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4/22/2010
Get maximum flavor and brilliant color in a small garden space with peppers.
2/2/2010
A Mexican restaurant shares the secrets of chili rellenos ''stuffed chillis'' without the long wait.
8/15/2012
Peppermint, one of the most widely known mints in North America, can be distilled to extract its essential oil. Use this oil to soothe indigestion, sore throats and much more.
9/16/2010
NOTE We never trade products for mentions in our blogs or our published magazine. We do receive free samples and will mention them only if we like the product or find it especially effective.  A few years ago a friend
12/30/2009
Create your own secret ingredient chili recipe.
1/22/2011
Costa Rica's hospitable climate nurtures the most amazing produce, from hearts of palm to starfruit.
10/7/2009
When jalapenos take over, what’s a rookie gardener to do? Dry ’em, freeze ’em, smoke ’em, and more.
10/26/2012
Simply Organic Black Pepper is now available in a reusable tin that features a triple-use closure that allows users to sprinkle, spoon or pour the pepper.
8/17/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence gives easy green nursery tips.
1/21/2010
Capsaicin heats up your mouth and your endorphins, so try out a homemade hot sauce recipe.
6/9/2011
Find out the best oils to moisturize big, pregnant bellies.
1/23/2011
Finca Bella Vista in Costa Rica, a community of sustainable treehouses in the jungle canopy, connected by zip lines and suspension bridges, is an Ewok Village come to life.
8/11/2011
Growing invasive peppermints is not always a bad thing!
7/15/2011
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
1/13/2011
Capsaicin, the active ingredient in cayenne and other chili peppers, offers a number of health benefits, from relieving pain to protecting the heart.
6/19/2012
An easy description of making your own baby food from scratch. Create nutritional options for your baby and safe money!
2/2/2012
Baby wearing allows mama and baby to navigate through the world as a unit, offering security and comfort.
2/5/2013
One of our "14 Sustainable Food Companies You Can Trust," Plum Organics is good for your baby's health and the health of the planet.
7/13/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace introduces a new line of  natural baby products from leading baby products powerhouse Johnson's. The Johnson's Natural line provides eco-conscious moms natural baby wash, baby shampoo, baby lotion and more.
9/6/2013
These five effective and useful products are among my top picks for a healthy, natural baby.
8/8/2011
Coyuchi’s baby items, which include bedding, blankets, clothing, and bath basics are made from 100% organic cotton, which feature low-impact dyes and a nontoxic production process, perfect for sensitive skin.
10/7/2011
SheaMoisture expands on their Organic Raw Shea Butter Baby Collection with two new products formulated with organic ingredients to heal and soothe delicate baby skin.
12/20/2010
Please your spicier side with Muir Glen's recipe for savory Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Peppers.
7/22/2008
Garden Girl’s Zippity Do Dah Peppermint Foot Cream packs a light punch when it comes to refreshing and invigorating your feet. 
3/2/2011
EcoSmart's new line of natural bed bug repellents can prevent the pests from hitching a ride home with you.
6/20/2012
Making your own baby food not only saves you money but allows you control over what's in your baby's food. Get started—and find out just how easy it is—with these homemade baby food recipes.
7/14/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Johnson’s Natural Head-To-Toe Foaming Baby Wash.
2/1/2011
In Costa Rica, all the elements are in place for a Slow Food revolution. Check out the organic bounty--and enjoy a delicious gourmet take on a traditional native dish.
8/9/2011
All too soon the winter months will be here, which is more reason to explore ways to preserve this vibrant and medicinal food to have on hand all year long.
3/18/2011
As the weather get warmer and the bugs starts to hatch, stop them from coming in your house with these natural insect repellents.
3/25/2010
Wet and windy conditions haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia out of her herb garden. See how her plants are thriving despite the spring Texas weather.
3/9/2011
Take a look at these exotic herbs that you can add to your garden.
4/30/2010
I love discovering beauty products that use essential oils in lieu of artificial fragrances, which is what Pattern does with its body washes.
12/11/2009
Improve circulation with these seven warming herbs and spices, recommended by Brigitte Mars from The Huffington Post.
9/11/2013
This year marked the inaugural natural beauty pop-up event, A Night For Green Beauty. The event featured enthusiastic green beauty bloggers and fabulous green beauty brands. Here I've compiled a handful of green beauty products that caught my eye from companies La Bella Figura, One Love Organics, May Lindstrom, H. Gillerman Organics and Ilia.
7/8/2011
A well-known member of the mint family, peppermint has been used since ancient times to treat a number of ailments, including upset stomachs, skin irritations and more.
7/17/2013
Try your hand at making your own reed diffuser oil. This fun DIY project keeps homes smelling clean and fresh without the use of possibly harmful chemicals.
6/18/2008
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews peppermint natural lip balm from EO.
