5 Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids

Getting kids outdoors in the winter can often prove challenging. Try these fun and creative activities to get your kids outside and connected to the natural world.

Perfect Pie Dough Recipe

Try this perfect pie dough recipe and discover answers to aggravating pie crust problems and pie-making blunders.

5 Ways to Eat Kale

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.

Guidebook To LEED Certification Process

Here is the ideal guide for architects, engineers, interior designers, project managers, facility managers, and building owners for understanding the project certification process for the Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Recipe Callout: Lavender Muffins, Part Two

Last week The Herb Companion published two reader recipes after a reader callout for delicious lavender muffin recipes on our Facebook fan page. The following recipes include Luscious Lavender Muffins and Agave Lavender Muffins.

Recipe Callout: Lavender Muffins, Part One

Yesterday, The Herb Companion asked its readers for delicious lavender muffin recipes. Your submissions have made us ecstatic. The following recipes include White Chocolate and Lavender Muffins, and Lavender-Lemon Blueberry Muffins.

Boost Your Metabolism With Herbs

Despite what you may have heard, you don't need to suffer through extreme diets or complicated menus to burn calories. Boost your metabolism with these great tasting herbs that you may already have growing in your kitchen garden.

Blending Teas at Home

Combine a variety of teas, as well as non-tea ingredients such as spices, flowers, herbs, and dried fruits, to create personal signature tea blends that you can use both for sipping and for cooking.

Build a Double-Barrel Herb Garden

This weekend project is perfect for the herb gardener with limited space. It gives more surface area for the herbs to spill from, a lot more soil to hold nutrients and water, and root room for all the extra herbs.

The Botany of Cannabis

Separate stoner customs from scientific marijuana research with this insightful breakdown of the Cannabis plant.

Capture Flavor With Infusions

Alcohol-based infusions are wonderful for deglazing the skillet after searing a steak or piece of chicken, or you can drizzle them on ice cream for a grown-up dessert.

Book Review: Tomatoes Garlic Basil

Patsy Bell Hobson reviews Doug Oster's book, Tomatoes Basil Garlic, which captures the simple pleasures of growing and cooking your garden's most versatile veggies.

Keep the Green Conversations Rolling on Facebook and Twitter

If you haven't joined in on our social networking fun, what are you waiting for? We'll post fun surveys, stories, blog posts and even coupon codes for our Natural Home Kitchen Products in the coming weeks. Join us now! Tell us what you want to see in 2010, and we'll be sure to incorporate your ideas into our magazine and web content.

What's your favorite cookbook?

Editor in Chief, K.C. Compton, discovers a new cookbook that she has fallen in love with. What are your favorite cookbooks? 

Save a Buck the Frugal Foodie Way

The Frugal Foodie Cookbook (Viva Edtions, 2009) offers excellent recipes and tips for the everyday cook. Here's a recipe for Roasted Garlic, Spinach, and Feta Pizza.

What is a Localvore?

Eating local doesn’t have to be limiting or expensive. Learn how to eat local using tips from the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.