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12/7/2011
Beat the winter blues with this warming mint hot chocolate recipe.
3/9/2011
Take a look at these exotic herbs that you can add to your garden.
3/13/2009
Stay at an eco-friendly hotel while on vacation.
1/26/2009
It's easy to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle at home. But what about when you're traveling for work or play? Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace goes into detail about her stay at an eco-friendly hotel in San Francisco.
7/8/2009
July 19th is National Ice Cream Day, so celebrate with these delicious ice cream recipes.
2/10/2011
Enjoy any holiday with special homemade herb-and-chocolate treats!
8/7/2009
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence reviews the sustainably minded Fairmont Hotels.
9/10/2009
The Houstonian and Hilton Americas Houston offer guests luxury and comfort in green-outfitted accommodations. From intensive recycling programs to energy management systems, these hotels help you to stay green while visiting Houston, Texas.
8/31/2009
Located near mountains, beaches and the rainforest, Hotel Punta Islita in Costa Rica offers guests comfort, natural beauty and a host of eco-friendly options that earned the resort a four-leaf rating from the Certification in Sustainable Tourism program.
3/19/2007
Laurel chronicles the tale of her hot water heater meltdown—and the quest to get a tankless water heater.
11/10/2009
This Montana ranch goes beyond the basic amenities of green hotels and offers visitors a carbon neutral, sustainable experience in the Rocky Mountains.
8/14/2013
With 65 properties in Oregon and Washington, McMenamins historic hotels are a must-see if you’re traveling to the Portland area.
1/29/2012
Guest blogger Eileen Troemel offers landscaping tips for those with a black thumb looking to start a new garden bed, plant a live fence or grow outdoors.
4/26/2011
Don't have the budget for a hot tub? Check out how these homeowners saves money and space by planting vintage clawfoot tubs in their gardens.
7/14/2008
The recipe for a delicious mojito cocktail made from mint.
9/19/2013
These six great natural and organic chocolate bars will satisfy your sweet tooth while paying mind to the earth.
1/21/2010
Capsaicin heats up your mouth and your endorphins, so try out a homemade hot sauce recipe.
6/2/2010
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz helps her family plan an eco-friendly road trip complete with a hybrid car, organic snacks and energy-efficient hotels.
9/23/2009
From Colorado to California, these green ski resorts are some of the most environmentally focused ski resorts in the U.S.
2/10/2010
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews Nicobella Vegan Organic Dark Chocolate Truffles.
9/14/2011
New research suggests that with every piece of chocolate you devour, your heart may get a little healthier.
7/28/2011
Taza Chocolate introduces a new 87% dark chocolate bar to the Stone Ground line – the Taza 87% Bolivian Stone Ground Chocolate Bar.
1/27/2011
Dark chocolate may be good for more than just antioxidants—it might protect your body from a range of health conditions, including heart failure and strokes.
8/31/2011
SunRidge Farms’ All-Natural Milk Chocolate Rainbow Drops feature natural premium quality chocolate and real vanilla in a pure cane sugar shell in seven beautiful colors, each of which is naturally derived from vegetable juice.
1/21/2011
Enter Natural Home’s Go Solar Giveaway to win a solar hot water heating system from Sunward.
1/25/2012
A hot (literally) exercise trend is sweeping the nation. Learn more about hot yoga here.
1/6/2011
Enter the Go Solar Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win a solar powered hot water system valued at over $10,000.
1/25/2010
Bake a delicious chocolate cake next time you throw a party. The secret ingredient? Beets!
2/5/2013
Stop paying high prices for poor-quality herbs at the grocery store. Grow your own instead!
6/20/2011
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, found in a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now.
12/17/2009
New studies discover the health benefits of dark chocolate, which include helping people relieve stress.
6/6/2011
Flavonoids in cocoa can decrease blood pressure, improve circulation and lower cholesterol.  
10/7/2009
When jalapenos take over, what’s a rookie gardener to do? Dry ’em, freeze ’em, smoke ’em, and more.
7/16/2010
Changing hormone levels during menopause bring a number of less-than-desirable side effects. Treat hot flashes, mood swings and insomnia naturally with these herbal remedies.
1/25/2010
Create kissable cheeks with hot chocolate. Is this a crazy idea or would you try it?
10/19/2011
Learn how to be health conscious when your candy cravings start this Halloween.
6/10/2011
World Day Against Child Labor is this weekend and elementary students in New York are asking Hershey to stop exploiting their peers in Africa.
11/16/2011
Experts provide a few more reasons why snacking on this sweet is good for your health.
12/30/2010
Every year—every day, in fact—we learn something new. During my time working for The Herb Companion I have learned a lot. Here are 10 of the most interesting things I learned about herbs in 2010.
5/23/2011
Try these easy and delicious fresh mint-infused recipes for chutney, cucumber salad and fruit dip.
7/21/2009
Discover help and inspiration from Sarah Magid’s Organic and Chic. 
7/22/2009
Got some mint? Try some of these easy-to-make recipes for smooth, rich, dark chocolate mint truffles and candied mint leaves. You'll never wonder what to do with mint again.  
6/17/2009
Gorgeous greens and fresh mint make a tasty, healthy, and quick soup.
6/30/2011
Beat the heat with these mint-infused beverages.
6/24/2009
Try these three delicious herbal iced tea recipes to cool off this summer in our second part blog about tea.
7/11/2011
Deliciously cool off this summer with these naturally-sweetened chocolate ice cream toppings made with fair trade cocoa.
9/9/2011
The Lemon Verbena Lady has a wonderful harvest of lemon verbena leaves to use in cooking and crafts. She has also discovered a new pest that may be trying to harm her favorite herb.
