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After a long winter, we’re all ready for spring! Fortunately, before the garden comes into play there are still fresh things to be had—if only you’ll take a walk around the yard. Here are the five easiest and tastiest greens you can find growing just about anywhere.
Pair this summery zucchini quiche with a crisp salad to create an enticing meal.
Prepare this quick, easy and hearty pearl quinoa recipe for long-lasting energy.
Discover simple ways to get a good night’s rest with the answers to these nine frequently asked questions about sleep.
Get this tasty holiday recipe for a simple quick jam that you can make without canning, pectin or refined sugar.
Use this quick and easy granola recipe to keep your belly and pantry full.
Migraines can be inconvenient and, at times, debilitating. Discover simple ways to naturally manage migraine pain with essential oils, herbal remedies and more.
These fancy stuffed peppers are the perfect, easy meal for any holiday.
Super-simple and kid-friendly, this five ingredient maple-walnut salad is perfect for quick lunches or dinners.
This savory cashew loaf is the perfect vegan “meatloaf” recipe that will satisfy anyone.
Do you consider yourself an herbal brainiac? Then test your knowledge of medicinal herbs in this fun quiz.
Naturopath and chiropractor Frank King, author of “The Healing Revolution,” has a passion for natural health, real food and self-empowerment. Here, he answers a few questions about what it means to take control of your health.
Easy-to-prepare vegan frittatas make a classic breakfast or hearty dinner.
Satisfy everyone in the family with this complete vegan menu perfect for your Memorial Day get-together.
Are you cheery calendula, wise sage or romantic rosemary? Take our fun personality quiz below to find out!
Bell pepper boats make this Chickpea and Quinoa Salad a perfect spring and summer picnic dish.
Add protein and whole grains to your menu with this hearty red quinoa salad recipe.
Super energy-efficient homeowner Sarah Lozanova answers some of the most common questions she has received from friends and family about her high-performance house.
Warm your tummy with this elegant butternut bisque.
Try this rich, savory, warm spiced acorn squash on a cold day.
This gluten-free butternut squash soup is sweet, spicy and satisfying.
The pumpkin is one of autumn’s most beloved foods. Use this health-boosting food in these six sweet and savory pumpkin recipes for fall.
Two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, our indoor air quality is worsening. Embrace these five healthful practices for cleaner air.
Ditch that extra-large tub of heavily buttered popcorn from your local movie theater for one of these delicious, nutritious natural popcorn products.
Try this tasty garden produce-friendly recipe, a delicious, easy and adaptable way to eat up your garden harvest.
Try these five editor-recommended picks for quick-fix foods.
Reach for these taste-tested, healthy granola bars next time you need a snack.
There’s no getting around it, jobs can be tough. Here are some all natural ways to stay healthier, relieve stress and feel better while on the job.
Get our best garden tips from the April/May issue of Mother Earth Living.
Create a happy and healthy home with these helpful tips.
Learn how to be happier at home with these simple living tips.
Reclaimed furniture can add a rustic yet elegant touch to your home. Find out why you should choose reclaimed over new and how to incorporate it in your home.
Start eating healthy with our tips from the September/October issue of Mother Earth Living.
Start living healthy with our tips for getting well and staying well.
Start living simple with help from our January/February 2014 issue. From learning to crochet to making your own compost, we have the tools you need to live the good life.
This Roasted Vegetables Quesadilla recipe is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it.
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.
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.
These six great natural and organic chocolate bars will satisfy your sweet tooth while paying mind to the earth.
Reaching for the painkillers every month? Read on for natural ways to relieve PMS symptoms.
Guest blogger Gail Hermenau, garden manager for Planting Hope in Delaware, shares her stuffed squash blossoms recipe.
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!
The United Nations named 2013 the International Year of Quinoa. Celebrate this super grain with Alter Eco's Royal Quinoa line.
Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner shares how to make a homemade bug-repellent spray.
You've probably heard of a BB cream, or at the very least seen one in your supermarket. But what is a BB cream, what does it do, why should you care, and what should you look for if you decide to buy one?
Explore the many health benefits of cauliflower, from cancer prevention to digestive support.
Ever wondered: what is quinoa? Discover the history of this ancient grain, and put it to good use with this Sopa de Quinoa recipe.
