Natural Home editorial intern Dani Hurst provides tips on how to be a greener cook.
Camping is a great way to enjoy nature, but it may not be as eco-friendly as you think. Reevaluate your camping methods. How green are they really?
Jessica discusses the many challenges she faced in attempting to choose eco-friendly wedding dresses and suits.
Money may be tight, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your spring break vacation. Hostelworld.com’s Eco-Friendly hostels offer an affordable option that allows you to maintain green habits even while traveling.
Upcycled clothing company Looptwork abandons the traditional clothing-manufacturing model to create eco-friendly clothing and accessories repurposing abandoned materials .
Jessica searches for eco-friendly soy wedding candles and offers sources.
Jessica begins planning an eco-friendly wedding ceremony and reception. She will be writing about finding green wedding supplies, carbon-conscious wedding food and eco-friendly wedding clothing.
American weddings can be some of the most extravagant, wasteful events in the world. I’ll post to this blog over the next year as I search for fabric flowers, recycled paper stationery, fabric for my wedding gown and more. Suggestions appreciated!
EcoLogo, North America’s largest environmental standard and certification mark, is initiating standards for eco-friendly pool and spa chemicals.
Natural Home editorial Intern Samantha Schwartz reveals her top three stylish, eco-friendly suitcases under $200.
America's Best Organics introduces American-made gift box.
This year, give a gift that keeps giving. We tell you how with the help of the folks at The Nature Conservancy.
Natural Home editorial intern Susan Melgren shares several lines of eco-friendly bathing suits that won’t break your bank.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz shares resources, tips and essential eco-friendly items for a college dorm room.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz finds runway-inspired eco-clothing for $50 and less.
Learn how to make soap from scratch using eco-friendly materials and herbs.
Assistant editor Kim Wallace learns that FSC certification isn't just for green building supplies.
Jessica posts the photos of the Adele Wechsler "Flora" sustainable wedding dress she tried on for her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica wears Adele Wechsler's "Sunshine" sustainable wedding gown from her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica wears Adele Wechsler's "Magnolia" sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica wears Puridee's Rebecca sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica wears Puridee's Sarah sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica wears the Puridee Danielle sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica discusses her experience as a judge at the Lighting for Tomorrow energy-efficient lighting design competition.
Jessica shares her sustainable wedding food find after locating eco-minded caterers in the Kansas City area.
Gina gives her dog a chance to try out some eco-friendly pet products from Olive Green Dog.
Green your back to school shopping with Pentel’s Recycology line, featuring pens and pencils made from recycled plastic.
Editorial intern Andrea Olsen finds environmentally friendly, recycled-paper notebooks that don’t scrimp on style.
Jessica discusses the features eco-readers might like to see on websites.
Jessica discusses her inability to locate eco-friendly bridesmaid dresses made from sustainable materials.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz searches for the greenest school supplies.
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for silk flowers and local music for her eco-friendly wedding.
Be inspired by these eco-friendly Christmas gift wrapping ideas that are fun, easy, and decorative ways to wrap your holiday gifts this season.
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz finds eco-friendly, stylish sandals for the summer season.
Editorial intern Samantha Schwartz looks for green Father’s Day gifts any dad would love.
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.
The launch of Oakley’s first pair of eco-friendly shades keeps Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson on her search for sustainable sunglasses.
Numi Organic Tea products give more health benefits and less harm to the environment.
Water bottles that are both reusable and self-filtering give people a thirst-quenching drink that is eco-friendly and safe.
Roux Maison Detergens are now available in Sweet Tea and Ambrosia.
Imperial Cat has once again expanded its brand of high-quality, eco-friendly cat products to include new holiday themed Scratch 'n Shapes.
West Paw Design adds two new patterns to its line of Bumper Beds, filled with a material created from reclaimed plastic soda bottles and turned into a soft, durable fill.
Unearthed Paints, a start-up paint company, aims to change the industry by offering biodegradable, vegan and 100 percent VOC-free paints with full disclosure of ingredients.
Jessica begins anew the hunt for eco-friendly, local wedding flowers.
Jessica wears Adele Wechsler's Sierra sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica wears Lea-Ann Belter's Sabrina sustainable wedding gown as part of her eco-friendly wedding dress photo shoot.
Jessica reports about all the fun and wonderful information at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
Jessica provides resources for biodegradable cups and sustainable bamboo plates for her green outdoor wedding.
Jessica talks about abandoning conventional wedding traditions in favor of saving money and resources, creating a more sustainable wedding.
Stay at an eco-friendly hotel while on vacation.
Dani shares her spring break adventures and explains how you can stay green, even on vacation.
