How To & DIY

How To & DIY

There’s More to Moringa

Moringa (Moringa oleifera, Moringaceae) is a small shrub native to northern India, with related species found across other regions of Asia and Africa. Our organic moringa powder comes from Ghana.

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There’s More to Moringa

Learn About Lavender

Fields of purple/blue plants sway to the horizon on an English lavender farm. At home, tidy dresser drawers cradle lavender sachets amidst favorite lingerie, and aptly colored lavender soap evokes memories of grandmother.

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Learn About Lavender

How to care for your 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 your skin with clay masks

Cinco de Mayo

Full of vibrant color, lively flavors, and spirited music — there's little wonder that more and more of us (no matter our heritage) are celebrating the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo! The day commemorates the 1862 victory of Mexican peasants over the French army. While you may not want to reenact the battle (as the people of Puebla, Mexico do), go ahead and celebrate Mexican culture with a party, big or small.

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Cinco de Mayo

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!

Herbal Vinegars

Herbal vinegars are easy to make and versatile. Use them in the kitchen in everything from dressings to desserts, as well as outside the kitchen for toiletries and cleaning.

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Herbal Vinegars

Cooking with Chili Peppers

There are thousands of varieties of chilies, and this diversity, combined with their level of ripeness and whether they are used fresh, dried or even smoked, results in a vast array of flavors. Learn about the flavors of four varieties of dried or fresh chili peppers to take your experience beyond a simple incendiary sensation to enjoyment of a complex seasoning.

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Cooking with Chili Peppers

Introduction to Fermentation

Fermentation transforms and preserves food through the action of microbes. People started fermenting food thousands of years ago, motivated by a need to have food to eat beyond the growing season.

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Introduction to Fermentation

The Popularity of Pepper

If we had to select just one spice to flavor our food, pepper, “the master spice,” would be a wise choice. Always the world’s most important spice—at one time worth its weight in gold—pepper accounts for about 35% of the total world trade in spices today.

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The Popularity of Pepper

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

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