1/18/2012
Foods and herbs with natural antibiotic powers keep our immune systems healthy. Check out these antibacterial foods and antibacterial herbs!
12/7/2011
Beat the winter blues with this warming mint hot chocolate recipe.
5/12/2011
Whether you're worried about your synthetic chemical intake or simply want to save some money, making your own herbal toothpaste or powder can be a simple change.
9/8/2009
Guest blogger Desiree Bell, explains the difference between herbs and spices once and for all.
11/25/2009
Learn how to get the full flavor of holiday baking without investing in 10 new jars of herbs or spices.
4/9/2010
If you're growing cilantro plants, sow the seed directly in your garden to use in various dishes.
1/18/2011
Grow spinach (Spinacia oleracea 'Bloomsdale Long Standing') from seed this spring with this garden giveaway.
10/6/2009
Sunflower seeds have been found at several archaeological sites in the United States. Discover the many uses of this ancient plant.
10/14/2010
As winter approaches a cup of Camellia sinensis can revive your soul. Learn more about the history and comfort of this simple beverage.
7/27/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews natural shampoo California Baby Swimmer's Defense Shampoo and Body Wash.
2/8/2012
Get in the mood with natural libido boosters, aphrodisiac spices and exercises to get your blood pumping!
4/22/2010
Home sick for the day, Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren tests the effectiveness of natural home remedies for nasal congestion, sore throat and aching muscles.
3/1/2010
Mexican mint marigold, green pepper basil and lemon eucalyptus are just a few of the herbs in Cynthia's herb garden showing new signs of growth this spring.
11/8/2013
Spice up your Meatless Monday with a recipe borne out of fresh produce at the farmers market. Blogger Jennifer Rose uses local acorn squash and baby kale to make a delicious vegetarian meal.
5/14/2012
As nursery renovation begins, Jessica is just beginning an investigation into remodeling options.
4/10/2012
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
4/19/2011
Herbs can be used to add flavor to a child's food from a very early age, and can often assist with health worries.
9/3/2014
Go plum crazy with these delectable treats: stewed plums and a gluten-free plum dessert recipe known as a “Butter Baby.”
6/4/2010
Have a headache? Instead of reaching for that bottle of ibuprofen, try one of these natural remedies for headache relief: lavender, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, feverfew or willow bark.
5/31/2012
The Herbalista's container garden is planted and almost ready for harvesting. Check out her five favorite herbs to grow in an herb container garden.
4/13/2011
Grow the kind of dill that fits your gardening and dining style. Also, comment to enter our latest garden giveaway!
5/21/2010
Patsy Bell Hobson reviews Doug Oster's book, Tomatoes Basil Garlic, which captures the simple pleasures of growing and cooking your garden's most versatile veggies.
3/23/2010
This spring, guest blogger Patsy Bell Hobson is expanding her lavender collection to extend the bloom period with different varieties.
5/18/2010
When lettuce is finished in your garden, sow chard seed for fresh greens all summer. Enter for a chance to win chard seed packets.
3/16/2010
Plant herbariums collect herbal memories all summer long.
4/12/2011
Try growing chervil in your garden this spring. Also, enter our latest garden giveawy by leaving us a comment, explaining how you would use the plant.
8/3/2010
Ratatouille is a delicious way to preserve a lot of garden produce fast. Also, comment to win a French thyme seed packet.
3/2/2011
Thyme is a very useful and decorative herb in the garden and in the kitchen.
10/20/2009
Use fresh tarragon as the main ingredient in vinegars, salad dressings, and rotisserie herbed chicken recipes to extend its harvest.
8/23/2010
Get inspired by these tips and make something useful out of your used glass instead of just recycling it. From wine bottles to baby food jars, you’ll find a repurposing project that suits your recycling bin.
8/10/2012
Finding adorable and eco-friendly nursery decor is easy! It's narrowing down the options that is the hard part. Check out this sustainable, handmade nursery decor for a healthy, great-looking nursery. 
7/14/2010
Next time you need a boost of energy, put down the caffeinated beverage and pick up one of these natural remedies for boosting energy.
5/6/2011
Leave the over-the-counter medications at the store and ease your coughing with these natural remedies.
11/22/2011
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
7/7/2010
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a convenient natural sunscreen stick from Environmental Working Group-rated company California Baby.
3/7/2012
Learn how a calendula and lavender baby bar soap helped make child care a little easier for this blogger.
4/20/2012
In the first in a series of posts on the most important chemicals to avoid during pregnancy, Jessica discusses the dangers of BPA (bisphenol-A)exposure to developing babies.
1/12/2010
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
8/18/2010
One of my favorite herbs from Hort Couture is Salvia officinalis ‘La Crema’, a fragrant, variegated sage that is currently thriving in my Zone 6 garden. Learn more about this brand with style.
11/9/2009
Ginger root treats circulatory and digestive systems, coughs, colds, aches and pains. Use it in recipes like Ginger Pumpkin Pie and Indian Lemonade-Ginger Ale.
