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11/17/2011
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
2/18/2010
An annual survey of home buyers found that Americans want smaller homes with a focus on casual living and togetherness. From larger kitchens to outdoor living spaces, these 10 features were the most popular. Find out how you can get them, too!
12/17/2009
The unexpected, freezing temperatures in southern Texas haven't kept our guest blogger Cynthia down. Here are some of her cold weather, garden care tips.
12/4/2009
Cynthia, our guest blogger from Texas, winterizes her herb garden in preparation for the first winter snow.
1/7/2010
Winter has certainly set in Texas. Learn more abouth how our Texas guest blogger is preparing her garden for the winter by perusing seed catalogs.
6/27/2012
Nothing screams summer like ice cream. Rodelle and KitchenAid are partnering together to present the first ever ‘Great American Ice Cream Challenge.’
2/1/2011
Natural Home chose bamboo for its kitchenware line because it's both sustainable and beautiful.
8/28/2009
bambu creates modern goods for the kitchen and home, created from renewable materials, including bamboo and cork.
8/17/2011
Though used like timber, bamboo is a grass that self-propagates as it spreads underground via a network of rhizomes. A white oak tree takes 120 years to grow to maturity; bamboo takes three-and-a-half to seven years.
12/3/2010
Protect your herb garden from freezing temperatures with Cynthia's winter gardening advice for Texas gardeners.
2/2/2011
Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools are made without formaldehyde or other harmful additives, through a process that eliminates waste.
10/16/2009
J Clay Pottery features all your favorite foodie items—mugs and plates to bowls and sake sets—in all-natural clay and nature-inspired colors.
12/17/2010
Make a yule log—out of wood or chocolate—and welcome the sun’s return.
2/16/2010
Design your dining room with patterned placemats from Amenity. Made of organic cotton and hemp, these placemats come in a variety of colors and designs, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your room.
3/10/2014
Sharing the love of cooking with children is a wonderful way to get kids in the kitchen and introduce to them the simple pleasures of life from kneading bread to chopping carrots to create a delicious and healthy meal.
7/9/2009
Smooth, tangy, full of flavor, it just takes a few minutes to whip this up for spreading on focaccia or roasted chicken. 
8/25/2008
A kitchen garden offers many benefits beyond saving money.
6/15/2011
Planting herbs in pots is a great way to jump into gardening, and you'll be able to use your harvest every day.
1/20/2012
Clutter taking over? Organize your kitchen with these decluttering tips and storage solutions.
6/15/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley shares her favorite ways to brew iced tea for a refreshing, healthy and green summer treat.
6/30/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley plans a green Fourth of July celebration.  
1/19/2010
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares how snow has helped her winter herb garden grow.
5/7/2011
Here are some ingredients to make cooking with kids a tasty experience!
9/14/2011
Gray skies and frigid temperatures can leave you feeling down in the dumps. Here are a few ways to brighten your day even when the sun is nowhere in sight.
4/10/2008
April can be such a frustrating month for an outdoors-woman in Colorado.
10/27/2008
Sick of the winter cold already? So are we. So here is one way Herb Companion staffers are surviving this winter: herbal baths.
2/23/2010
Readers share what they are doing with their herbs until spring arrives.
8/4/2009
This marinade not only tenderizes meats and chicken, but it also has a wonderful zesty taste that is easy to get hooked on!
6/24/2009
This recipe is great for summer picnics because it doesn't use mayonnaise. 
7/21/2009
Try this recipe for a tasty, healthy and versatile salad.
6/17/2009
Gorgeous greens and fresh mint make a tasty, healthy, and quick soup.
1/12/2009
My parents’ customers reused their containers to buy honey in bulk. Now I reuse jars to store all kinds of foods.
1/21/2009
La Chanh Nguyen's eco-friendly designs are changing the function common household items. Her process is simple; she deconstructs an object and recreates it with a green purpose and function.
8/11/2010
Tea towels are the perfect accessory to add life to your kitchen. Wipe your hands on them, or hang them up as décor. Hammocks & High Tea's collection of tea towels features global prints in rich colors.