Eco-friendly jewelry is in style. Check out these variations of green, fashionable jewelry: newspaper jewelry, recycled jewelry and instrument string jewelry.
After picking out colors and a design theme, guest blogger Erica Binns turns her attention to finding eco-friendly wedding invitations and stationery for her green wedding.
Guest blogger Erica Binns travels to Mood Designer Fabrics to find fabric for her homemade wedding dress.
Guest blogger Victoria Klein reviews organic cotton and bamboo luxury blanket company Yumi & Laurie. Find out more details on Yumi & Laurie’s current 50 percent off sale!
Jessica hunts for eco-friendly and secondhand items to make her new townhome greener. Greening an apartment or home you don't own can be a challenge, but searching for eco-friendly products is fun.
Using recycled giftwrap as a table runner makes for an easy, inexpensive and eco-friendly DIY wedding decor project.
Weigh in as Natural Home collects reader and contributor suggestions on "greening the White House."
Start your spring cleaning this year with homemade, eco-friendly cleaners.
Sustainable furniture is made from nontoxic, renewable resources and is a smart choice for reducing environmental impact.
Dani Hurst explains how you can celebrate an important Jewish holiday while keeping the planet in mind.
Try these tips to green a birthday celebration.
Try our healthier alternatives to household cleaners with toxic ingredients.
Natural, eco-friendly cleaners are great for your family and for the planet. Try our formula for a natural, herbal all-purpose cleaner.
Add eco-friendly home décor to your space by displaying upcycled art such as vintage fabrics, old t-shirts, magazines and ephemera. Personalize your art with family memorabilia and a unique frame to make a one of a kind eco-friendly creation.
Make your home feel like new again with these five home improvement ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Jessica searches for eco-friendly engagement and wedding rings and explores a variety of sustainable options, including conflict-free diamonds, recycled diamonds, recycled gold, recycled jewelry, alternative wedding rings, Canadian diamonds and cultured diamonds.
Find out the best oils to moisturize big, pregnant bellies.
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
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.
Jessica offers a sneak peek of her biodegradable wedding, which featured recycled glassware, handmade decor, recycled paper table runners, biodegradable plates and cups and soy candles.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its first certification program for bio-based products will make it easier for consumers to identify biodegradable, renewable, recyclable and environmentally safe products.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson builds an end table out of a salvaged window frame and four legs.
Transforming Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson’s space started with an empty living room, and now it slowly resembles a livable space with seating. After buying a used love seat and ottoman, she recovers both so they match the room’s theme.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson packs up her natural space and moves to a new apartment.
Guest blogger Erica Binns continues her search for eco-friendly stationery with a hunt for wedding thank-you notes and silk flowers for her green wedding.
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
When choosing summer sunglasses, look for products that are both stylish and environmentally friendly. Eco-conscious companies iWood and Kayu both offer trendy lines of sunglasses made using sustainable materials and methods. These sunglasses also offer 100 percent protection from harmful ultraviolet rays that can damage eyes.
An organic cotton and wool body pillow goes a long way to help relieve pregnancy back pain.
Have a skirt with a tear or a stain? Don't compost it - re-make it! A few simple cuts and stitches and you can re-purpose your worn out wardrobe into a new closet full of new fashions. Start by turning a skirt into a halter top.
Stylish furniture typically doesn’t involve discarded trash—but the designs of Studio Jo Meesters do. Studio Jo Meesters introduces “Odds and Ends, Bits and Pieces,” a fun collection of furniture pieces made from recycled materials that contain just as much panache
Forget the time and money that goes into conventional giftwrap. Use these inspirational ideas to wrap lovely gifts with materials otherwise bound for the recycling bin.
Natural Home editorial intern Stephanie Nelson creates a planter table to hold her everyday items and incorporates plants into the design.
Stephanie tackles moving and furnishing an empty house by picking salvaged, hand-crafted or environmentally friendly pieces.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses the importance of owning a sustainable wardrobe.
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.
This belly balm recipe is moisturizing and therapeutic.
Learning a few tips and tricks for cooking inexpensive cuts of meat can help you save grocery dollars on high-quality pastured, grass-fed and free-range meats.
With the economy still in recession, more American families are eating at home rather than eating out, but most aren’t making hearty, traditional meals on the stovetop or in the oven. They’re nuking.
Halloween is over and there are pumpkins still sitting in your living room. What should you do with them? The Herb Companion helps.
In need of an earth-conscious gift that won’t put a dent in your wallet? Check out these seven eco-friendly gifts—all under $40.
Check out this roundup of 10 favorite sustainable gifts for the gardeners on your list--all under $50!
Need a last-minute gift? Pick up one of these eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list.
