How To & DIY

How To & DIY

How to Make Your Own Spice-Infused Oils and Vinaigrettes

Dive into a unique culinary experience and bring full-bodied flavor to your salads, pastas and more by making your own spice-infused oils and vinaigrettes. With one basic technique, you can easily make a variety of oils and dressings using your favorite herbs and spices.

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How to Make Your Own Spice-Infused Oils and Vinaigrettes

How to dye hair naturally with henna

If you're working to clean up your beauty routine, don't stop with your hair color. Instead, turn to red henna powder for an alternative to synthetic hair coloring.

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How to dye hair naturally with henna

How to care for you skin with clay masks

When it comes to skin care, using clay is about as true to nature you can get. With a slightly grainy texture for exfoliation and nutrients to nourish the skin, clay makes a great ingredient for skin care.

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How to care for you skin with clay masks

How to make herbal salves

It might look tricky, and — depending on the method you use — it can take some time, but making herbal salves is actually very simple. Here are step-by-step directions, as well as some tips that might come in handy.

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How to make herbal salves

Cooking with Ginger

Talk about personality! Not a spice to slip in unobtrusively, ginger always makes a grand appearance in dishes. Warm yet refreshing, versatile yet distinctive, ginger’s enigmatic character often enlivens the mix — in a gamut of sweet and savory recipes and in ethnic cuisines the world over.

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Cooking with Ginger

Practical Peppermint

A hardy perennial—watch out or it’ll take over the garden! — peppermint is a cross between spearmint and watermint. Its botanical name is Mentha x piperita, after a Greek nymph who was transformed into a plant, but you’ve most likely heard it called simply “mint.

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Practical Peppermint

Relax with Chamomile

German v. Roman Chamomile German chamomile has been classified by botanists as Matricaria recutital, M.

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Relax with Chamomile

Cooking with Bay

The noble bay laurel (Laurus nobilis, in fact) harkens back to ancient Greece, when kings were crowned with wreaths of bay and Olympic champions were awarded bay garlands. No less renowned today, bay laurel has been named The International Herb Association’s Herb of the year for 2009.

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Cooking with Bay

Spice Up Your Morning

Want to enhance your day from the get go? Take the time to eat a breakfast that nourishes your health and indulges your senses. No more plain toast, unadorned oats or simple salt and peppered eggs.

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Spice Up Your Morning

Low Salt Cooking: Hold the Salt, Pass the Spices!

Most of us consume about 3,400 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day — well above the recommended intake of no more than 2,300 milligrams daily. (There are 2,000 milligrams per teaspoon,.

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Low Salt Cooking: Hold the Salt, Pass the Spices!

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