How To & DIY

How To & DIY

Warm Spices

You know a warm spice when you meet one, whether you smell it wafting through the kitchen or taste it in a stew. That deep aroma and strong taste makes any dish richer.

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Warm Spices

What is Spirulina?

Its deep emerald color is one clue that spirulina is one of nature's gems. As this ingredient grows in popularity for its nutritional benefits, more of us are asking, "What is spirulina, anyway?" Spirulina is the common name for two species of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae.

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What is Spirulina?

Bulk Pantry Staples

A well-stocked pantry helps us feel secure in our homes and opens up our from-scratch cooking to more interesting and healthier possibilities. But beyond these obvious benefits, the advantages of buying in bulk also include saving money, reducing waste and enjoying a better, fresher product.

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Bulk Pantry Staples

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

Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Like a boozy, liquid, adult version of the Christmas cookie jar, our holiday mixology menu tastes unmistakably seasonal, comforting and familiar, but with distinct spicy twists. Jamaican Christmas Punch This gorgeous garnet-colored punch featuring hibiscus flowers, allspice, ginger and star anise looks splendid in a glass punch bowl or pitcher.

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Holiday Cocktail Recipes

All About Vanilla

Vanilla is perhaps the most indispensible flavoring in any kitchen! Learn how vanilla beans are grown and pollinated and how to choose and store vanilla beans.Remarkably aromatic, delightfully sensuous.

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All About Vanilla

Customizable Skin Care

Homemade Skin Care Made Easy The path to wellness includes mindful decisions about your skin care routines. Creating your own skin care products can be a fun and effective way to ensure you know what you are putting on your body.

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Customizable Skin Care

Baking Flavors & Extracts 101

In some recipes, using a flavor extract or flavor is easier and yields a tastier, more uniform result than adding the actual ingredient itself. For example, cherry flavor might be preferable to using chopped cherries in some breads, cakes or cookies.

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Baking Flavors & Extracts 101

Cooking with Cardamom

Warm, subtly spicy, exotically aromatic with a flavor that transforms both sweet and savory recipes into heavenly dishes. No wonder “cardamom” means “grains of Paradise.

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Cooking with Cardamom

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