know baking soda works in the …

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