Help ring in another fall season with these tasty treats.
Celebrate the significance of the autumnal equinox with these harvest recipes.
Gather herbs for crafting herbal remedies with our expert help. We share basic guidelines for determining the appropriate time of year to harvest each part of a plant and teach you how to harvest herbs from gardens.
A ForestEthics report calls out the American Forest and Paper Association-backed Sustainable Forestry Initiative label for not protecting forests.
The U.S. Green Building Council singles out the Forest Stewardship Council as the only trusted wood certifier.
Whether you want it for tea or some other project, handling stinging nettle during harvesting does not have to be painful.
The dried fruit and almonds included in Sun-Maid’s Autumn Apple Pie recipe adds a new fiber- and antioxidant-rich twist on this traditional treat.
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove considers rainwater cistern options for harvesting rainwater at her sustainable Tennessee farmhouse that she is building to LEED standards.
Made from recycled aluminum and stainless steel, MasterShield Gutter Protection can protect gutters from falling debris and inclement weather and can earn a home LEED points.
Although winter is setting in, that doesn't mean an end to the garden season in desert climates! Get inspired by this beautiful rainwater-harvesting, food-producing desert landscape!
Cutting and drying herbs can be a great way for kids to learn about them.
We may have found the perfect pineapple sage jelly recipe. Read the recipe.
You should try the Lemon Verbena Lady's version of a Certo recipe for Herbed Garlic Jelly.
Guest blogger and novice gardener Shelley Moore harvests her first round of fresh spinach from the garden to bring to the dinner table.
Use fresh tarragon as the main ingredient in vinegars, salad dressings, and rotisserie herbed chicken recipes to extend its harvest.
Use this simple recipe to preserve fresh tomatoes as freezable stewed tomatoes.
Learn how to use leftover basil from your summer harvest to create delicious scented basil jellies.
Fall is the best time to replant herbs if you're in an area with moderate winter temperatures. Our guest blogger in Texas shares which herbs she planted this fall, including her newest addition Moujean tea (Nashia inaguensis), a lovely, fragrant shrubby herb.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a simple and tasty recipe for hearty mushroom and leek soup.
Learn how to get the full flavor of holiday baking without investing in 10 new jars of herbs or spices.
Pumpkin spice lattes usually signifies the end of summer. Learn how to make this delicious seasonal brew.
Kathy Amen grows pumpkins straight out of a fairy tale.
Try this delicious recipe for salty, crunchy stinging nettle chips made fresh from the garden.
Summertime in Texas means heat, humidity, and a thriving herb garden. The time is right to harvest basil and parsley.
Oregon's Wild Harvest Immuni Tea is packed full of many beneficial medicinal herbs that can help with the prevention and treatment of dozens of ailments from constipation to headache relief.
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.
There are many ways to use parsley in your home. Enter for a chance to win parsley seed packets.
Try this recipe for Greek Chicken Pizza, courtesy Muir Glen.
Sun-Maid’s Quick Side Dish Stuffing combines raisins with warm pecans, stuffing mix and chopped vegetables for the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
The classic Italian flavors of basil and garlic mix with savory spinach, Parmesan and cream cheeses in this fall recipe for Stuffed Chicken Parmesan.
This recipe adds a few of our favorite spices to create a flavorful pumpkin seed unlike any you've tasted before.
Heavy cream and sherry lend this simple mushroom soup a sophisticated flavor. Enjoy this recipe, courtesy guest blogger KyLynn Hull.
The best herbs for fall, and the most commonly grown, are cilantro, dill, arugula and chervil, along with the edible flowers of calendula, violets and nasturtiums
Soapwort is growing well for Cynthia Meredith, our guest blogger from Texas.
Jessy Rushing shares her experience of growing Italian parsley, a cool season herb, and her love for autumn in Texas.
Carving pumpkins is an age old tradition, but why do we do it? Learn its origins.
Try these pumpkin candleholders and tell us about your favorite pumpkin decorations.
Take advantage of what's in season right now.
There are a lot of leftovers the day after Thanksgiving. Check out the Lemon Verbena Lady's favorite recipe for turkey leftovers.
Try this recipe for a healthy, hearty bowl of black bean and chorizo chili, courtesy Muir Glen.
Enjoy a hearty Italian dinner with this recipe for stuffed pasta shells, courtesy of Muir Glen.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a rich and hearty recipe for potato-vegetable soup.
Peruse our articles about healthy living from the July/August 2013 issue. In this issue we teach you how to enjoy your bountiful garden harvest all year; give you product recommendations to create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home; show you simple solutions for quick breakfasts; discuss the basics of simple and affordable DIY body-care products; and much more!
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares her tips for having a green Fourth of July with healthy food and a fun, waste-free atmosphere.
These pancakes are tasty and decadent for a frosty fall morning.
With these easy ideas, you can make the most of all the leaves that have taken over your yard.
Jessica recommends several sources for inspiration to grow vegetables into the fall and winter.
Inspired by an upcoming article on winter garden design, Jessica shares a project that turns autumn and winter plants into an elegant holiday centerpiece.
Enjoy sweet and spicy ginger snaps this holiday season.
Instead of throwing away those pumpkin seeds this Halloween, reap their health benefits!
Try these Texan tips for planting herbs in the fall.
Finding herbal blooms as the growing season comes to an end in the mid-Atlantic region.
The beautiful weather in Texas allows guest blogger Cynthia Meredith to prepare for winter.
Perfect for fall and full of flavor, this butternut squash soup recipe is a great example of an easy meal made with delicious whole foods.
Now that fall is upon us, try your hand at picking your own apples at a local orchard. Buying local produce is an important step towards greening your life, and picking your own right off the tree is a fun way to do that.
Our cornbread dressing recipe puts a twist on a Thanksgiving dinner menu classic.
Don’t just throw away pumpkin seeds after carving your Halloween pumpkin! Did you know pumpkin seeds are a very nutritious snack? And now you can use them in a fresh basil pesto.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for Sausage Vegetable Stew, a recreation of a soup she enjoyed at In the Red Wine Bar and Cafe in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a recipe for homemade French Onion soup, a classic favorite.
Our guest blogger from Texas, Cynthia Meredith, cleans out her herb beds to make way for thyme, chamomile, lovage and other herb plants.
Although pumpkins play more of a festive role in today’s society, this fall vegetable provides numerous health benefits that would make it wise for us to incorporte it into our diet.
With a few simple tips, you can transform the leaves overtaking your yard into valuable, nutrient-dense compost, mulch or leaf mold.
Cool weather means it’s time to cozy up with a bowl of homemade soup. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares some of her favorite soup recipes—and why she loves soup so much.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares an inexpensive and easy recipe for yellow pea soup, a low-fat but tasty vegetarian soup.
The Lemon Verbena Lady gets you organized for fall clean up and ready for spring planting. There are lots of herbal seed and plant catalog choices as well.