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April 29, 2016

Herbaliciousness! (I’ll explain…)

By: Leanne Ely   When I’m looking at a big rack of dried herbs in the grocery store, I often think of dollar bills chopped up and put into bags. For many dried herbs, you might as well just chop up a few dollar bills and sprinkle them on your food for the amount of… Read more

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April 22, 2016

Special Report – Expired Condiments

 By: Leanne Ely   Ladies, are you suffering from OCS? Old Condiment Syndrome? You know what I’m talking about. Crusty ketchup bottles, icky, old Ranch dressing and ancient mustard? We all have as many condiments as we do cleaning supplies. FlyLady says she knows what’s lurking under your sinks (more cleaning supplies than a janitorial… Read more

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April 18, 2016

The Ultimate Spice Cabinet Clean Out!

By: Leanne Ely   How many of us have professed to want to eat healthier, lose weight and get organized? It’s almost as if these three things are the ultimate trifecta! Believe it or not, one of the best ways to do all three of these things is to spice up your low calorie fare… Read more

Cooking Oils

April 15, 2016

Good oil/bad oil. Now you’ll know the difference.

By: Leanne Ely   There is a good deal of confusion around which oils are good for cooking and which are not. Fat is essential for human health. We need fat in our diets for hormone health, cell building, energy, and even for keeping our skin in good shape. There are certain vitamins (A, D,… Read more

HowToStartAnOrganicGarden

April 4, 2016

How to start an organic garden (here’s how!)

By: Leanne Ely   I just love this time of year when those tender green leaves start shooting from the earth. There’s nothing like walking out to the garden with a pair of scissors and bringing in everything you need to make a fabulous salad for dinner. If you’ve made the decision to plant your… Read more

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April 1, 2016

Little house on the…forage?

By: Leanne Ely   Now that I have everyone talking Paleo, I thought the timing would be just right to talk about all of the delicious foods you can find in the wild, or right in your own backyard! We have our ancestors to thank for figuring out that the leaves of the rhubarb plant… Read more

Fresh Raw Meat

March 18, 2016

(Safety Issue) Meat Storage Tips

By: Leanne Ely   I thought it would be a great idea to talk about how long you should be keeping that expensive local, grass-fed and organic meat and wild caught fish you’ve been investing in. Y’all make me so proud! First let’s talk about poultry storage. Nothing has quite as off-putting a smell as chicken that’s… Read more

6HotTipsToAvoidFreezerBurn

March 17, 2016

6 Hot Tips To Avoid Freezer Burn (and stop throwing away your $$)

By: Leanne Ely   Have you ever removed a tray of meat from the freezer only to find discoloration and ice crystals? If you’ve forgotten about a carton of ice cream in the freezer for any length of time, you may have opened it to find its surface covered in ice. Freezer burn, we tend… Read more

Fruits and vegetables

March 7, 2016

How much nutrition is really in your food?

By: Leanne Ely   You hear all the time that you should eat your fruits and vegetables. That they contain important minerals and vitamins essential for good health. So, you probably feel that you’re doing something good when you sit down to your daily salad and whatever other vegetables you can cram into yourself and/or… Read more

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March 4, 2016

Why honeybees are so important

By: Leanne Ely   I can’t remember the last time I bought a jar of honey. I’ve had no need to since I started raising my own backyard bees! My honeybees amaze me every single day and every July, they provide me with all of the honey I could possibly need for the year (and… Read more