"Go out, go out I beg of you And taste the beauty of the wild. Behold the miracle of the earth With all the wonder of a child." —Edna Jaques
When it comes to living well, the simplest things are often the best. During this season of long days and warm nights, we can take pleasure in treating ourselves to the taste of freshly grown herbs, the relaxation of handmade spa products and the refreshment of a sweet-cool beverage enjoyed outdoors with friends and family. Sit back, relax, and 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!
Summer Harvest Guide: Enjoy the garden harvest all year with this plant-by-plant guide to harvesting and storing your favorite crops.
24 Goods for a Self-Sufficient Home: Create a healthier, simpler, more self-sufficient home with our expert product recommendations for the kitchen, garden and medicine chest.
How to Keep Your House Cool Without Air Conditioning: Use no- and low-cost methods and energy-efficiency enhancements to stay comfortable this summer without soaring energy bills.
13 Ways to Use Lemons Around the House: Brighten and refresh your home with these 13 easy, natural uses for lemon.
6 Basic Homemade Beauty Products: It's simple and affordable to make your own beauty products at home. Use these beauty recipes to learn the basics, then have fun creating your own custom blends.
Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas: Get inspired in the morning with these quick and easy breakfast ideas.
Backyard Bounty: 8 Useful Weeds: Are weeds our friend or our foe? Discover a world of uses for eight of our favorites and decide for yourself.
3 Easy Herb-Infused Water Recipes: What could be simpler than gathering around a backyard barbecue or sitting on the porch on a balmy evening with a refreshing glass of water infused with delicate botanical flavors?
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