Category Archives: Sustainable Living

How to make herbal tinctures Part 2

It’s now been six weeks since I started making tinctures of Yarrow and Red Clover.  Time to finish the process and bottle the tinctures!!! Enjoy this photoset on Flickr about the final process. Here’s what you need: 1) Large non-metalic … Continue reading

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Can I drink too much kombucha??

You can all probably tell that Kombucha is becoming a huge passion of mine! I’m brewing two gallons per week now, and I’m thinking of brewing three gallons so I can share some with others who are interested! All of … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Kombucha

I wanted to share a whole roundup of articles with you about the reported benefits of Kombucha! If you’re just joining me know, you’ll hear me talk about Kombucha a lot I’m sure, as I’m back to brewing tw0 gallons … Continue reading

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Collecting Spring Water

I count myself as very lucky to live in a community that has TWO natural springs in city parks.  Our parks department tests the nitrate levels of our springs on a monthly basis even! I’ve been collecting spring water on … Continue reading

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How to make herbal tinctures

(Part 1 of 2 – stay tuned!!) This week gave us a bountiful harvest of wild Yarrow and Red Clover blossoms in Northern Minnesota.  Creating tinctures is a great way to preserve and use wilcrafted herbs. Enjoy this Flickr photo … Continue reading

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Growing Kombucha Cultures

A while back, I posted about how I was making about two gallons of kombucha per week when I was living in Minneapolis.  Since we moved in the winter to the suburbs, I composted my old cultures or SCOBYs (Symbiotic … Continue reading

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Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam

As promised from my previous blog post about strawberries in Minnesota, here’s an easy recipe for you all after you’ve gone and picked your fresh berries!  Enjoy! Quick & Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam Ingredients: (recipe from Marijane T.) 2 pts. … Continue reading

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Strawberry Picking Comes Early to Minnesota!

If you’ve seen the news here in Minnesota, you know that many of the berry farms are seeing ripe strawberries a full two weeks early this summer!  Having fresh strawberries this early in June is a real treat! If you … Continue reading

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Two Years Car-Free – Part 3 – Joy!

I thought I would end my series of posts on living car-free with a more positive note. I’ve found a lot of joy and happiness along the way! There are so many other paths that a person can take to … Continue reading

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Making Kombucha

I just made my first batch of Kombucha in Minneapolis! For some reason, it was much tougher in Duluth to make this really yummy and healthy drink (probably because even in summer, some days did not reach 70 degrees or … Continue reading

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