Mike Benziger, founder and winemaker at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, California, answers five questions about his 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County.
While I’m by no means a wine aficionado, I do consider myself a wine enthusiast—and my enthusiasm does not discriminate against wine that comes in boxes. Though I may avoid some boxed wines that remind me of early college, boxed
Heather Pyle of CalNaturale explains how she balances traditional winemaking practices with innovative initiative in organic winemaking.
Mike Benziger, founder and winemaker at Benziger Family Winery in Glen Ellen, California, answers five questions about his 2007 Signaterra Three Blocks Red.
Discover magazine (one of my non Herb Companion faves) features a magnified (by a scanning electron microscope) image of a strawberry (Fragaria spp.). Check it out it's really cool. The make up of the fruit is clearly visible, with the seeds looking like boulders
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence visits Canada's only straw bale winery, Orofino Vineyards.
Saturday morning brings adventures with an overflowing dishwasher, pesky puppy and pretty sunflowers.
President Obama plans to help earn the White House LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
KC visits a quaint restaurant called 909 Coffee & Wine while on a family vacation in Burien, Washington.
Higher in antioxidants and key nutrients, organic dark chocolate and wine make for heart-healthy Valentine’s Day gifts.
Celebrate your favorite actors, movies and television programs at home with great food, flavorful herbs and complimentary wines.
Muir Glen's beef short ribs recipe creates a tender, smoky and flavorful dish that will please a crowd.
Used for everything from curing headaches, sores and snakebites to attaining mystical foresight and thwarting bad spirits, white sage is an extremely culturally valuable herb.
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.
Upcycle old wine corks into fun yet functional items with these five wine cork crafts.
Dedicated to the Midwest’s winters, guest blogger Stephanie Nickolson offers practical tips and ideas for decorating interiors in white.
Last October, President Obama filled us all with hope when he announced he would install solar panels on the White House by this spring. The panels haven't materialized, and the White House isn't talking. Call Obama and find out what's up.
The White Hawk Project aims to save an endangered stretch of primary virgin rainforest on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula.
Summer's here, but the solar panels that President Obama promised to install on the White House this spring aren't. Today the administration announced that it's still working out the details. We'll just have to wait.
The Obama administration announced yesterday that it will place solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the White House roof by spring 2011.
Keep your family healthy by paying close attention to your home's 10 germiest places.
The Obamas plant an organic vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House.
The stirrings of spring may make you want to buy every plant or seed in sight, but a little planning can help you create a garden you'll truly enjoy.
Michelle Obama's new organic White House vegetable garden is the first of its kind since World War II. I spoke with a friend who was at the scene as students from a local elementary school broke ground Friday, which was the first day of spring. Find out what the new "First Herbs of the United States" are.
As snow and cold temperatures move in to stay, arm yourself with this creamy white chili recipe to warm you up.
Readers vote on whether they'd be most interested in learning to make hard cider, apple wine, mulled wine, ginger beer, eggnog or amaretto at home.
Use a simple hobby kit to cut glass wine bottles and transform them into drinking glasses, candleholders or this stylish candelabra.
Don't let the fun of football season leave you fatter! Try these low-fat calories are your next tailgate instead.
Uncover the ancient history of the vervain plant, a well-respected herb infamous for its medicinal uses all over the world.
White sage is a large herbaceous perennial shrub native. It attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and offers many health benefits. Then find natural headache relief with our homemade salve.
We think that we know our herbs, and exactly what they do. However, there are also those herbs with a mysterious past. Here are five of the weirdest herbs we’ve found that might be hiding in a garden near you.
With temperatures heating up, the one thing most people forget to consider is their skin. Rather than buying expensive, name-brand products full of artificial and synthetic chemicals, treat your skin with these five healing herbs.
Learn how to make a tea for pain or menstrual cramps using white willow bark.
Discover the tantalizing and aromatic flavors of teas from around the world with some of our guest blogger's favorite blends.
Standing true to its motto, “Free yourself of harmful chemicals,” Onesta Hair Care is a promising new natural shampoo and hair care line.
Jessica found some great finds at an antique mall and estate auction.
With just three ingredients and two simple steps, you can clear away germs and freshen your home's air to welcome spring.
Natural Home has been invited to decorate rooms in Blair House, the President’s guest house that hardly anyone ever gets to see, and the U.S. State Department’s Harry S. Truman Building in Washington, DC in the first-ever Magazine Holiday Design Showcase, a partnership between the U.S. State Department and the Magazine Publishers of America.
After weeks of planning (and a little bit of panicking), the Natural Home team finishes decorating the Blair House and State Department for the holidays with a selection of fair trade, artisan-made items that benefit our planet and its citizens.
Weigh in as Natural Home collects reader and contributor suggestions on "greening the White House."
A psychology study at the University of British Columbia found that looking at sick people can trigger our bodies to step up their immune defenses by releasing infection-fighting substances.
Scientists in Russia have brought a narrow-leafed white campion to life from 30,000-year-old tissue.
Did you know that plants have personalities? Discover the personality of the vervain plant and how it can help you.
Get inspired by these tips and make something useful out of your used glass instead of just recycling it. From wine bottles to baby food jars, you’ll find a repurposing project that suits your recycling bin.
Green New Year's Eve Party
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.
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.
Personalize your gift giving with a unique herb garden gift. While this time of year conjures images of poinsettias that fade and collect dust long before the holiday festivities are done, a customized herb kit is a meaningful gift that will provide fresh herbs and provide naturally lush décor for many months afterward.
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
Suffering from the pain of swimmer’s ear? Try one of these natural home remedies to treat your case of swimmer’s ear.
Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares a simple and tasty recipe for hearty mushroom and leek soup.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace introduces a green gardening series on Biodynamic farming based on her trip to DeLoach Vineyards in Sonoma, California. She details the meaning of Biodynamic farming and a field preparation called horn silica 501.
Although most of us would love a lush landscape or garden, in reality, few of us have the time, space or other resources available to maintain one. Whether you’re short on space or short on time, these small space garden
DeLoach Vineyards winegrower Eric Pooler explains the camaraderie amongst Biodynamic prep stirrers.
Two years ago, the Natural Home & Garden staff had the honor of decorating President Obama's guest house with sustainable and handmade holiday decor. Try some of these "president-approved" projects yourself!
Inflammation and the loss of cartilage cause severe pain in arthritis sufferers. Reduce inflammation and relieve arthritis pain with these eight natural and herbal remedies.