11/28/2007
Jessica's favorite green gifts for the upcoming holiday season are stylish and eco-friendly.
6/15/2011
Outdoor kitchens, dining areas and living rooms are a great way to expand your home's living space. Designers offer advice on how to make the most of the great outdoors—in your own backyard.
6/1/2009
Natural Home editorial intern, Kristin Standley, begins an indoor herb garden on her windowsill for fresh herbs year-round.
7/21/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley finds healthy road trip snacks.
3/26/2010
These are the herbs that I simply have trouble envisioning any kitchen garden living without.
1/4/2011
Obama is poised to sign the Food Safety Bill. Learn more about how you can guarantee the safety of your own food.
11/2/2011
This recipe can warm you up on a cold night in December or nurse you back to health when your next head cold strikes.
2/9/2011
Give winter sowing a try to chase away winter doldrums. Here is a step-by-step guide.
10/26/2011
It's not too late to plant cover crops to increase your garden soil's fertility and enhance garden beauty this winter.
11/28/2011
If Thanksgiving weekend left you craving light, nutritious meals, try these recipes for winter-friendly salads.
10/19/2011
Jessica recommends several sources for inspiration to grow vegetables into the fall and winter.
1/16/2012
Warm up winter with a vegetarian tofu curry.
12/15/2010
Impress dinner guests with this easy-to-make creamy tomato and crab bisque.
9/16/2009
One herb gardener decides to fill one of her garden beds with spinach, nasturtiums and minutina. 
2/17/2010
Desperately waiting for the arrival of spring? Have patience! Using container herbs will help keep your spirits up during this long winter.
2/17/2010
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.
12/22/2008
Don’t let the flu, a cold or any aches, anxieties and pains get the best of you this season. With the season already upon us, here are a few herbs, fruits and foods to consider to help relieve your aches, pains and anxiety.
12/10/2009
If your holiday’s on a budget, give a gourmet holiday gift like biscotti.
2/13/2009
Don’t let your lips dry up this winter season, take a few tips and pointers from Janice Cox and make your own lip gloss and soothing balms.
8/12/2009
Make this succotash recipe to use up your garden's excess of squash, corn and zucchini.
4/26/2011
Think your balcony's too tiny to provide food and fun? Check out Apartment Therapy's great tips for making the most of your outdoor space.
3/7/2011
Got kitchen clutter? Turn a picture frame into a beautiful, useful storage solution.
10/5/2009
Hova Design’s FabricPots makes indoor gardening easier.
9/24/2009
Patters and personality galore, Plover Organic’s organic cotton bedding and kitchen textiles add just the right amount of spice to your green home decor.
1/10/2011
Follow these tips to banish clutter and increase your efficiency, from your home office to your garage.
7/2/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz bakes her first batch of organic cupcakes from scratch.
2/2/2011
The ground hog may be signaling an early end to winter, but today's a day to stay in with good food, an arsenal of craft projects and a warming bath.
12/10/2011
Grow leafy greens and herbs indoors this winter for year-round fresh, inexpensive and organic food.
7/18/2011
Learn how to keep your kitchen a safe and healthy space for your family by following these tips.
4/1/2011
From a little-known sugar substitute to a conversation-starting book, this list of items for the green kitchen contains a few surprises.
11/22/2010
Vintage tins add decorative accents to your home while also providing storage.
4/2/2012
For a zero-waste kitchen, learn how to reduce food waste with these tips from guest blogger Letitia Star.
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.
1/31/2011
The fragrant, taste and texture of cinnamon make it a popular spice during the winter months. Cinnamon not only tastes good while cooking but has an array of health benefits.    
12/14/2011
Fresh fruits and veggies can still be grown during the winter; just grow them indoors.
12/8/2010
Get into the holiday spirit by learning how to grow your own holly plants and discover the many uses of this seasonal treasure.
12/20/2010
Learn about the history of mistletoe and find out how to grow this Christmas plant.
11/22/2011
Strengthen your immune system now with herbs for improved vitality and protection from stress and winter illness.