Discover 10 natural remedies for allergies from author Michelle Schoffro Cook to make the spring allergy season more tolerable.
Moisturizing your face with botanical oils is a centuries-old practice from ancient Rome that is becoming popular once again. Check out three facial oils that I love using right now.
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!
A healthier version of the classic rice risotto, delicious barley risotto is easy to make and fun to modify with whatever ingredients you have in your kitchen.
Seasonal changes can leave hair frizzy and unmanageable. The shifting levels of dryness and humidity make it a challenge to achieve sleek, silky locks. Effectively tame the frizz and have smooth strands with the neuSmooth Collection from Neuma.
Protect your heart and brain and prevent cancer by eating grapes. Check out these five health benefits of grapes!
You can make these pickles with cucumbers or a plethora of other fresh vegetables plucked from your own garden or farmers' market, including summer squash, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, onions and more.
Uncover what colorful, fragrant flowers make up the London 2012 victory bouquets during this summer's Olympic Games.
Craft a refreshing jelly that resembles light floral lemonade or grapefruit juice with the delightful Queen Anne's lace.
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.
The Lemon Verbena Lady has been enjoying the 2012 Herb of the Year, the rose, in her garden. In this post, she shares her five favorite roses and instructions for how to make a delectable Rose Petal Jam.
According to new research, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may lower fatigue in cancer patients.
For every purchase of one its PVC-, phthalate- and BPA-free bamboo toothbrushes, Smile Squared donates a toothbrush to a child in need.
Summit Chemical’s Mosquito Bits naturally kill fungus gnats using the biological control BTI.
New guidelines suggest using butterbur root extract can drastically reduce the frequency of migraines.
ThermaCell’s Outdoor Lantern can simultaneously be used as a mosquito repellent and light, making it a great choice for the patio, cottage or camping.
For a nutrition-packed, hearty vegetarian dinner, try these three recipes for one-dish savory dinner pies.
Organique by Himalaya, a line of pure personal care products made by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, received the NPA Natural Standard Seal on all 20 products.
Choose healthy whole grains for nutritionally complete and delicious vegetarian meals.
Levaqua’s OneTouch™ Digital Showerheads help consumers conserve water, while simultaneously providing a spa-quality shower experience.
Do you understand how herbs work? We profile dong quai (Angelica sinensis), a medicinal Chinese herb with high vitamin and mineral content along with many beneficial phytochemicals.
The New York Times reports our carbon emissions in 2011 were the highest on record. Reduce your family's carbon footprint by choosing vegetarian recipes such as Fennel and Leek Soup and Delicata Squash Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Herbs.
No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!
Soy-free, mushroom-based Quorn frozen products offer convenience without sacrificing a healthy diet.
A recent study by German carpet company suggests that its Cradle-to-Cradle-certified carpet might actually improve indoor air quality.
Jessica revisits Maison Madeleine, a beautifully restored historic Southern French cottage.
Andrea Carrothers, a registered dietitian with Horizon, makers of organic milk and dairy products, has developed several new quick, calcium-rich recipes that make perfect after-school snacks.
Jessica shares a vegetarian trend she's noticed everywhere lately: Pan-Fried Veggie Cakes!
Indoor air pollutants can cause a number of health problems. Breathe easier by removing or remedying these four sources of indoor air pollution.
Going meatless is a breeze when corn is at its late-summer best and the garden is bursting with squashes. Southwestern calabacitas is a delicious, hearty summer stew that makes the most of this bountiful season.
Zephyr’s new range hoods are quieter, more powerful and more energy-efficient with DC Energy Technology, HD LED Bulbs and an Integrated PC Board.
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than chilled soup. These recipes fill you up while cooling you down.
Delicious, nutritious quinoa gives nutty goodness to this summer dish that takes advantage of tomatoes, corn and eggplants--summer vegetables at their best.
Make your own tiki torch and fend off mosquitoes at the same time.
Go ahead, play outside. These tips will keep you from being eaten alive by mosquitoes.
This home in the Florida Keys stays cool by capturing prevailing breezes and taking advantage of passive cooling techniques such as open, screened walls and a reflective roof.
Incorporating bright and vivid colors, a variety of textures and scents as well as soothing sounds make gardening for the visually impaired possible,rewarding, relaxing and safe.