1/25/2012
Discover your next project in the herb garden, starting with rose hips and ending with an invigorating herbal tea.
2/1/2012
When I saw Susan Belsinger's book about roses on the International Herb Association website, I was thrilled. She was kind enough to allow me to share this Rose Vinegar recipe from her "The Roses in Your Vinegar" article.
11/2/2010
Take advantage of bargain prices to add these heirloom herbs to your garden!
3/9/2010
This Saint Patrick's Day, make Irish stew that has many surprising herbs and spices.
6/7/2011
This garden favorite is great for salads, mesclun mixes, pastas and pizza. Comment for your chance to win a packet of arugula seeds from Renee's Garden.
6/29/2010
A plastic knife will open those weighty bags of potting soil or top soil faster than most pricey garden gadgets.
1/10/2012
Revive a feeling of ritual at your dinner table by summoning the family with a dinner gong made of reclaimed materials.
3/25/2010
There are many different ways to bake with lavender. Try my suggestions for lavender-infused baked goods, beverages and spice mixes, such as the classic combination of Herbes de Provence.
2/4/2010
Each flower means something different. Express your love for someone this Valentine's Day with one of our two meaningful potpourri mixes.
4/11/2012
Grow chervil this spring for a mild gourmet flavor.
3/14/2011
Discover one of our guest bloggers favorite heirloom seeds, lemon basil. Then learn more about unique heirlooms.
10/7/2009
Before we go into mourning over the loss of our favorite fresh herb, basil, let's consider these five ways to stretch out our basil  harvest.
10/6/2010
Try saving seed from a few of your garden favorites this year. The number of seeds sold in the seed catalogs decreases every year. Saving seed may save that particular variety from extinction.
5/12/2010
There are many ways to use parsley in your home. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.
6/8/2010
Although pickling is the most well known use for dill, don't forget all the wonderful ways to include this herb in your life. Enter for a chance to win dill 'Dukat' seed packets.
11/11/2011
It wouldn't be fall without apple pie, cobblers, dumplings, baked apples and my favorite—apple crisp. But don't limit yourself to apple desserts. Create savory apple dishes with the help of these delicious herbs.  
5/25/2010
These tiny, sweet strawberries are hard to find but perfect for any home gardener. Enter for a chance to win strawberry seed packets.
12/7/2011
Making beeswax candles is a fun and easy project, perfect for the holiday season.
11/22/2011
My favorite fast food during the hectic holidays? Bread and soup. In the time it would take to get drive-thru on the way home, you'll be sitting down to a bowl of bliss that will warm your heart and soul.
7/25/2012
The fireweed plant is a showy herb native to the northern hemisphere. Use it to make a deliciously sweet Fireweed Jelly or a tea useful in treating constipation.
10/28/2011
Learn how to make flavored vinegar with tasy herbal, spice, fruit and vegetable combinations.
3/3/2010
Vegetable soup is the reward a summer's worth of hard work in the garden can produce. Spring is the time for spring cleaning, emptying the freezer and washing canning jars.
1/6/2011
Germinate your favorite parsley indoors this winter to get a head start on spring gardening. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.
5/10/2011
Win sunflower seeds, attract pollinators and help bee populations in your area.
11/17/2011
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
8/22/2012
The Lemon Verbena Lady goes back to her tried-and-true favorite, lemon verbena, and makes sure to stay prepared for the upcoming fall and winter season. She offers ways to preserve that wonderful lemony flavor so that you can savor it all fall and winter long.
3/18/2013
This spring become more self-reliant by planting herbs in pots, building raised garden beds, creating a worm composting bin and making your own fence paint. These gardening tips for spring will have you anticipating sunny days.
3/1/2011
Use your old garden and herb calendars to craft colorful envelopes and stationery. Also, try some of their old recipes, like this St. John's Wort And Lavender Cream.
7/18/2011
Four-o’clocks are an old favorite that have been around a long time. There is a reason why they have been in your family garden for generations. Comment for your chance to win four-o'clock seeds, courtesy Renee's Garden.
11/23/2010
Try this rich fruit soup with strawberry and lavender lavender from The Garden Bistro in Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a sweet special occasion.
2/10/2012
Chives are a cool-season, cold-tolerant perennial that love full sun and well-drained soil. Get your chance to grow chives from seed in your garden by entering our special garden giveaway. Ends March 7, 2012!
7/24/2012
Calendula is an easy flower to grow. Plant in full sun flower beds, containers, and vegetable and herb gardens.
5/4/2011
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
6/7/2011
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
5/2/2012
Once you have this herb in your garden, you will never be without cutting leaf celery. It's a perfect container plant to grow close by the kitchen door.
5/16/2012
Don't get stuck growing just one kind of basil. Try one of these basils for extra flavor and fragrance.


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