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Herb and Lemon Scones

Herb and Lemon Scones

When I can’t get my favorite scones from Petite Madeline Bakery in Oceanside, CA, I resort to a good alternative. Chopped fresh borage leaves melded perfectly with lemon zest for a light and moist scone combining mild cucumber and citrus flavors. We discovered Fresh & Easy’s English-Style Scone Mix.  It has no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors. What a relaxing morning, en... »

Blue Hake with Fresh Lavender and Thyme

Blue Hake with Fresh Lavender and Thyme

Our “recipic” for Herbed Blue Hake highlights how ground mustard seed and peppercorns are combined with lavender, thyme, onion, garlic and olive oil to produce a highly aromatic herb mixture that will entice everyone to join you in the kitchen the minute it starts baking! TIPS: Create a tight fit for your fish in a foil covered pan. This will help contain the sauce over the fish while ... »

Dig your own Fossils in Wyoming and Utah

Dig your own Fossils in Wyoming and Utah

Get out the chisels! Delta, Utah and Kemmerer, Wyoming have some of the best fossil diggin’ around. Feel like an archaeologist as you carefully separate layers of rock to find your own 55 million year old fossils at Warfield Fossils in Southern Wyoming. Bring gloves and glasses to protect your eyes. They provide the rest! We also love Antares Fossils. This is a jam-packed gallery/store showc... »

How to Make an Easy Bean Teepee

How to Make an Easy Bean Teepee

Kids will dig this home grown secret hiding place! It’s fun to put together and the anticipation from the young ones is priceless.   A bean teepee can be made in less than an hour if the ground is ready for planting, you’re not striving for perfection, and you have spare materials lying around. This one took a little extra time because our spot was rocky and we decided to build up the ... »

Pros and Cons of the Urban Compost Tumbler

Pros and Cons of the Urban Compost Tumbler

Urban Compost Tumbler We have the largest model (9.5 cubic ft) and it has given us compost in 4 weeks. The larger the better if you are serious about composting. If you would like to try it out, go for a smaller model or one that is less expensive. How It’s Used If you keep it in full sun and once filled, do not keep adding to it, you will be able to produce great compost quickly. Add 1/2 br... »

Learning about Lavender

Learning about Lavender

I like the video series by Sarah Bader on lavender. I easily remember her tip for pruning. Cut two inches above the start of the soft wood. If you don’t do this in the spring your lavender will end up scraggly and won’t create a nice mound like it’s supposed to. I have Spanish Lavender and French Lavender (adopted from a friend who will traveling all summer). During my own resear... »

Funny Ways to Recycle Human Hair and Stay Green

Funny Ways to Recycle Human Hair and Stay Green

Hair is a renewable resource! Pounds of hair get wasted every day and lost in landfills. Like tumbleweeds rolling around in the desert, these misplaced clumps and drainage gooh can be put to use for the good of humanity. There are plenty of ways you can reuse human hair and if you are ready to do your part to protect the earth, give at least one of these ideas a try today: Birds could use your hai... »

Compost Cartoon Joke Comedy

Comedy in Compost – Salon Rakeover

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