There’s plenty you can do to protect yourself—inside your home and out—from the potential risks of electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation.
One reader asked us to help her diagnose some brown spots she noticed on her basil plant's leaves.
Is your patio short on space? Check out the Hot Pot BBQ, a grill that doubles as an herb planter.
Win sunflower seeds, attract pollinators and help bee populations in your area.
You could spend a fortune on flowers from faraway for Mom—but why? This sweet bouquet made from fresh-picked flowers and flea market finds is cuter than anything FTD could deliver. This one's great for weddings and graduation parties, too.
Looking for the perfect gesture of appreciation this weekend? Try these homemade Mother's Day gift ideas.
Interested in Kate Middleton's elegantly understated royal wedding bouquet? We've got the inside scoop.
Do you think marijuana should be legalized? Why? Answer the question in our comments section below to join the conversation.
This tiny kit home—less than 90 square feet—is energy-independent and so well-designed that you'd never miss the space.
Landscape designer Alma Hecht turned a tiny house into a welcoming home and studio with cozy outdoor 'rooms' that extend her living space.
Apartment Therapy's smart, comprehensive guide to the best summer flea markets and salvaging spots nationwide just might influence your summer travel plans.
Forbes releases its list of the least toxic cities in America, from Texas to Pennsylvania.
Chado-En tea company will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its special cherry blossom tea to Japanese relief efforts.
Kriste Misiak and her family won our Ultimate Garden Giveaway, receiving farm equipment and tools for all of their farming needs.
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Forbes rates the ten most toxic cities in the United States.
Experts say that that bathroom and kitchen remodels--once a sure-fire way to move a home for sale--aren't necessarily the ticket anymore. Creating a house that feels homey and welcoming is most important.
Concerned about GMOs in your family's food? Take action.
The most popular supplements are fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and CoQ10. Learn more about their health advantages.
Air pollution abounds in our homes and businesses, but many air purification systems are not safe to use. Try cleaning your indoor air with plants.
Impress dinner guests with this easy-to-make creamy tomato and crab bisque.
Get into the holiday spirit by learning how to grow your own holly plants and discover the many uses of this seasonal treasure.
Vintage tins add decorative accents to your home while also providing storage.
Check out these few easy steps you need to know to start this innovative, non-traditional method to grow organic herbs at home.
It’s getting colder, and even those of us with oily skin are starting to notice dry patches and flakes on our face. Fight dry facial skin with these natural skin care tips.
Get a creative nightstand without spending a lot of money by repurposing thrift store finds and old items around the house into functional but cheap bedside tables.
Plantiva’s botanical-based immune supplement ImmuneDx combines the power of ginseng, Stephania and other herbs to protect the immune system.
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.
The Lemon Verbena Lady visits Jekka McVicar's Herb Farm outside of Bristol, England during Herb Farm Open Days in early September.
If you’re looking for a healthy and eco-friendly dog shampoo that smells great, then look no further than Olive Bubble + Squeak Herbal Dog Shampoo. This shampoo is USDA approved organic, 100 percent biodegradable and bottled in recyclable plastic.
Ladybugs are a simple, cheap and effective means of destroying an aphid infestation that just won't go away.
From August 4 to 6, Plover Organic will discount its non-sale items to 50 percent off. Plover sells organic cotton quilts, duvets, sheets and crib bedding.
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.
Next time you need a boost of energy, put down the caffeinated beverage and pick up one of these natural remedies for boosting energy.
With a little know-how, you can avoid mosquito bites this summer.
Protect yourself against mosquitoes, ticks and other insects with natural insect repellents.
If you’re sick of your allergies but don’t want to pop a pharmaceutical pill, check out these natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of seasonal allergies.
Climb on board Chicago’s First Lady for an in depth lesson on the city’s stunning architecture as you sail the Chicago River during the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise.
The Chinese lantern plant (Physalis alkekengi), also known as the winter cherry, enjoys a library of culinary and medicinal benefits. Here are the answers to some of the questions you have asked about growing this incredible species.
A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hopsital in Boston found that drinking one to two glasses of beer, wine or spirits a day can help women keep off extra weight.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a new natural exfoliating mask, Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator.
