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Easy Homemade Condiment Recipes

One of my favorite things about delicious, real food is the myriad ways I can dress up any dish with a rainbow of condiments. Now, we are all familiar with the electric yellow of store-bought mustard …


10 Ways to Recycle Christmas Trees

In the late 1800s, when decorating a tree for the holidays became popular, evergreens were bedecked with such Earth-friendly decorations as strings of popcorn, gilded nuts and luminous candles. Today,…


Natural Home Remedies for Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common ailments. They pay no regard to age, gender or health status, plaguing most everyone from time to time — and creating a reason for drug companies to reap huge prof…


All About Artichokes

Artichokes don’t often make it on the easiest-to-grow or easiest-to-prepare lists of gardeners and foodies. But that doesn’t mean they’re not well worth growing and/or bringing into your kitchen. They…


5 Ways to Use Shipping Pallets in the Yard and Garden

Shipping pallets are one of the best sources of lumber for little — or no — money. Also, they can be sourced from nearly any shopping center or grocery store. For these two reasons, I've made it a men…


Upcycle Your Home Décor!

There is a lot of buzz in the air about upcycling. Upcycling lends a jazzy new twist to the "reuse" part of reuse, reduce, and recycle. From turning old maps into wallpaper or window shades to creatin…


5 Tips to Grow a Food Forest

There has been a lot of interest lately in food foraging. A nature walk in the woods can turn into a bountiful buffet of forest produce when you know which plants are edible along the trail. Plenty of…


6 Natural Sunburn Remedies

While I do know the basics of skin protection to get me through summer without too much exposure to harmful sun rays — avoid being outside during the sun’s peak hours, wear a wide-brim hat and long sl…


Make Your Own Cologne

The natural soaps and detergents industry has gotten quite creative in recent years when concocting their fragrances. Grapefruits and sandalwood lend their scents to laundry powders and eucalyptus and…


This May Increase Your Property Value By 18%

Summertime is the season to showcase your home. Porches and decks are stained to avoid splintering in blistering heat, old siding is replaced, and window boxes brim with peonies. These façade facelift…


about Shelley Stonebrook

Shelley Stonebrook is an Associate Editor at Mother Earth News—North America’s most popular magazine about sustainable, self-reliant living—where she works on exciting projects such as Organic Gardening content and the Vegetable Garden Planner. Shelley is particularly interested in organic gardening, small-scale, local food production, waste reduction, food preservation and cooking. In her spare time, she posts in her personal blog, The Rowdy Radish.

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