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Maple & Dried Apple Cookies

Maple & Dried Apple Cookies

Make these simple apple oatmeal cookies using dried fruits, nuts, and hearty whole grain for amazing packed lunches and more. Using only maple syrup for sweetener dried apple cookies are made slightly healthier with the addition of wheat germ and rolled oats, making...

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Growing and Using Micro Herbs (Such as Micro Basil)

Growing and Using Micro Herbs (Such as Micro Basil)

Micro herbs add flavor and nutrition to your food and beauty to your home. You can grow micro basil and other herbs such as cress and dill year round when you grow them indoors as micro greens. What Are Micro Herbs? Micro herbs and micro greens are really just...

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Flower Tinctures to Make this Summer

Flower Tinctures to Make this Summer

Summer is often the season of abundance. This abundance applies as much to food as it does to herbal remedies. Make these flower tinctures as they bloom this summer and be ready to care for a variety of ailments in the seasons ahead. Rose to Calm Anxiety Tinctures are...

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DIY Easy Knit Hooded Scarf with Video and Free Pattern

DIY Easy Knit Hooded Scarf with Video and Free Pattern

I'm a sucker for hoods. If it has a hood, there's a good chance I'll love it. This easy knit hooded scarf is one of my favorite projects not only to knit, but to wear too! The Garter stitch pattern uses the basic knit stitch which makes this scarf a great project for...

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