Readers share which herbs they can't wait to plant come springtime.
Exercising is good for you—but what about for the environment? Getting your workout fix outdoors, using retrofitted or energy-efficient machines and buying sustainable workout gear will lessen your carbon footprint by pounds of CO2 a day.
Readers share what they are doing with their herbs until spring arrives.
If you've been keeping up with this year's Winter Olympics, you may have noticed the strange bouquets being handed out to Olympians. Learn more about them.
Light up the night on Valentine’s Day with eco-friendly soy and beeswax candles. These candles have fewer toxins and less soot, making them a healthier option for a green Valentine’s Day.
A University of Georgia study finds that common houseplants can remove toxins and improve indoor air quality.
A California Environmental Protection Agency’s Resources Board study finds that airtight homes lead to pollutant buildup; poor indoor air quality can damage health
Jayne-Young resurrects antique copper pots as lighting fixtures with old-world charm.
With these black flowers in your garden, it's easier to make a spooky bouquet.
When I bake cookies, they look like pancakes. I need to adjust the recipe for a higher altitude, but I’m not sure how. I need your help!
Our “Herb 911” series is back! With new herbs to cover, get ready to have your questions about dying herbs answered.
Celebrate the significance of the autumnal equinox with these harvest recipes.
From Colorado to California, these green ski resorts are some of the most environmentally focused ski resorts in the U.S.
This charitable foundation cleans up coasts, employs impoverished communities, turns discarded items into new products and uses the funds from sales to help alleviate environmental issues such as whaling and support social issues such as education, conservation and development initiatives in poor communities.
Ever wonder what herbs fare well in Minnesota? So did one of our readers! Learn the best ways to grow and store garlic along with other cold climate information.
Make this succotash recipe to use up your garden's excess of squash, corn and zucchini.
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley examines the Sprouting Building of Montpellier and its living green facade.
Discover help and inspiration from Sarah Magid’s Organic and Chic.
In the final installment of my series "7 Tips for Everyday Outdoor Gardening", I help you explore some simple yet effective tips to grow and propagate healthy plants, scare away pests and learn which common plants may be hazardous to your health.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares tips for greening your summer charcoal barbecue parties.
The resin taken from the bark of this tropical tree can help relieve inflammation, stiffness and joint pain.
Simple salad dressings provide bursts of herbal flavor to your salad greens.
Keep your sage alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
Keep your mint alive. Check out our growing tips for dying herbs.
Jessica offers her top tips for shopping for used and antique home furnishings.
Keep your lavender thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Keep your rosemary thriving with our helpful growing tips.
Ever had trouble growing rosemary outdoors, or getting it to survive past winter? Want to learn everything you need to know about growing gardenias? Find answers to the toughest questions and watch your plants return next spring with these simple steps.
Keep your basil thriving with our helpful growing tips.
I'm sure you've seen these nifty little garden tools on TV - the Aqua Globe. Read my review to see what I really think about these As-Seen-On-TV "Wonders."
Deer proof your garden with these 5 helpful tips.
Jessica shows off her headboard, made of antique doors and a little paint.
An herbalista reviews Jurlique shampoo and conditioner and investigates its sustainability.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace offers simple tips for greening your Black Friday.
"Help! My plant is under insect attack - what are they, what will they do to my other plants and how can I attack back?" Find out here!
Guest blogger Tracy Herz reflects on the beauty of Canaan Valley, West Virginia while she figures out what green products would be best to complement her green condo remodel.
Little gnatty flies smothering your prized houseplants? Learn what they are and how to eradicate them, once and for all.
Tea has a whole library of health benefits. But did you realize it can be essential in a clean home? Read about the battle of tea v. dirt and your best plan of attack.
Check out these weekly tips for growing healthy, beautiful plants indoors.
Natural Home assistant editor reviews natural face scrub from Jurlique.
Jessica found some great finds at an antique mall and estate auction.
It's early summer and we have weddings on the brain here at The Herb Companion headquarters. A certain nameless editor (who is my boss) is counting down the days to her daughter's sure-to-be-beautiful wedding. As for me, I was a bridesmaid recently. The sheer number of decisions involved in a wedding stagger me.
Air purification systems come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. But do they do any good?