Benefits of Basil Leaves

Basil leaves

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a culinary herb from the mint family. It plays a significant role in the many Mediterranean – mainly Italian – cuisines. It’s the basis of pesto and adds a distinctive flavor to pasta, pizza, salads, and other dishes. It’s also widely used in some Asian cuisines, like Thai, … Read more

Top Uses of Rosemary

Fresh rosemary herb

Rosemary, a fragrant evergreen herb native to the Mediterranean, is a bush that has needle-like leaves and flowers that are white, blue, purple or pink. Being in the family of herbs, it’s a culinary condiment with potential health benefits. It has been used for cooking purposes since at least 500 B.C.  In … Read more

Benefits of Belgian Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate bars with a dark chocolate drink and a sketchbook

Chocolate comes from cocoa. a plant with high levels of minerals and antioxidants. The milk chocolate, white chocolate, semisweet chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, etc. contains cocoa butter, sugar, milk, and small quantities of cocoa. Dark chocolate is the second most popular type of chocolate. It is referred to as black or semisweet chocolate … Read more

Types and Uses of Chocolates

Different Sliced Chocolates

Chocolate is loved by people around the globe. Chocolate in real means several different things. With so many options and types of chocolate available, it’s overwhelming. A glance at the chocolate aisle of a grocery store confirms this fact. When you hear the word chocolate, it refers to something sweet milk chocolate … Read more

Which Produce to Buy Organic

Which Produce to Buy Organic

Recently we were doing some research on what produce we should buy organic versus that which we might be able to save a little money on and buy conventional. We know a lot of you would say to buy everything organic, but others of you will be able to relate to my … Read more

Making Homemade Deodorant

Making Homemade Deodorant

We have been interested in making homemade deodorant for a while.  Have you? We are not much of a conspiracy theorists but putting that much chemical on our armpits every day and chemically clogging and controlling sweat glands just doesn’t seem like a good idea when you think about it rationally… you … Read more

Immune Boosting Elderberry – 20+ Articles

Immune Boosting Elderberry

Many people live in a house with small children.  Germs and minor illnesses are unavoidable. Given our propensity for sickness around here, we have been wanting to learn more about the immune-boosting elderberry plant.  In our search for information, we found tons of great resources.  If you’re like us and have been … Read more