3/28/2012
Cut back on sugar at breakfast time with this chocolate cherry breakfast cookie recipe, a perfect alternative to the conventional cereal bar.
2/6/2014
Spice up your Valentine’s Day with this chili chocolate pots de crème recipe with salted caramel sauce.
2/18/2011
Learn how to incoporate healthy, antioxidant-rich superfoods into your daily meals.
2/9/2011
Tell America's largest chocolate company that slave labor and Valentine's Day chocolate don't mix.
4/26/2011
This sweet cake is the perfect addition to a cup of tea, a brunch or dessert!
7/2/2010
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz marries raspberries with dark chocolate to make these decadent cupcakes.
1/23/2013
Higher in antioxidants and key nutrients, organic dark chocolate and wine make for heart-healthy Valentine’s Day gifts.
2/14/2011
A new study suggests chocolate can help maintain healthy arteries. Its antioxidants reduce the risk for CAC. Read more.
3/15/2011
Far from being weeds, spring's earliest greens are packed with nutrition and help detox the body.
4/26/2010
In Texas, it has warmed up considerably, it's had plenty of rain and, best of all, the gardens are flourishing. See what's going on in Cynthia's Texas garden this month.
8/4/2010
The world's largest garden yields an abundance of fruits and vegetables, some easily recognized, others, a new experience! A mystery herb appeared in our box of organic vegetables this week. What in the world is stevia?
4/14/2009
Keep your mint alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
7/20/2010
This cooling French tarragon-infused drink can help you quickly beat the summer heat.
12/19/2011
The winter weather is putting a damper on my mood. Last night, in a desperate attempt to lighten things up, I cooked up Orecchiette with Goat Cheese, Peas and Mint, a quick pasta dish that celebrates spring.
10/19/2010
Finding herbal blooms as the growing season comes to an end in the mid-Atlantic region.
10/5/2010
During her England vacation, the Lemon Verbena lady visited with Jekka McVicar and enjoyed front row seats during one of her hands-on herbal lessons.
7/13/2011
James E. Churchill’s advice for finding and preparing chicory, mint, catnip and blackberries, from a 1970 issue of Mother Earth News, is timeless—and very timely right now. It's foraging season!
4/6/2009
We're still frosting in Kansas but the herbs have gone on sale, and I'm happy to report that even though times are tough I'm keeping our nurseries in business. Chocolate mint, pineapple sage and lemon thyme are just a few of the herbs I've added so far this spring.
6/17/2011
This smooth dessert recipe is brightly sweet and refreshing, a perfect break from the heat of the day. Try it with fresh mint or lavender and a hint of cinnamon.
7/11/2011
Pruning your mints, lemon balm and oregano will help them grow back more lush than ever.
12/29/2008
An herbalista reviews Jurlique shampoo and conditioner and investigates its sustainability.
7/28/2011
Tomatoes and watermelon combine in this unique salad with flavors that will wow every part of your palette.
7/27/2010
What you eat throughout the day can affect how you sleep at night. Avoid these five foods for a better night’s sleep.
2/10/2010
Take part in a few of the things I love the most about Valentine’s Day, whether you’re spending the day with a special sweetheart, close friends or treasured members of your family.
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.
7/30/2012
These three health-food bars by Barre comprise of nutritious (and delicious) superfoods. Made with the dancer in mind, these bars are perfect for anyone needing an extra boost of energy while keeping the calorie-count down.
10/27/2011
Based on a "Brownie Blind Taste Test" recently conducted, Dancing Deer's all-natural, baked-from-scratch brownies won the taste test battle by a wide margin.
6/23/2011
TV personality and author Chris Kilham, founder of Medicine Hunter, says schisandra, cacao and San Pedro cactus could replace many common pharmaceuticals--without the onerous side effects.
2/11/2011
Maintaining good heart health doesn’t have to be a chore! Incorporate these three steps into your life to have some fun while keeping your heart healthy.
5/25/2011
Diet affects mood. While an unhealthy diet can take its toll on our mental health, a healthy diet can make you feel happier. Try these five foods for mood!
8/13/2013
These three easy and delicious herbal popsicle recipes will help you make good use of an overflowing summer herb garden.
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.
4/24/2011
With all of the rain, the Lemon Verbena Lady has found the perfect time to prune the herbs in her herb garden. 
5/27/2010
The four-lined plant bug is a regional pest that plagues plants belonging to the mint family and other of your herbal favorites.
2/4/2010
Need to save money on Valentine’s Day gifts this year? Natural Home editorial assistant Susan Melgren shares six simple ideas for homemade gifts to give your sweetheart.
3/29/2013
Give yourself a little extra reason to treasure your time in the garden by perusing the gardening articles from our March/April 2013 issue. We teach you how to have your earliest spring garden, give you tips on reducing your gardening resources, show you an unexpected source of nutrition, and much more!
12/10/2011
Grow leafy greens and herbs indoors this winter for year-round fresh, inexpensive and organic food.
10/21/2010
Companion planting can help your favorite plants achieve their full potential.
7/29/2010
I don't know about you, but its absolutely impossible to keep my feet clean in sandals, my summer staple. So when I stumbled upon Wipe Your Feet by Jamar Labs, I was intrigued.
7/9/2009
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.
10/27/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace feeds her addiction to lip balm and reviews Shea Terra Organics Menthe Orange Organic Shea Lip Butter.
2/9/2012
A reader's request leads Lemon Verbena Lady into exploring the works of William Shakespeare for some of the herbal flowers and herbs of Elizabethan England. There is so much that there had to be a second act.
4/10/2012
Lemon Verbena Lady is anxious to get planting new herbs in her herb garden. She explores the wonderful world of herb plant catalogs both in print and online in three installments because there is just so much herbal information to pass along!


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