a natural living site http://learningandyearning.com Creator Worshipper / Creation Student Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:38:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Can’t Forage? 10 Foods and Medicinals You Can Buy Dehydratedhttp://learningandyearning.com/cant-forage http://learningandyearning.com/cant-forage#respond Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:00:46 +0000 http://learningandyearning.com/?p=9188 a natural living site

As much as I’ve enjoyed learning to identify new plants over the years, I’ve been rather nonchalant about foraging, and especially about foraging enough for winter use. My interest has piqued over the past year or two, however, and I’ve found myself in the position where I’ve grown to rely on certain foods, like elderberry, […]

Can’t Forage? 10 Foods and Medicinals You Can Buy Dehydrated

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Tips and Resources for Your Hardiness Zonehttp://learningandyearning.com/hardiness-zone http://learningandyearning.com/hardiness-zone#respond Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:00:55 +0000 http://learningandyearning.com/?p=9083 a natural living site

What’s a hardiness zone and how do I find mine? The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners can determine which plants are most likely to thrive in their location. The map divides the United States and Canada into zones based on the average annual minimum temperature for that area. This information is […]

Tips and Resources for Your Hardiness Zone

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Supercharge Your Elderberry Syruphttp://learningandyearning.com/supercharge-your-elderberry-syrup http://learningandyearning.com/supercharge-your-elderberry-syrup#respond Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:59:08 +0000 http://learningandyearning.com/?p=9137 a natural living site

You know I’m a big fan of elderberries. We’ve talked about them in the past. And they grow wild here in NEPA, so that’s a huge plus. But, even if they don’t grow in your area, you can purchase them dried pretty reasonably right here. Elderberry Syrup is well known for it’s ability to boost the immune […]

Supercharge Your Elderberry Syrup

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Saying I Love You . . . Naturallyhttp://learningandyearning.com/saying-i-love-you-naturally http://learningandyearning.com/saying-i-love-you-naturally#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:52:58 +0000 http://learningandyearning.com/?p=9111 a natural living site

If you’re like me, and I think you are, the traditional Valentine’s Day gift of pesticide laden roses from South America just isn’t your thing. And those heart shaped boxes of chocolate? More pesticides, and lots of questionable ingredients. Chocolate is wonderful, but make sure it’s organic and fair-trade, k? Or better yet, try this Chocolate […]

Saying I Love You . . . Naturally

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The Trick to Delicious Wintergreen Teahttp://learningandyearning.com/wintergreen-tea http://learningandyearning.com/wintergreen-tea#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:16:17 +0000 http://learningandyearning.com/?p=9089 a natural living site

Are there flavors and scents that send you straight back to your childhood? Wintergreen does that for me. Growing up, my family spent every summer at a cottage on a lake in the mountains of northeast PA. That mountain is covered with sassafras, mountain laurel, blueberries . . . and wintergreen. I would be hard pressed to think […]

The Trick to Delicious Wintergreen Tea

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Feeding Rufus: How We Transitioned to Raw Cat Foodhttp://learningandyearning.com/raw-cat-food http://learningandyearning.com/raw-cat-food#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 10:00:32 +0000 http://learningandyearning.com/?p=9050 a natural living site

Rufus was in a cage for 8 months. Out of dozens of cats at the animal shelter, I knew he was the one for us the minute I saw him and without warning, I was crying. Sheesh. Why do I do that? The transition to our home wasn’t the easiest one for him. He wanted to be […]

Feeding Rufus: How We Transitioned to Raw Cat Food

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Bath Salts: The Safe Way to Add Essential Oils to Your Bathhttp://learningandyearning.com/bath-salts http://learningandyearning.com/bath-salts#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:00:18 +0000 http://learningandyearning.com/?p=9019 a natural living site

What could be more soothing than a hot bath with lavender essential oil? Or peppermint oil to get your morning going? But because oils and water don’t mix, adding undiluted essential oils to your bath could potentially burn your skin. It happened to a friend of mine. Diluting the essential oil with a carrier oil first (ie. olive […]

Bath Salts: The Safe Way to Add Essential Oils to Your Bath

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Spatchcock Roasted Chicken with Smoky Turmeric Marinadehttp://learningandyearning.com/roasted-chicken-with-turmeric http://learningandyearning.com/roasted-chicken-with-turmeric#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:39:02 +0000 http://learningandyearning.com/?p=8981 a natural living site

Spatchcock Roasted Chicken with Turmeric There’s that word, spatchcock again! In my last post, I showed you how to spatchcock a chicken, which I learned from Ariana at And Here in We Are. Spatchcock just means to butterfly, which helps to assure an evenly cooked, juicy chicken. You can learn how here. Don’t be intimidated; […]

Spatchcock Roasted Chicken with Smoky Turmeric Marinade

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How to Spatchcock Chickenhttp://learningandyearning.com/spatchcock-chicken http://learningandyearning.com/spatchcock-chicken#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:01:16 +0000 http://learningandyearning.com/?p=8939 a natural living site

As a blogger, people often ask me what blogs I follow. There are tons of great blogs that I know and love, but one of the first I always mention is And Here We Are. It’s written by Ariana Mullins. She and her family are Americans living in England (soon to be moving to Spain). I […]

How to Spatchcock Chicken

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Winter Foraging: Pine Needle Salad Dressinghttp://learningandyearning.com/pine-needle-salad-dressing http://learningandyearning.com/pine-needle-salad-dressing#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:44:30 +0000 http://learningandyearning.com/?p=8859 a natural living site

Just after Christmas, I was at a friend’s home and was admiring her tree. Seeing that it was a pine, I did what any normal person would do. I pulled off a few needles and tasted them. Sincerely, it was some of the best pine I’ve ever had, and she happily let me gather a […]

Winter Foraging: Pine Needle Salad Dressing

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Plantain & Kelp Plaque-Fighting Tooth Powderhttp://learningandyearning.com/plantain-and-kelp-tooth-powder http://learningandyearning.com/plantain-and-kelp-tooth-powder#comments Sun, 28 Dec 2014 22:00:35 +0000 http://learningandyearning.com/?p=8471 a natural living site

  Toothpaste or Tooth Powder? Before toothpaste there was . . . tooth powder. Glycerin was later added to turn the powder into paste for a more convenient way to keep teeth clean. Glycerin itself is a safe product, but may prevent remineralization since it coats your teeth. In addition, according to this abstract, tooth powder may […]

Plantain & Kelp Plaque-Fighting Tooth Powder

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O Christmas Tree!http://learningandyearning.com/christmas-tree http://learningandyearning.com/christmas-tree#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:57:31 +0000 http://learningandyearning.com/?p=8807 a natural living site

We’re real tree kind of people. We love nature and the outdoors, and like to do things ourselves. Just the type of people who go out every year and cut their own Christmas tree, right? Ummm. No. Well, there was that one Christmas when we lived in the country and went out and cut a tree. […]

O Christmas Tree!

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