12/11/2009
Decorating for the holidays does not have to be complicated. Use our recipes for cinnamon spice and gingerbread cookie ornaments to add simple beauty and fragrance to your home.
12/17/2009
New studies discover the health benefits of dark chocolate, which include helping people relieve stress.
11/15/2011
This winter wreath welcomes visitors and wafts a wonderful scent
2/12/2012
Guest blogger Sonya Newenhouse tests the performance of her new Passive House by not turning on the heat—and enthusiastically reports that you can comfortably live furnace-free in Wisconsin in the winter.
12/16/2008
Howard Naturals Leather Conditioning Cream is loaded with creamy, natural ingredients that made my dull boots instantly shine.
10/18/2011
Inspired by an upcoming article on winter garden design, Jessica shares a project that turns autumn and winter plants into an elegant holiday centerpiece.
2/17/2011
Craving fresh food during the long winter months? Here are nine vegetables that you can find fresh in February--and great ways to prepare and serve them.
1/13/2012
The depths of winter are officially here, but with a few slight behavior modifications, you can beat the winter blues.
11/29/2011
The NewenHouse kit home has officially received Passive House certification! The Passive House is also the highest-rated Energy Star home in the state of Wisconsin.
12/11/2009
Improve circulation with these seven warming herbs and spices, recommended by Brigitte Mars from The Huffington Post.
1/26/2011
Kale is gaining popularity as a healthy, versatile superfood in the kitchen. Kale can be used for cooking soups, salads, stews and can be eaten raw or cooked.
2/10/2011
Boost your immune system, control your cholesterol levels and stay full longer with healthy, easy-to-make winter soups.
12/17/2009
The Lemon Verbena Lady shares her favorite holiday cooking recipes with bay laurel, the 2009 Herb of the Year, and other festive herbs.
12/8/2009
Keep your home healthy and aromatic for the holidays!
12/17/2010
Give your living space the smell of Christmas with these fragrant, inexpensive holiday decor ideas and disguise your artificial Christmas tree with homemade pine cone decorations.
12/17/2009
Save your throat this cold season with homemade, herbal cough drops.
12/18/2013
Step up your holiday entertaining with this simple and elegant French Verrine recipe.
12/26/2013
Use winter down time to learn a new hobby, such as cross stitch, crochet, knitting and crewelwork.
8/20/2008
Want to be sure about what you're putting on your skin and hair? Save a little money and have a little fun mixing up these DIY beauty treatments. These natural home beauty remedies are made from basic household and kitchen ingredients!
1/20/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove narrows down her choices of Energy Star-rated appliances for her LEED-certified home in Tennessee.
4/13/2009
Stephanie tackles moving and furnishing an empty house by picking salvaged, hand-crafted or environmentally friendly pieces.
1/26/2012
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
6/26/2012
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
11/29/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.
12/29/2009
The Herb Society of America (HSA) was invited by Lake Metroparks Farmpark to decorate a Christmas tree in their main lobby. Learn how they decorated the tree.
12/8/2009
Start your health regimen by looking at what you've been doing before.  You have to take charge of your health regimen, not anyone else.
1/4/2011
Grow herbs indoors over the winter months with this simple gardening idea.
2/7/2011
It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your garden for the spring. I know I am already thinking about spring and warm weather. Spring officially starts Sunday, March 20th and it’s important to know when it is the right time to purchase your flowers and begin the planting process.
10/30/2013
Try this perfect pie dough recipe and discover answers to aggravating pie crust problems and pie-making blunders.
11/2/2010
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. 
2/1/2011
Natural Home beauty blogger Kim Wallace reviews Kaylala’s No. 7 Afterglow Rejuvenating Serum, which is made from moisturizing ingredients such as emu oil, organinc evening primrose oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil.
11/1/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
11/12/2010
As you combat dry facial skin this winter, consider using a moisturizing face mask, such as Kahina Antioxidant Mask, once a week to treat your skin to an extra dose of high-power hydration.
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.
12/21/2011
Decorate your home with zero-waste decor that can be reused, recycled or consumed—instead of toxic landfill trash. The Christmas decorations of Colonial Williamsburg offer inspiration for using natural decor.


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