Garlic is a fantastic health food. Amy Mayfield, editor of The Herb Companion, gives a great recipe using garlic.
Fresh asparagus inspires fresh spring dishes.
Every now and then I love bumping into something that makes my brain twitch. Fractals are my most recent obsession. Read more ...
Editor in Chief, K.C. Compton, discovers a new cookbook that she has fallen in love with. What are your favorite cookbooks?
Matt divulges into who really wins in the end when McDonalds' stock is up and the stock market is down.
Most people double or even triple recipes, but what do you do when the original will already feed your family for a whole week?
Anyone who has ever grown garlic knows how delicious the green tops are in spring salads and perhaps have even tossed a handful into a soup stock. With their heady garlic scent and bright green goodness, these edible green grasses are just the thing for winter weary palates.
I know an awful lot about plants. I know precious little about cooking. Could the old adage be true? Does any good relationship have a gardener and a chef?
Two varieties of the Passover Seder dish charoset. Try it with brown sugar or fragrant spices.
K.C. Compton's introductory blog on What Works ...
As we try to find ways to describe what our magazine is about, the term “herbal lifestyle” often comes up. What does that even mean? Also, check out my two herbal recipes.
Since I returned from my stay in Italy, I have been experimenting in the kitchen to create the perfect pasta, read more about my trip and check out my recipe-to-date.
Looking for eight ways to jump start your holidays? Try these tips and treats from The Herb Companion.
Favorite spices are often passed down like heirlooms, but they rarely stay the same between generations.
One of our readers asked us to help her locate Beau Monde, an ingredient for a tasty holiday dip she used to make in Christmases past. Check out our Beau Monde Seasoning recipe and learn how to use Beau Monde in your cooking.
Want to take advantage of the health benefits of kale but don't know how to eat it? Brian Patton, author of The Sexy Vegan Cookbook, shares five ways to eat kale.
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.
Herbs aren't traditionally used in breakfast dishes, nor is fish. Still, this dish is excellent any time of the day.
Buying the right produce, using the best cookware and storing leftovers properly will result in a safe and delicious meal for your family and friends.
A recent earthquake in Italy sparked memories of Stephanie Nelson's experience studying abroad in Italy. While in Italy she learned this tasty recipe: Ten Herb Sausages.
To celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo I'm throwing a party featuring some of the special Mexican herbs growing in my garden. Try these four unusual recipes: Black Bean Salsa with Cilantro, Papadzules, Minto Mojitos and Chocolate Banana Burritos!
Over the holidays someone gave me a jar of Chukar Cherry Salsa, a delectable treat with peaches, jalapenos and cherries, among other wholesome ingredients. Try my recipe for Parmesan Cheese French Toast.
Treat your cat to fresh spring herbs when you whip up this healthy homemade kitty food.
I offer instructions on how to make a very basic pasta.
Check out my latest radio segment on Mother Earth News Radio with Andrea Ridout and Dan Lepinski. I share a bit of the history of chai including hints for making the perfect cup.
Celebrate the end of the growing season with this recipe one herbie discovered in Italy.
Learn how to make your own delicious herb-infused honey from the book The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook (Quarry Books, 2009) by Kim Flottum.
Add sorrel to your kitchen garden to grow a super healthy green for salads, soups and side dishes.
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.
Celebrate the end of National Berry Month with this recipe for cod with bluberry-mango salsa. Sweet and spicy, this recipe is sure to become a summertime favorite!
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
Learn how to make Irish Soda Bread, a staple of the Irish diet that dates back to the 1840s, with Yankee senior food editor, Annie Copps.
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.
Celebrate the father figures in your life with these ideas for herbal gifts.
Grow chervil with tarragon, chives and parsley for fresh fines herbes this gardening season.
Learn how to use your leftovers to make the ultra-chic French dish clafoutis. Here we feature both a sweet and savory clafoutis recipe.
Find inspiration from your local farmer’s markets and experiment with unique, fresh vegetables. Guest blogger KyLynn Hull explains her experience.
Kids learn about herbs and cooking through a Louisiana woman's "kitchen garden marketplace," Passionate Platter.
Enjoy easy comfort food with these three single serving recipes.
You'll be happy with thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in your flower or herb garden border. It's an easy-to-grow herb to use for cooking and herbal remedies.
Don't throw away that leftover loaf of bread! Use it to make homemade breadcrumbs and croutons. Waste not, want not!
Consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, yet most Americans consume more than the recommended amount. Reduce your sodium intake with these seven simple steps.
Craft a refreshing jelly that resembles light floral lemonade or grapefruit juice with the delightful Queen Anne's lace.